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Old 05-08-2013, 05:07 AM   #226
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quick question about the gas caps- the vent in my Super enduro safari tank wasn't working (actually since I got the bike a few months ago). I replaced the breather tube with a new one and still got the swelling/gas purging when the bike would sit in the sun on rides...

so I loosen the gas cap when stopped and of course after a few rides I lost the gas cap.

ordered a new Acerbis aluminum gas cap from Just tanks in CA. got it over the weekend and it doesn't seem to fit my tank. I called and the guy tried a new one on a new tank and said it fits fine. I tried mine again this morning and it's close but just doesn't seem to fit...

did I get the wrong gas cap, or is there something wrong with my tank? the OE gas cap was a tight fit, but you could open and close it..

just trying to figure out if I got the wrong gas cap or if I should just force it or see if I need to trim some off the threads on the tank. I'd hate to screw up a $900 tank though!!!
Safari tanks are based in Australia, i guess you would need to order one from them direct. Also go by the name AV Aqualine.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:17 AM   #227
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I had the gas cap issue out west (Mt, ND, BC, YT, AB) but when I was down your way in Feb, I had no issues with them swelling.




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quick question about the gas caps- the vent in my Super enduro safari tank wasn't working (actually since I got the bike a few months ago). I replaced the breather tube with a new one and still got the swelling/gas purging when the bike would sit in the sun on rides...

so I loosen the gas cap when stopped and of course after a few rides I lost the gas cap.

ordered a new Acerbis aluminum gas cap from Just tanks in CA. got it over the weekend and it doesn't seem to fit my tank. I called and the guy tried a new one on a new tank and said it fits fine. I tried mine again this morning and it's close but just doesn't seem to fit...

did I get the wrong gas cap, or is there something wrong with my tank? the OE gas cap was a tight fit, but you could open and close it..

just trying to figure out if I got the wrong gas cap or if I should just force it or see if I need to trim some off the threads on the tank. I'd hate to screw up a $900 tank though!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:50 AM   #228
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Safari tanks are based in Australia, i guess you would need to order one from them direct. Also go by the name AV Aqualine.
actually just got off the phone with just gas tanks and they said they'll send me another one to test that maybe it got switched with a different thread cap and see if that works..

great CS these days is hard to find. Maybe I'll end up with a 4 gal for the XC as well. :)
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #229
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enjoy them! They're awesome
Love Mine. One of the nest things I have done to the bike. Thanks Again.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #230
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Love Mine. One of the nest things I have done to the bike. Thanks Again.
Took me a while to "get it", I guess...

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #231
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Safari tanks plumbing Q

Just installed my new to me set of safaris.
How do you all did the plumbing (tab on both sides behind headlight.)
Thanks in advance
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #232
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If anyone wants to do a pictorial step by step installation for the HOW it would be appreciated...
If you don't, for better or worse, when I fit mine I will.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #233
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Just installed my new to me set of safaris.
How do you all did the plumbing (tab on both sides behind headlight.)
Thanks in advance
They are connected together with a "T" on one side and a drain down the inside of the tank to the skid plate area.

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:29 AM   #234
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Just don't hook them up to the air box like I did, the bike ran horrible due to vapors making it rich, especially under hard braking where sloshing forces more fumes and fuel out.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:00 AM   #235
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In order to neglect some fueling issues before the fuelpump filter gets done. I would like to hear if any have done the splitstream filter. Does it fit the safari hole or are there any other options.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #236
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Just got mine yesterday...I got the Orange, but I sure hope they look better on the bike than in my living room. The color and finish does not look like it will match up with the rest of the panels. Although I guess it's only the front fender that is left and I might go with a high fender anyways...so maybe it's all good in the end.

Now I just have to wait for my CPR, Tuneecu cable, and fuel filters.....................TICK............ ............TOCK........................TICK...... ......................TOCK.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #237
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Just got mine yesterday...I got the Orange, but I sure hope they look better on the bike than in my living room. The color and finish does not look like it will match up with the rest of the panels. Although I guess it's only the front fender that is left and I might go with a high fender anyways...so maybe it's all good in the end.

Now I just have to wait for my CPR, Tuneecu cable, and fuel filters.....................TICK............ ............TOCK........................TICK...... ......................TOCK.
That's why I went with the black tanks for an orange bike. I felt the black/orange contrast would look better than the almost-but-obviously-not-matched orange tanks. Ideally, I would have liked the bike to have not been painted at all, just orange plastic like most of their other bikes.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #238
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I have the white(ish) tanks on mine. Absolutely love em. Its great to be able to see your fuel level while you are riding.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #239
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Just got mine yesterday...I got the Orange, but I sure hope they look better on the bike than in my living room. The color and finish does not look like it will match up with the rest of the panels.......
The finish is poor, nicks and scratches straight from the factory.
The fit is initially quite poor, until they meld (?) into place.
The gas caps don't really fit well and they screw on kinda wonky sometimes.
....then there's the deal that the two keys for these caps don't match, if you must lock them.
They really should not be worth $1600/pr, but no-one else has a better option.
The color is ugly and dull.....they show scratches from bush branches...

.....But, I think they are beautiful



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I have the white(ish) tanks on mine. Absolutely love em. Its great to be able to see your fuel level while you are riding.
You CAN most definitely see the fuel level in the orange Safari tanks.
Maybe not as easily as white/clear to be able to see this while riding, but an easy shake shows off the level of the gas surface pretty well enough when stopped.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #240
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....then there's the deal that the two keys for these caps don't match, if you must lock them.
Maybe we need a "Who's got what key numbers" thread? Maybe some swapping could be done.
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