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Old 08-07-2012, 09:45 AM   #721
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Did you use PS-870 or 890?
I made a mistake and used 3M 5200 marine sealant. Should have used pro seal 1422b-2. We've got a ton of it at work and we seal airplanes with it. Would have been much nicer to work with. Live and learn. I'm going with gut feeling from here on out.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #722
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I have about 55,000 miles on my tubless conversion using simple Permatex Ultra Black RTV. The beast is in the prep and sealing work. It simply can not be rushed.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #723
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I have about 55,000 miles on my tubless conversion using simple Permatex Ultra Black RTV. The beast is in the prep and sealing work. It simply can not be rushed.
+ on the prep.

Just put a strenuous 1000 mile weekend on my 3m 5200 seal job. All is well....
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #724
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+ on the prep.

Just put a strenuous 1000 mile weekend on my 3m 5200 seal job. All is well....
I think the 5200 works just fine. It wasn't necessarily a mistake, I just have experience with a product that is much easier to work with and has a two hour dry time vs 7 days.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:46 AM   #725
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Fuel capacity



Here is a pic of the new Safari 30 litre fuel tank. These should be available in the states shortly.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #726
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Here is a pic of the new Safari 30 litre fuel tank. These should be available in the states shortly.
Wow, interesting!! I wonder what colors they'll mold the tank in. That could end up being a reason to get a white or black bike instead of orange.

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Old 08-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #727
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I would LOVE to have one of those! Hopefully it will come out in orange!
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:00 AM   #728
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just get it painted if it is not released in orange
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #729
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just get it painted if it is not released in orange
Don't think you can paint them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #730
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Nothing will stick to a plastic gas tank. The gasoline vapors permeate the plastic. Stickers fall off and paint will wrinkle. The natural color looks fine and then you can see your fuel level in case the gas gauge goes tits up.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:39 AM   #731
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Nothing will stick to a plastic gas tank. The gasoline vapors permeate the plastic. Stickers fall off and paint will wrinkle. The natural color looks fine and then you can see your fuel level in case the gas gauge goes tits up.
If you say so. I've seen bikes where you can see the fuel level and the tank is yellowed and looks crappy. Maybe some sort of vinyl would stick and "seal" the tank?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:08 AM   #732
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If you say so. I've seen bikes where you can see the fuel level and the tank is yellowed and looks crappy. Maybe some sort of vinyl would stick and "seal" the tank?
Nothing will stick to a plastic gas tank. Promise.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #733
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Nothing will stick to a plastic gas tank. Promise.

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #734
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If you say so. I've seen bikes where you can see the fuel level and the tank is yellowed and looks crappy. Maybe some sort of vinyl would stick and "seal" the tank?
You can us vinyl with small little holes, just like dirt bikes. It still doesn't work perfect.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #735
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Been a little absent as of late?..... she must be cute!
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