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Old 02-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #406
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17 lt in mine so Tony should b getting the same or very close to as well.
That's more like what you would expect. Very good
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #407
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #408
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It is the standard HB one drilled to suit the KTM mounts. I had it on the bike before mounting the tanks so the standard one should fit also. And yes still hook the Gobis up.

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You could do some James Bond shit and connect the seat latch cable to the shock adjuster. Everytime you lift the adjuster to dial in the rear suspension the seat opens up!

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I was thinking of putting a longer wire on and attaching it to a lever mounted near the shock resorvoir (sorta like the SE has).
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #409
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:38 AM   #410
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Sorry no decent pictures yet. A week of Gastro and some shake down issues have kept me busy.

But here are some with the plumbing complete and Gobi's mounted.

Extra Petcock for rear tanks. The beauty of this is that you can drain either front or rear tanks.


The fuel level is really easy to see.




Gobi's still fit up okay.




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Old 03-07-2012, 05:29 AM   #411
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Ur not running the rear exh bung? Must b westing ear plugs ...
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Hey dude, did you have to make your rear racks wider to accommodate the aux tanks? It's kinda hard to see onnmy iPhone but are the gobis going to rub the tanks?
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:10 AM   #413
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Hey dude, did you have to make your rear racks wider to accommodate the aux tanks? It's kinda hard to see onnmy iPhone but are the gobis going to rub the tanks?
No and no. All that was done was to modify the mounting position. About a 10mm gap between the tanks and panniers.


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Old 03-07-2012, 06:13 AM   #414
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Wheezes like an old lady climbing stairs with it in. Have to find a compromise maybe cut it down. It not much louder than with the Wings just a little higher pitch.


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Old 03-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #415
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Wheezes like an old lady climbing stairs with it in. Have to find a compromise maybe cut it down. It not much louder than with the Wings just a little higher pitch.


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I cut about 40mm off the end of mine. Seems to work pretty well but I'm not running any cone baffle after the header tho!
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #416
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I cut about 40mm off the end of mine. Seems to work pretty well but I'm not running any cone baffle after the header tho!
I don't have the cone in either. I like the idea of a cut down baffle though
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:01 AM   #417
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Okay so review finally.

So I said I would do a review of the tanks and fitting them.

I should start of with my purpose for wanting the tanks: My wife and I are doing a multi year trip through western and eastern Europe, Russia, the 'Stans, Mongolia, Asia and Africa. The tanks are there to give me a range of about 550ks.

For this the tanks need to last over some pretty uneven ground, but no worse than what we would encounter travelling in Australia.

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The tanks: They feel very solid and the finish is excellent. I do wonder about the mounts not be being rubber based, but time well tell and Pete's seem to be just fine. The sub frame has foam tape at all the contact points so this does act a damper for movement. Fuel fittings are all Banjo type fittings and the female ends are well mounted into the tank. The parts supplied make mounting easy and pretty much came with everything I needed.

Fitting:

There is *a lot* of cutting to do to fit the tanks and once done you wont be able to fit the side panels again without buying the rear fender (P/N 600 08 013 000) I found a hacksaw blade and side cutters worked the best.

Once the cutting is done a couple of threaded holes will need to be drilled on the sub frame where the exhaust mounts current bolt to, this not mission critical as you could just put normal bolts there if you wanted to revert.

The tanks bolt up very easily, there is a flange on each tank that mounts the bottom of the tank behind the footpeg, these need to be marked and drilled, on the left side you will need some longer counter sunk bolts to remount the foot peg. On the right side the one that come with the GPR exhaust are just fine.

The fuel hoses took a bit mucking about until I was happy with there locations, it tees into the fuel pump suction on the bottom side of the voltage reg an alternate would be to tee into the connecting tube for the main tanks. On the other end they run as per the about pictures. Pete has run his slightly differently, but I worried about hitting the swing arm if was on the inside of the subframe. The connecting tube for the rear tanks runs along the cross brace at the back of the main frame, this makes it little higher than bottom of the right tank, but I think this should suit. A warning - I runed the washers on the banjo bolt a tightening it and then loosening it reposition the bayonet. I had a nice steady drip of fuel onto a nice hot exhaust.

With the GPR all I had to change was the postion the of rear mounting bracket. I used the exhaust bracket from the other-side and mounted it back about 2".

All in all they are great product and I am very happy with them.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:42 AM   #418
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I'm getting ready to mount mine and have been contemplating where to run the fuel lines. Have you found out how much fuel doesn't drain from the tanks yet (due to the way you routed the lines high)? I was thinking of routing them in a similar fashion

May I also ask where you route the wires (rear lights) after you removed the plastics that run along the sides of the subframe?

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:08 AM   #419
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It looks like it drains most if not all of the fuel routed this way.

Heres how I routed the light wires.




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Old 03-09-2012, 05:47 AM   #420
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Thanks, I have an aluminum tool box under my seat so I'll have to figure something out.

Good to hear about the fuel draining, I was a bit hesitant to have an increase in height. Thanks for "testing"
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