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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.Arktus
9.




Once its done
1.supercal
2.tomatocity
3.BergDonk
4.SilverBullet
5.SPX
6.Northernstar
7.Roge
8.Bigbore4
9.Jud
10.sander
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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.limey
32.arjayes
33.vnp514
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
10.Lutsie
11.GB
12.dave6253
13.Killacurb
14.ViperJustin
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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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, 09:49 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-08-2015, 03:50 AM   #4
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Add me to the "once it's done list"
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:37 AM   #5
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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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Old 03-08-2015, 05:58 AM   #6
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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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Old 03-08-2015, 07:46 AM   #7
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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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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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Old 03-08-2015, 12:08 PM   #9
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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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Old 03-10-2015, 03:20 AM   #13
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Put me down for "2" or "3".

I wish I could be more specific but it really does depend on costs and how well it works and last on the list, how well it looks.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:19 PM   #14
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Put me down for "2" or "3".

I wish I could be more specific but it really does depend on costs and how well it works and last on the list, how well it looks.
its ok just glad you are interested, i have added you
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:01 PM   #15
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