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Old 03-02-2014, 05:13 PM   #331
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People have been requesting a tethered gas cap. This is what's on the way:

It'll come anodized with a small cable tether. ETA: May 1
Keep the suggestions coming and I'll do my best to address them

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Old 03-02-2014, 05:49 PM   #332
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why not take the gas tank out and develop a mold with your camel tank to make it all one unit again?...that camel tank is nice ,next on my list...after i take care of the forks...by the way r u still going to take over indy's shock bolt solution?
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:22 PM   #333
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why not take the gas tank out and develop a mold with your camel tank to make it all one unit again?...that camel tank is nice ,next on my list...after i take care of the forks...by the way r u still going to take over indy's shock bolt solution?
There are several reasons I didn't go that route.

-Ease of install. The Camel Tank can be installed with basic tools in about an hour. If people had to remove the stock tank and replace it with the new one it would take much longer as it requires disassembling the back half of the bike, removing subframe etc.

-The complexity of the the mold would make it very costly not to mention the huge increase of man hours designing it.

-Making an add on tank allowed me to make 2 versions to cover many pannier designs. Making a large one piece would lead to too many compromises.

-The final cost of the tank would significantly more the current version.

If the factory F800 cracked fuel tank issue was affecting a much larger percentage of bikes and they weren't being covered under warranty, then an aftermarket replacement (larger) would potentially be feasible.

I do have a few other projects on the go, one of them is Indy's shock kit (he knows and gave me the thumbs up).

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:48 AM   #334
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sweet! I rigged an improvised solution that works but I don't like it that much. A central tether will be much better!!! Will it secure down in the tank via a chain and T?

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #335
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Camels still hang out in the winter!



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Old 03-03-2014, 12:39 PM   #336
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V3 needed!

So, I'd like another gallon. Running the Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers the voids on V1 are not needed and to get a truly balanced look another inch on the side would be awesome!!!!!!!

Not sure how much design time there would be, but seeing as how soft luggage is a better answer for hard core off roading I see these selling in a fair quantity.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #337
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sweet! I rigged an improvised solution that works but I don't like it that much. A central tether will be much better!!! Will it secure down in the tank via a chain and T?
The tether will be on the outside, in the center. It'll be similar to what you have going on but the cable will attach in the middle (swivel) and attach to the grab bar or pannier mounts.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:16 PM   #338
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So, I'd like another gallon. Running the Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers the voids on V1 are not needed and to get a truly balanced look another inch on the side would be awesome!!!!!!!

Not sure how much design time there would be, but seeing as how soft luggage is a better answer for hard core off roading I see these selling in a fair quantity.
There is definitely a point of diminishing returns and I feel a 3rd tank for the FxxxGS bikes is on the wrong side of that curve. Molds are extremely expensive and there are large minimum order quantities in order to keep costs reasonable.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #339
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There is definitely a point of diminishing returns and I feel a 3rd tank for the FxxxGS bikes is on the wrong side of that curve. Molds are extremely expensive and there are large minimum order quantities in order to keep costs reasonable.
Doesn't hurt to dream See you in a month at the D100. Bike is prepped for a 4,000 mile AZ trip, and tires are on order for the race. Gonna be good times.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:46 PM   #340
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Doesn't hurt to dream See you in a month at the D100. Bike is prepped for a 4,000 mile AZ trip, and tires are on order for the race. Gonna be good times.
I'm looking forward to it!
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #341
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Install video

The video editing is complete on our installation video. You can check it out here: Camel Tank Install video



Big thanks to Chipp Robb for shooting and editing the video. Also thanks to Dave at Anderwerks for allowing us to us his shop to shot in
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:24 PM   #342
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V2 pre-buy

We will have a limited number of the long awaited Version 2 Camel Tank available for pre-buy starting Thursday (March 27th). Guaranteed ship date of May 1/14. There will be a pre-buy link on our site mid next week.

The V2 tank works on 2008-current F650/700/800GS twins (except 800GSA) with SW Motech, Hepco Becker, Wolfman and other pannier systems.

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Here's the promise: The tanks are $499 (free shipping in Canada and the US). If you pre-buy and it ships after May 1/14 we will refund $50 a week until it does ship.

Before May 2 = $499
May 2-8 = $449
May 9-15 = $399
May 16-22 = $349
May 23-29 = $300

I'll get some pics up Sunday.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #343
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V2 Camel Tank on SW Motech racks

A few pics of the V2 Camel Tank with SW Motech racks.



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Old 03-23-2014, 10:01 PM   #344
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V2 Camel Tank with Hepco Becker racks

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Old 03-23-2014, 10:08 PM   #345
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