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Old 05-05-2014, 04:10 AM   #5236
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I be installing one next weekend. I report back how it goes

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:58 AM   #5237
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I have the front Safari Tank, first time fitment probably took an hour at the most. The fit for mine was straight forward. Prior to installation I was advised by Safari Tanks to follow the instructions to the letter and if I did I wouldn't have any issues, they were 99% correct. the only issue I faced was that the template used to mark the fuel pump housing prior to drilling was 1 or 2mm out, no real issue though as it just required some shaving of the plastic fuel pump housing with a Stanley knife (if your using the alloy 70 degree fuel pump housing you won't have to worry about it). Now it probably takes a maximum of 20 minutes to remove or install the tank.

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #5238
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Caltex (Chevron) Delo 400

Ok I've tried searching and had no luck, can anyone tell me which Delo 400 is the one to use in the Berg. After searching for Delo 400 there appears to be several varieties. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #5239
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I have the front Safari Tank, first time fitment probably took an hour at the most. The fit for mine was straight forward. Prior to installation I was advised by Safari Tanks to follow the instructions to the letter and if I did I wouldn't have any issues, they were 99% correct. the only issue I faced was that the template used to mark the fuel pump housing prior to drilling was 1 or 2mm out, no real issue though as it just required some shaving of the plastic fuel pump housing with a Stanley knife (if your using the alloy 70 degree fuel pump housing you won't have to worry about it). Now it probably takes a maximum of 20 minutes to remove or install the tank.

The safari tank install has issues only with FE570 ( street version) USA version bikes. There are so many posts on this thread from the members who had issues.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:33 PM   #5240
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The safari tank install has issues only with FE570 ( street version) USA version bikes. There are so many posts on this thread from the members who had issues.
The rear goes on nicely though
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:23 PM   #5241
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Ok I've tried searching and had no luck, can anyone tell me which Delo 400 is the one to use in the Berg. After searching for Delo 400 there appears to be several varieties. Any help would be appreciated.
Give outbackbiker a pm,sure he runs delo400 in his 570 berg.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:17 PM   #5242
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So what do people use for rear "Tugger" straps? After yesterdays ride I can see the need for one. I've also searched and agree the sheet rock like screws that go into the sub frame are certainly not strong enough.

How about using a dog collar that just loops under the rear seat through the grab handle pass through. I was thinking this would be an easy solution.

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Old 05-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #5243
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thinking of switching to .48 springs in the forks and either 8.8 or 8.4 spring on the rear shock. 210 lb rider before gear...likely running a rear safari tank off and on...sound about right?...research and searches seem to point in this direction.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #5244
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Is it my imagination or is the motorcycle visible on the trailer on the web page for the upcoming Chevy Colorado a 70 degree Berg?

http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:59 PM   #5245
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I think you are correct. Looks that way to me. Nice catch!
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #5246
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Absolutely! The blue anodized rims are a dead giveaway!!
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #5247
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Yeah you can see the plastic subframe
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:12 PM   #5248
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At least someone on Chevy's ad team has good taste! They are adding them to our company car program in the fall so I was sneaking a peek.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:51 AM   #5249
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KOKO,

I'm not sure I'd want to use the strap under the seat idea if all of the stress is going to be placed on the seat release mechanism. I recently bought a FE450 that has a lift strap using the 5mm or so bolts on the rear subframe (mine has the 70* racing subframe tank) However, the strap ends are anchored at the bottom of the fender, not under the bolt heads at the top. This places most of the stress in shear, and it uses large washers to spread the load as well.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:57 AM   #5250
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Thanks jwdub, Could you take a picture of the underside so I could see the mounting?
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