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Old 04-14-2008, 03:17 AM   #1
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Underseat tank for HP2

Got a friend in Germany who will produce a batch of underseat tanks for the HP2. The tank will be plastic (choose your color), hold approx. 8 liters/2gallons and will pump the fuel constantly back into the main tank when it empties. Costs will be around 500 Euros including pump etc. ready to install. If there is interest, I would consider taking the ordeal of organizing shipping etc. Anyone want one?
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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I would be interested if the USD bought 1.30 EURO. But the USD only buys about .63 EURO, so that is going to be a mighty pricey 2 gallon tub.

I'll have to get motivated and make my own. I've been meaning to buy the 20G sheet metal and the low pressure pump.

But thanks for arranging fabrication and the group buy. This is the preferred tank set up, IMHO
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:10 AM   #3
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Any photos or is it too early in the process?
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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No photos yet, once I have some I will post them.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:59 AM   #5
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I'm curious to see the design. Dunno yet if I'd commit to buying... but if the design is slick enough I might buy it anyway.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #6
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I would have an interest in it depending on how well it's designed. We've been real successful with the HPN 6 gallon tanks, but some folks would like an alternative. The underseat tank IMHO should work with both stock and aftermarket shocks/resevoirs and should have enough clearance if an 18" tire/wheel is mounted up.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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Sure i am interested on it. I think it is a very good deal,

The HPN one costs 1500 € for 23 lts total capacity,
this new underseat tank in combination with original one makes 13+8 = 21lts for 500 euros.

My big concerns are:

¿do you loose any rear shock travel with this underseat tank?
¿can you still mount rear footpegs kit?

I hope you can hang some pics of it.

Thanks.
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Got a friend in Germany who will produce a batch of underseat tanks for the HP2. The tank will be plastic (choose your color), hold approx. 8 liters/2gallons and will pump the fuel constantly back into the main tank when it empties.
Cool that a garage enterprise is going for this.

What sort of plastic manufacturing method is this tank going to be?


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Old 04-15-2008, 04:48 AM   #9
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Cool that a garage enterprise is going for this.

What sort of plastic manufacturing method is this tank going to be?

No no no, he's a pro working in the plastic business, mainly doing plastic for BMW 7 series, tubes, fenders etc.
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No no no, he's a pro working in the plastic business, mainly doing plastic for BMW 7 series, tubes, fenders etc.
That's fine, there are many professionals based in a home lab/shop. I didn't mean anything by it.

So what type of plastic? Some Europeans consider plastic to include fiberglass and resin.


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I'll get more info over the weekend and post them here.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #12
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So what type of plastic? Some Europeans consider plastic to include fiberglass and resin.
Hallo,
the material is Polyethylen (the same material like fuel reservoirs)
I form two halfparts and weld them

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Hallo,
the material is Polyethylen (the same material like fuel reservoirs)
I form two halfparts and weld them

greetings, Markus
sounds good to me, will the transfer pump be an inline unit or built into the bottom of the tank? I personally would like a side fill off of the right rear. Having to remove the seat with tail bag fitted gets to be a pain, just my opinion.
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Hallo,
the material is Polyethylen (the same material like fuel reservoirs)
I form two halfparts and weld them
Hey there Markus, thanks for the reply. Forming and welding is a good solution for low volume. Sure much better than a rotomold.

I know we have a language difference and thanks in advance for bearing with my curiosity.

By welding, do you mean a process where plastic 'filler material' is added? Or is it a 'fusing' process. Fuse meaning, the two flat mating surfaces are heated to melting temp, and then quickly pushed together. Or a possibly vibration or ultrasonic welding process.

I'm not trying to judge, I am just curious. I wish you much success.

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:52 PM   #15
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Hallo,
the material is Polyethylen (the same material like fuel reservoirs)
I form two halfparts and weld them

greetings, Markus
Markus: I've gotten to know a guy online who lives in Munich......a fellow R90S enthusiast and owner of the most beautiful R90S special I've ever seen. He is busy making a small fairing for his bike and has had to have it inspected by TUV for his own motorcycle!!! This sort of gov't oversite is unheard of in America but makes it much easier for me to buy your product because I assume you will also have to have had your tank inspected carefully before you can use it OR sell it...... Bruce
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