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Old 12-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #4396
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safari filled, i got 4.2 gallons filled to the brim. i was hoping for closer to 4.5, maybe it'll "break in" and sag a bit when hot.

the .2 looks possibly unusable, locked up in the front wings.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #4397
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safari filled, i got 4.2 gallons filled to the brim. i was hoping for closer to 4.5, maybe it'll "break in" and sag a bit when hot.

the .2 looks possibly unusable, locked up in the front wings.

I'd just look at it like a "double reserve", if it would save a few miles of walking, I would find a way to get it to the petcock.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #4398
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safari filled, i got 4.2 gallons filled to the brim. i was hoping for closer to 4.5, maybe it'll "break in" and sag a bit when hot.

the .2 looks possibly unusable, locked up in the front wings.
If you desperately need the extra ..3 gallons mount the tank on the bike with it drained, turn petcock off, boil a huge 4 gallon pot of water, pour it in the tank, have a second 4 gallon pot boiling, let the watersit 15 minutes to soften up the plastic of the tank. Then drain the water and fill up the tank with the second pot of water. Have the fuel cap and fuel vent tube with a shraeder valve installed, Put the gas cap on and SLOWLY put about 2 pounds of air pressure into the tank, monitor the sides closely and you'll see the tank slowly expand. You may need another pound or so but go slowly as you don't want to rush the expansion. Its not the prettiest way but it does add some capacity to the tank. Don't do it on old tank as the plastic tank will have become brittle over time (ask me how I know), just new or pretty new tanks.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:21 AM   #4399
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Laugh my new (old) 04 525exc

picked up this beauty, month ago, bought a 12.2ltr clarke tank, and picked up another 6ltr rear tank for it, little bit more of a goer than my KLR650 lol




bought one of these to go alittle further


then found one of these and had to buy it


so all in all

im a happy little camper


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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #4400
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then found one of these and had to buy it


Who makes that tank? I've never seen one before.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #4401
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then found one of these and had to buy it


Who makes that tank? I've never seen one before.

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Look up Nomad Tanks http://nomadtanks.com.au/, they make some great products :)

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #4402
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kelly from motosportz is a dealer for nomad tanks, he's out of vancouver wa

http://www.motosportz.com/MZ-entry-husky.htm
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #4403
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I'd just look at it like a "double reserve", if it would save a few miles of walking, I would find a way to get it to the petcock.
A nitrile glove filled with a little sand and tied off will fit in the space and displace the liquid.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #4404
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i was just thinking of pulling a plate scraping wheelie so the fuel would head backwards.

whatever, either way. i'd rather have unusable fuel in there than unusable sand in a glove.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:00 AM   #4405
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what's the best low seat option for the rfs? munn lists a low for the exc that's sposed to be 20mm lower.

is it actually lower?

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #4406
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Seat Concepts - call them, they should have a reasonably priced option for you. The standard height carbon sides/gripper top one I got for my Husaberg is quite comfy and miles ahead of the "tall soft" plank it had before.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #4407
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SC said they could only lower if i have an EE seat pan. something to do with an air gap, no room etc.

so, i've started looking at EE seats. they don't list a "low" option, only soft and super soft for standard height.
i figure if i hate it, i could always send the pan to them for modding.

opinions plz. i want lower without resorting to the x-bushing if possible.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #4408
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clapped_r6, do you have short legs? (Honest question, not an insult ) Without knowing your details, I'll point out that having the sag and correct spring rate set up right on the rear suspension makes a big difference in height and being able to touch the ground. I've found that my 520 is actually lower than my old DR350, and my buddy's DRZ400, when my weight is on the seat.

I've been interested in the Seat Concepts stuff too, more for comfort than height though. I like the idea of having the seat wider in the rear, without the price and wait time of a Renazco. Might pull the trigger on one soon, and already have a SDG/ EE seat.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:22 PM   #4409
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I use a Seat Concepts seat on my '05 525 EXC. Best seat ever. Comfy for 1,200 grueling Baja mile this year (didn't sit much though). Tried EE and not even close to SC comfort. If you guys are using MXC tank, you need to send in the pan and they will make and install the seat cover for you. The EXC and MXC use different seats. I have a seat for my long distance 6.6 gallon Acerbis tank (EXC) and another for the 3.4 gallon MXC tank.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #4410
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Very good points made by yondering regarding sag and setup
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