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Old 03-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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30 litre safari tank for the klr

safari tanks has finally got on board and is doing a 30 litre tank for the klr ,this should be awsome ,it should replace all that nasty crap on the 08 onwards model that breaks when you fall off and have a 550 km range ,can't wait
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Kawasaki KLR650 Safari Tank coming soon

Riders of Kawasaki’s popular dual-sport KLR650 will soon be able to increase their riding range with the addition of a new Safari Tank long range fuel tank.

Due to popularity of the KLR 650 and ongoing inquiries about a long range tank for the well-proven machine, Safari Tanks are now developing a tank.

The Safari Tank for the KLR650 will be approximately 30 litres in capacity, an increase of around 50 per cent over the standard tank, giving a range of approximately 500 – 550 kilometres.

“There’s been a lot of demand for a long range tank for the Kawasaki over recent months, and we’re excited to be able to offer riders this option,” managing director of Safari Tanks, Robin Box, said.

“Adventure riders will be able to plan a full day’s ride without having the need for a fuel stop, in most cases.

“The new tank will dramatically enhance the possibilities available to riders of the KLR650.”

The tank is expected to be on sale in mid-2011.

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Old 03-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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That would be great indeed. Excelent post.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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That's about 1 gallon more than an ims tank, but I bet it will cost double.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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Sounds great, but I am not sure how many KLR owners are willing to spend $500+ on a gas tank?
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #5
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it should replace all that nasty crap on the 08 onwards model that breaks when you fall off
That's worth the $ right there.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:50 PM   #6
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That's about 1 gallon more than an ims tank, but I bet it will cost double.

IMS doesn't make a tank for the second generation KLR that I am aware of.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:29 PM   #7
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I have seen 2 or 3 08+ KLRs with the IMS tank. It's not a plug and play, and I believe there might have been some welding involved. I think inmate SamM has that setup.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:44 PM   #8
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A LOT more than 500 km

This sounds sweet... although with my stock tank, I can easy do 450 km... or even more if I'm careful, so at 30 litres, I would imagine a stock Killer could do well over 600 km.

Super sweet... but I wonder, is it necessary? Maybe too much fuel? Maybe I'm just not crossing the Sahara anytime soon...

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:20 PM   #9
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7.9 gallons.
safari makes the exact same size for the dr.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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This sounds sweet... although with my stock tank, I can easy do 450 km... or even more if I'm careful, so at 30 litres, I would imagine a stock Killer could do well over 600 km.

Super sweet... but I wonder, is it necessary? Maybe too much fuel? Maybe I'm just not crossing the Sahara anytime soon...

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safari's design focus is for the the OZ outback where huge area distances between gas exist.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:53 AM   #11
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Im hoping its designed for the 08 up and using the stock fairing, and crash bars etc. just replaceing the lower plastic with gas tank. if so im in!

more milage the better!...

safari, i hope your listening!...
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #12
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its being designed to the same size as the stock lines of the 08 so wont look any different ,just tank but i cant see why it wont fit the earlier one ,i am going to be testing one on my 2000 model, yes designed for distance ,we need it here ,but you have plenty of back roads to explore as well
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #13
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Awsome. Can't wait. If they want some real world testing done contact me. More than happy to give them feedback etc. I have don't that for other companies in the past
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #14
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the idea with a big tank is when you dont need 600 km worth of fuel ,don't fill it up so full ,you dont need to fill t to the brim onj the way to work if you only live down the road ,i had my KLR in alaska and fuel was an issue ,i had to carry another fuel container ,that was a pain
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:12 AM   #15
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I've got cracked plastics and have been holding out on buying crashbars until I could add up the cost of rigging an IMS to my '09. Its not just the increased distance, you can drop an IMS tank on the ground without having to worry about a dent or paint or cracking plastics. The IMS conversion for a later model KLR requires the old radiator as well, plus you'll have the gap to the headlight. This bad boy is gonna spare me the expense of new plastics and crashbars with the added distance if i want it.
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