Aftermarket fuel tanks and the law

Discussion in 'Australia' started by wairau, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    There's a simple solution - don't buy insurance. I stopped insuring my XR years ago, and have saved more than the value of the bike since.:D

    I only insure big ticket items, like a BMW GS or something that is worth over 5 grand or so. The rest can get f*cked, if I trash it then so be it.
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  2. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    There are plenty of big ticket objects out there on and near roads that you could convincingly damage with just a postie bike. Have you considered third party property insurance?
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  3. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    You would have to have it with a postie bike. They're a bit slow for hit and run.:D
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  4. sequent

    sequent South Australia's own....

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    My Nomad tanks (two of them) both have "off road use only" moulded into the plastic. Is that liability on their behalf, or something ADR-related?
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  5. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    +1
    Also, there doesn't even need to be an actual collision for you to be held responsible for damage to another persons property.
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  6. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Ass blanket.

    You need to remember EVERY vehicle is unroadworthy the second you drive out the showroom. What the insurers must prove is you are to blame for the loss.

    Impossible with plastic tanks.
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  7. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    This tank was on the bike for its first inspection and I had no trouble at all.
    Mounts and demounts in a couple of minutes.
    It is specificlly designed as fuel container, has vents, roll over valve, foam etc.

    Its sold as such and I think thats worth noting with any aftermarket tank. Ask yourself the question..."is this a fuel tank? and will it serve that purpose"

    Thats the question the insurers would ask.
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  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    What about interchanging tanks between brands? :deal
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    I'm using a early '70's Guzzi tank on my XS650, goes through rego without a question, :wink:
    also about to do a cut & rebuild on that 750 [F1?] Honda tank sitting on the frame in the photo [enlarge to thirty litres or so] :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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