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Old 02-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #3406
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Yes please on info for the stock subframe tank conversion!! I was hoping to get a 70° tank but that won't happen in time for the Tuareg Rally if at all, and I would prefer not to carry an 8 liter fuel bladder with me....
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #3407
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #3408
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #3409
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:20 AM   #3410
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RAD cush hub spokes

Hi, I received my cush hub from RAD and took it to my bike shop to have it laced to the original DID rim.
They are not sure what spokes to use. As it is the same hub as the KTM 450/525/530, will the KTM spokes fit?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:28 AM   #3411
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
Hi,
I ended up buying Gary's bike about a year ago (about 3 years after the tank modification was made)- and within weeks the the plumbing of said subframe tank conversion came apart leaking badly. Wasn't too big a deal but had to abandon the rear subtank and repair the main fuel tank...So if you do it there is a good chance it won't last for many years.
I guess there is a reason why the Husaberg rally team used the 70 degree tank on subsequent rally builds.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #3412
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:46 AM   #3413
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Hi,
I ended up buying Gary's bike about a year ago (about 3 years after the tank modification was made)- and within weeks the the plumbing of said subframe tank conversion came apart leaking badly. Wasn't too big a deal but had to abandon the rear subtank and repair the main fuel tank...So if you do it there is a good chance it won't last for many years.
I guess there is a reason why the Husaberg rally team used the 70 degree tank on subsequent rally builds.
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Could you elaborate on this please? That bike was 'well used', multiple rallies I believe. The plumbing was what came apart? Was the subframe itself in such a condition so that with new plumbing it could have been continued to be safely used as a gas tank?
Some plumbing repairs seem a small cost compared to $500 for an additional ~40 miles range.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:47 AM   #3414
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:50 AM   #3415
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
Nothing else then plumbing
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:53 AM   #3416
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
What for do you want to coat it? That stuff is made for metal tanks that rust.

Nobody coats their plastic tanks...
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #3417
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Just a little worried that since the subframe doesn't hold fuel from the factory is the plastic OK for that use?

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #3418
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What for do you want to coat it? That stuff is made for metal tanks that rust.

Nobody coats their plastic tanks...

Ducati owners use the Coswell stuff to prevent their tanks for expanding and sometimes splitting. The modern plastic tanks can't deal with the ethanol or some other additive. The coatings are made for plastic tanks. Might be hard to make sure every inch if its coated, though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #3419
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UW - you mean this one?

http://www.caswellplating.com/restor...nk-sealer.html

The fine print says "Bonds to almost anything except polyethylene (gas tanks are not made of polyethylene)."

So who knows the plastic type of the stock subframe material?
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #3420
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On the 70 degree racing website Dale says it is Cross linked Polyethylene
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