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Old 03-07-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Over sized Safari tank for the Super Tenere

I'm looking for a little help here...

as the Super Tenere is now becoming a bike of choice for long distance overland travel it has one major drawback - FUEL CAPACITY - to not have any worries on the road a range of 300+ miles nowadays is must...i know i rode round the world in 2014, and did Ushuaia to Prudhoe Bay in 2011

I am leaving Jan 2016 on a RTW on my 2012 S10, over the last four months i have been looking into way to carry more gas, options are limited

tank being cut and rewelded, then painted...ballpark $2000+
roto pax
Iron Butt set up with rear mounted auxiliary tank, doable but again difficult with a passenger
Fuel bladder
Rear saddle tanks...not an option with saddlebags and a passenger



as this ride will be two up, the last three don't really work that well due to either safety or position of fuel, and the first one is a last resort due to cost involved

so, I have some Australian friends who are willing to make contact with Robin Box, owner of Safari Gas Tanks Australia...but what i need are numbers to sway his decision

Looking at the website i would presume pricing would be inline with the Triumph and Ktm 950 tanks they already make ($900 +/-), but not as high as the Ktm 990 ($1600) as that is two separate tanks

Having had other over sized tanks from Safari and Acerbis on my other bikes i would hope a gain of a minimum 2 gallons but more preferably 3 gallons would be a great gain, so based on 9 US gallons/ 34 liters...this in turn would push mileage up to (based on mine 42.5mpg US) 382.5 miles per tank

i am going to post the same thread on supertenereforum as well to see if we can get this done...for all of us, and if we can get a yes then maybe a group buy???

would you be interested at all, i guess there is three types of yes

1. i'd buy right now if it were available
2. once its done and i like the look of it i'd buy
3. maybe in the future if my needs/ cash flow require it

let me know and i will update this first post with members name in a list

thanks in advance


i'd buy right now
1. rtwPaul
2. Dallara
3.OX-34
4.TheMuffinMan54
5.randomride
6.Sup-Ten
7.VgnSTRider87
8.
9.




Once its done
1.supercal
2.tomatocity
3.BergDonk
4.SilverBullet
5.SPX
6.Northernstar
7.Roge
8.Bigbore4
9.Jud
10.sander
11.NicolasR
12.432Hz
13.BSTARD
14.Glenn C
15.432Hz
16.True Grip
17.jmoore
18.Mark R.
19.sallydog
20.Ozmac
22.BHumW
23.Bushyar15
24.daveburton - owns 2 S10's
25.daveburton - owns 2 S10's
26.HBL
27.squarebore
28.ohyeahsure
29.ridefire
30.ThorRex
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.




in the future
1.dcstrom
2.JackBurns40
3.sidetrack one
4.AVGeek
5.Baja Explorer
6.twinrider
7.pub610
8.Blue Mule
9.llamabomb
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11.

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Old 03-07-2015, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi Paul

Would you have a website showing Robin Box's work? When I google "robin box", all I get is this :

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Old 03-07-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hi Paul

Would you have a website showing Robin Box's work? When I google "robin box", all I get is this :
I am trying to do a positive thing for Super Tenere riders and owners which obviously you are not?

two simple clicks would have shown you what i am referring to

Safari Tanks is an Australian company, then click the 'about' page, here it is for you...http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/about-safari-tanks

please keep this thread on point, it is to gauge interest in the potential of having a new product manufactured that is not currently offered
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:53 PM   #4
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Don't you think you are being "a bit" condescending Mr Paul?

In this case, no... He's not.


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This forum is not dedicated to the ST...

But this thread most definitely *IS* dedicated to the Super Tenere... Read the thread *TITLE* and subject line. It clearly says "over sized Safari tank for the *SUPER TENERE*".

You can't get much more model and brand specific than that.


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...and members are interested to know what Robin Box does. Which is exactly the center point of your topic. But I guess you are of the sensitive type... ;-(

No, the "center point" of his, and this, thread topic is, again, "Over sized Safari tank for the Super Tenere", *NOT* titled "Information about Robin Box for Curious ADVrider Members".

Methinks you may be the one a bit too sensitive and condescending...



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BTW As for calling me lazy, please help me find a link to that Robin Box dude or Safari in your initial post. Polease let me know.


Show me where he called you "lazy"... That said, a simple Google search for "Safari Tanks" and 30 seconds would have led you right to the pages he mentions. Here, let me do it for you - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=safari+tanks *OR* http://lmgtfy.com/?q=safari+tanks+robin+box

See, that wasn't so hard, now was it?

But hey, what do I know?

I'm just an ADVrider member whose interested in a bigger fuel tank for my own Yamaha Super Tenere and would like the thread to stay on-topic.

Dallara



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Old 03-07-2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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Shop around, you should be able to find thousands of welders willing to cut and reweld your tank for a couple hundred bucks. If you befriend them...they often work for beer.

Couple hundred more to get it back to factory paint colors.

Lots of guys work on this small custom stuff after hours because the jobs are too small for a business owner to quote at a profitable rate.



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Old 03-07-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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I'd consider buying one for the weight savings alone...haven't pulled mine off yet but I can't imagine that big steel tank is all that light.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #7
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Shop around, you should be able to find thousands of welders willing to cut and reweld your tank for a couple hundred bucks.
this thread is about trying to gauge interest in an over sized Safari sized tank made out of plastic for the masses, not just a larger tank for my bike

this thread is not about converting the stock tank or anything to do with welding...BTW i'm a welder!!!
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I'd consider buying one for the weight savings alone...haven't pulled mine off yet but I can't imagine that big steel tank is all that light.
i'll add you to the list, thanks for the response
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Put me down as a '2' I guess And its not too far to the factory from here, a day's ride, so I might be able to assist Robin with my bike as a model if that helps.

Once its going again though, died today on the side of a hill 3 hrs from home, cause TBC, but I think the battery dropped its guts.
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I'm looking for a little help here...
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tank being cut and rewelded, then painted...ballpark $2000+
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Tabasco (Jaxon on ADVRider.com) has done this for Ray Walton, a UK based long distance psychopath.

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What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This would be the most important data for me. If the increase is at least 3 gals I would be in the "in the future" bracket if the looks of it were not too offensive.

TheMuffinMan54 don't expect any weight savings. Safari tanks are really built and thick and with added capacity it could easily weigh as much if not more than the stock tank.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #13
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I could be interested in something like this. As long as it still retains the fuel gauge and doesn't look out of place (judging by other Safari tanks this shouldn't be an issue).
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Put me down as a '2' I guess And its not too far to the factory from here, a day's ride, so I might be able to assist Robin with my bike as a model if that helps.

Once its going again though, died today on the side of a hill 3 hrs from home, cause TBC, but I think the battery dropped its guts.
that would be a great help if they need it, our man on ground so to speak...good luck fixing the problem
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What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This would be the most important data for me. If the increase is at least 3 gals I would be in the "in the future" bracket if the looks of it were not too offensive.
i have updated the first post, for me a gain of 3 gallons would be the way to go too
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