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Old 04-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #76
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It's not going to work. I tried.. The plate needs to be positioned midway thru the advtank rack in order for the quick release red button to be accessible. I thought I could still mount it, then attach RAM ball mounts to the back of the plate and attach them with RAM arms to U bolts attached to the passenger grab handles.. It is doable, it won't be pretty.. so I didn't do it. I did rig it up and it looked goofy and it limits the rider's space to being confined to the front half of the seat.
That's too bad. Thanks for the update.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #77
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Do we know what top boxes will fit on the ADV tank bracket?
Even a smaller box than the Givi 55 would be uselful.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #78
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for the Jesse crowd:

GB thanks for starting this thread. I’ve been eyeballing the ADVTank for a while now but was waiting to see if anyone with Jesse Bags would install......................guess that’d be me:


Jesse bag mounts run over the top of the rear mounting bolts.





This creates a problem with the standard kit provided by AdvTank. Basically everything needs to be jacked up 30mm. So with Threads All M8 x 1.25 (found at local machine shop), I removed the threaded studs and added new ones that were 30mm longer.


From left to right:

Front posts: 1) old stud 80mm, 2) old stud in barrel 141mm, 3) new stud 109mm, 4) new stud in barrel 167mm (86mm of thread showing)

Rear posts: 1) old stud 38mm, 2) old stud in barrel 118mm, 3) new stud 69mm, 4) new stud in barrel 143mm (45mm of thread showing)



Fortunately, AdvTank provides a number of spacers. The pic below shows 1 x 26mm. In my final configuration I used 3 spacers (not pictured) of different lengths (26mm+12mm+6mm) on each front post.



Because the tank is 30mm elevated on the Jesse bag mounting point, I wanted to brace the forward edge of the tank since it is now basically on stilts.

I trimmed a spare motor mount down to 30mm and then used a router to cut a groove down the center so that it sits flush on the back deck.











I did have to run a tap through the front barrels because the bolts would not fit flush against the top plate. Everything else runs per the instructions.










EDIT: Topped the main tank and then filled the AdvTank with 1.6 gallons on the side stand and rode 93 miles. At that point the main tank took 0.45 gallons but the AdvTank would only hold 1.5 gallons (again on the side stand). Guess where the rest went?

Fortunately The gas cooled the hot muffler and did not combust.....

So, I think we'll call this good.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #79
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Well that's cool. Any pics with the Jesses on?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #80
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Well that's cool. Any pics with the Jesses on?

Si claro













The red bottle is .24 gal. It's my traveling "moron bottle", as in note to self: "you are a moron for passing that last station."

The Rotopax are pre-advtank and are normally carried empty until I think I want to push and possibly miss gas.

The nice thing about the AdvTank is that it drains first so the weight disappears early. I will probably keep the Rotopax just because.



EDIT: Oh yeah! Rode Cody, Wy to Durango, Co. 703 miles. Last leg was 353 miles. I ran some 75mph interstate, mostly 65mph state roads, and screamed through Red Mountain Pass (Ouray, Co). Got 53mpg.

Went 299 to empty and topped off with the Rotopax. Went 350 miles to the gas station and put in 6.6 gallons.
My capacity is 7.8 meaning I still had 1.2 in the tank. At 53 mpg I have a 400 mile range!
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:04 AM   #81
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pressure in main tank

First day of use was great!

But Day 2 has me perplexed. I think pressure in main tank is preventing flow from AdvTank.

I'm now in New Mexico. It's 100°.

I stop to fuel with 9 miles to empty. Open the main tank, pay at the pump, pump only 1.2 gal and she starts to overflow. I pull the pump and slam the lid. Checked the Advtank and I can see gas. I had the main tank open for several seconds (perhaps longer) before I pumped. I suspect that once opened the AdvTank started to drain in.

I pulled the seat and looked at the hoses don't think they were pinched. The main tank was under positive pressure when I opened it to pump fuel.


Read through THIS THREAD but still am unable to answer the following:
Where is the purge valve? Why is the main tank not venting? Heat?




EDIT; So re-read the thread and believe I need a new vent valve with check ball. Or just run a line from the Advtank to ground.


EDIT EDIT (kind of like PPS): In the end, I simply removed the check valve all together. Even with a new check valve I was having pressurization issues. Once I removed it no problems. I ran thousands of miles with it this way. I was completely happy at that point.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #82
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Adv Tank with Giant Loop Great Basin Bag

Hi Guys,

Anyone out there running the Adventure Tank with the Giant Loop Great Basin Bag.
I am really keen to see how far forward the bag sits on the bike.

I am really hoping to get rid of my Hard Panniers and change to this setup.

By the way I am getting around 500 klm range with the Adventure tank now. Great Product.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #83
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Does it fit the 2013 F700GS?

If so, any modifications necessary?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #84
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That's a pretty cool tank, too bad they don't make one for the R1200GS!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #85
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If so, any modifications necessary?
It should bolt on without mods.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:21 AM   #86
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It should bolt on without mods.
Thanks. Is the the company still in business? No reply to an email
I sent asking the same question.
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Thanks. Is the the company still in business? No reply to an email
I sent asking the same question.
Yes we are. I thought I replied to that email, but it must have been another one.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #88
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Yes we are. I thought I replied to that email, but it must have been another one.

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You did. Timing on getting your reply was after the first email and
and a later Adv Rider inquiry.

For anyone looking for a new in the box tank at a substantial discount,
see my flea market ad here.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:45 PM   #89
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Nice looking setup. Wish it had a locking cap though.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #90
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Thanks Adv Tank!

Installed my new Adv Tank on my F700GS this past weekend. Took about an hour (I had to mess around with the different spacers to get it the way I wanted it). Glad that Scott included the extra bolts/spacers to make it easier for everyone to install on different set-ups.

Shipping was quick, Scott responded very quickly to all questions and I really like having the extra gas! I don't notice any difference to performance with the tank and it does drain first so the weight comes off quickly.

I managed to squeeze my Ogio tail bag onto the Adv Tank plate. The bag is a little too long, but it works OK.

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