Originally Posted by The Breeze
I have Safari tanks on two of my bikes, and love them. They offer great crash/drop protection too!! Plan to get one for my 800XC, when available.
My question is.....
Do you think (from your look at the pictures) the new Safari tank will interfere with the SWMototech crash bars??? My guess is, is that it will, and the tank will probably create radiator protection. Since I'm about to pull the trigger on crash bars, maybe I'll wait to see the Safari in the flesh (or just go with the Triumph crash bars for now).
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Looking at the mould pictures, I was fairly confident the Safari tank would be fine with the SW Motech engine bars. The Safari tank looks to use the space occupied by the top plastic shrouds (keeping the lower ones that run either side of the radiator) and as a result I don't think it will be significantly wider in that area than the standard profile. I guess it could change prior to production though?
Hope this helps.