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Old 09-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #31
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Pics of Safari 25L tank on TE610

I hope y'all don't mind that I post a bunch of pics of the install

Have a gas can handy and a piece of fuel line.

First, you need a bike to install the tank on


Remove the plastics and the seat


And the radiator shrouds


Disconnect the vent line and remove the tank mounting bolt


Close the petcocks on both sides of the tank


Connect your length of fuel line, connect to the petcock, open petcock and drain this side of the tank


Repeat on the other side


Lousy pic, but too late now Squeeze the little tabs on the fuel pump connection and remove the two lines


Don't forget to disconnect the fuel pump electrical connections before you go yanking the tank off


I forgot why I took this pic.


The Safari tank looks massive, but it's not, as you'll soon see


Do like the instruction page says and rinse out the tank with some gas. There are indeed some bits of plastic in the tank. Also, look at the inside of the gas cap, you might find some plastic bits there, too.


Turn the stock tank upside down and remove the 6 bolts




Pull the pump assembly straight out


And drop it into the Safari tank. It will be a tight fit


The fuel filter fits tight against the inside wall of the tank, so it's not a straight drop-in affair. Work it in slowly and patiently. Run in the bolts a few turns at a time until it's square then finish tightening them up.


Keep a close eye on the gasket. It will try to run away.


Done. Notice the wiring goes to the front of the tank, just like it says in the instruction sheet.


Remove the radiator fan so you can...


route the crossover fuel line. I routed it through the loop of line under the water overflow tank so there's little chance of it touching the exhaust headers.


Route the included fuel line like so:


Remove the stock, short fuel line from the fuel rail and replace with the included line


You don't need the stock, short fuel line anymore. Make it go away.


Replace the fan (and don't forget to reconnect the wiring if you disconnected it)


Go ahead and drop the tank in place and connect the fuel lines and the pump wiring to the harness


Keep an eye on the wiring and keep it clear of the exhaust header


Lie on your back and get under the tank so you can connect the crossover fuel line


Pour some fuel into the tank and check for leaks. Then turn the key to pressurize the lines and check for leaks again. Looks like I got done just in time




Arghh... I forgot to mention the front cross brace. The pics I took didn't turn out. On my setup, the cross brace hits the right header pipe. I will need to dremel some clearance. If your touches, or is really really close, give it some more clearance. Don't be lazy, because if you don't, in no time you will have a hole in the header pipe.


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Old 09-09-2011, 10:29 AM   #32
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Sweet! Great job!
Post a couple pix of the bike during day time if you ccan. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:33 AM   #33
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TE610 Safari Tank Part 2

Here's some pics of the tank on the bike.

First of all, notice how narrow it is. It is narrower than the IMS 5 gallon tank I had on my 06 TE610.
















My observations:
From the riders point of view, the tank is no wider than stock. It doesn't spread my legs at any weird angle or anything. Sitting on the bike is totally comfortable.

It seem to feel the same with 5 gallons in the tank, lower on the bike than 3 gallons in the stock tank, higher on the bike. I wondered about it feeling top heavy. The IMS 5 gallon tank on my 06 TE610 does feel top-heavy when full, but feels great with 3 gallons. This tank feels great with 5 gallons

The feel of the plastic is really good. This seems like a good, thick, durable tank that I can throw down the trail without worrying about doing any real damage.

No @$%@$ key for the gas cap! Awesome!

I have to admit, I balked at spending >$7xx for a frickin' gas tank, but now that I have it, I feel it is so well worth it. I'm really glad I got it. The Husqvarna TE610 is an awesome bike. It works well in the deserts of Nevada, Oregon, and Baja, and the extended range I get now gives me some real piece of mind.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:34 AM   #34
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You got it
Yeah, it was getting dark enough by the time I finished up that the pics I took of the cross brace didn't turn out. I forgot to mention that. I will go back and edit
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Sweet! Great job!
Post a couple pix of the bike during day time if you ccan. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:49 AM   #35
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Awesome! Looks really good.

Can u see the fuel level through the plastic?
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:51 AM   #36
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No, at least not so far, but I ordered the solid white one. I don't think I'll be able to see the fuel level in any light, probably.
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Awesome! Looks really good.

Can u see the fuel level through the plastic?
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #37
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Got it. Thanks.
I wasn't sure If it was translucent or white. It did look very white.

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #38
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Nice job, Arno... I got my tank before you did but haven't had a spare minute to get it on the bike. Should make our next Baja trip even more fun with gas stops fewer and further between.

I got the translucent white - but it looks very much like a solid white tank. I think it's going to be much better looking over time than the usual quick-to-yellow translucent plastics I'm used to seeing. The Safari looks to be a very well made piece.

It looks as narrow as the 5.8 Acerbis I had on the XR628, and narrower than the 5 gal IMS on my TE 610 too. It will be interesting to see how that cross brace fits with the Leo Vince Ti header that tucks in so close to the frame (that I've also not installed yet ).

Great write up!


And also, great service from JGT again - they've been great to deal with on every tank I've bought there.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #39
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Great Service

Been trying to track down a red 6 gallon Acerbis tank for my CRF450. These guys were great. Super fast email replies top questions. They knew their product, mounting procedures. etc. My 2008 needed a small bracket to fit the tank. They gave me the heads up on this and even gave the Honda part number for the bracket, most places wouldn't have even bothered!

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Old 09-09-2011, 11:02 PM   #40
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Great Serivce!

Been trying to track down a red 6 gallon Acerbis tank for my CRF450. These guys were great. Super fast email replies top questions. They knew their product, mounting procedures. etc. My 2008 needed a small bracket to fit the tank. They gave me the heads up on this and even gave the Honda part number for the bracket, most places wouldn't have even bothered!

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #41
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Great Pics and write up...Thanks!

Desert season is right around the corner!


We have some great deals on some Acerbis 3.4 KTM tanks right now!

They come with the screw cap (Instead of the troublesome MDR and a new petcock)

HERE

All for $259 with shipping. Limited time only.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:34 PM   #42
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Spy Photos of the new KLR650 Tank from IMS...

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Looks like 8-10 gallons of ADVenture!

We will be carrying these as soon as we can get them...
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:52 PM   #43
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TE610 Safari tank and Scotts Damper

Just in case someone is balking at getting a Scotts damper because they have this tank, or they're balking at getting this tank because they have a Scotts damper, I've taken a couple of photos.

The Scotts Damper fits with no modifications. The thickness of the tab where the bolt goes through to hold the front of the tank down is the same thickness, and the leading edge profile is also about the same, so there was no interference anywhere.






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Old 09-26-2011, 08:47 AM   #44
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IMS 4 gallon tank for the DRZ 400S





Notice at the front of the seat, the gas tanks doesn't protrude like on the Acerbis.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #45
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Couple of new additions only for JGT customers from Acerbis.
  • Yamaha TTR600 5.3gal Fuel Tanks, Due in the US in November
  • Yamaha XT600 6 gal fuel tanks for the 05-02 models. In stock now!
  • Kawasaki KLX650R 4.5 gal Fuel tank for the 93-95 Models due in October 1st

Your source for discontinued tanks!
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