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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Safari tanks color question for 2010 990R

After a few close calls I think I am about ready to pull the trigger on a set of Safari tanks for my Adventure. I have the 2010 R model - mostly black with white front fender and white side panels.




I ride quite a bit in the desert and was thinking maybe white tanks would be a better match for the heat than black ones but I can't see the white ones looking all that great on what is basically a black bike.

Anyone out there got white tanks on a 2009-2011 R model?

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=160

Also, look at the posts from Geek: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=662276

And CJRacer: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142145

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Sorry, here is where CJ's bike went from blue to white. He first went with the white Safari tanks and then slowly changed the other bodywork to white: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302800
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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I just installed the translucent tanks on my 2010 R. I didn't like the all black and the translucent is more practical for me. I do miss the "R" look of the bike but I needed the extra capacity. I'm close by you if you want to come see them on the bike. The translucent is not the same as the new white version.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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Is the white the one that shouts ADVENTURE across it?

Not my favorite.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Is the white the one that shouts ADVENTURE across it?

Not my favorite.

they all say that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #7
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Here is mine. The orane glow is a set of cheap LEDs mounted to the Fairing/headlight stay. Makes the bike much more visible at night.

Without camera flash

And a view from the front
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:24 AM   #8
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Hello Qwik,
your fronttire should be turned in the right direction !!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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Never Noticed it was backwards. Been that way for about 4,000 miles. Think I will leave it alone because it works so well.
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