Aluminum rear tank for the 990?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Todd34, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    I currently have the ADV rear tank on my 990. I don't like how the brace flexes and the tank moves when I'm riding hard on the trails. The tank brace has rubbed on my swingarm a couple times and the tank itself has been rubbed by my tire a few times. I've considered having the brace reinforced but am thinking a better tank might be the way to go.

    I remember seeing a thread where a guy made his own aluminum rear tank for either an ADV or an SE and I think he even painted it orange. I've searched thread after thread and can't seem to find it.

    Anyone remember the thread? Anyone know of a rear tank that is made more like a cannister and mounted better than the current ADV tank?
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  2. batovif

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    check this...
    http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/adventure/twin_rally_tanks/twin_rally_tanks.html
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  3. henryroten

    henryroten Been here awhile

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    I think that it would be cool to convert the CJ Designs aluminum tool box into an auxillary tank (or something similar to it, maybe larger?). I am having the same issues with my plastic 2.2 tank and would appreciate a cleaner, better fitting tank.
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  4. Todd34

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    I thought I saw a thread where a guy had one of CJ's tool boxes converted to a tank.
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  5. Todd34

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  6. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    I built my own:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtyadv/4844086159/" title="DSC03774 by DirtyADV, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/4844086159_33b2af6771_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="DSC03774"></a>

    More pictures can be found here.

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  7. Todd34

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    Nice tank Johan. That's more in line with what I am looking for.
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  8. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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  9. ktm950se

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    Here's the link to the tank THREAD

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    Mine's being shipped out to me today!!! :D

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  10. MP5

    MP5 Been here awhile

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    Cant wait to see that on your bike ktm950se. Do you know, or anyone else, what undertail light/kit CJ is using on his SE?
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  11. ktm950se

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    I'm not sure which light CJ is running, but here's a thread from a few years back that discusses SE tail-tidys, LINK.

    Hattech has some great products, and although their SE tail-tidy is listed, its not shown in pics.

    The link to the pics was: http://www.hattech.de/KTM_Superenduro_950_R_KZH.html
    but unfortunately just after this page loads, and when you can finally see the tail-tidy, the page then changes to Hattech's homepage.

    Perhaps one of our resident IT gurus can stop it from loading and capture a screen shot of the page...

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  12. Todd34

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    I just received this from CJ and it's exactly what I was looking for.

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  13. what car??

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    Have you thought about just going with the safari's?? I think that would be the way I would go. I think the weight distribution would be better down lower. Anyone have the weight specs on those tanks, empty/filled? What about weight distribution of the tank on one side and exhaust on the other... I would think the exhaust side would be lighter, how would that affect riding in more technical terrain when balance would be important. I don't have either, safari's or rear tank, but curious what's the opinions.... Not trying to steal the thread, but extra fuel is always a benefit..... And I am curious about the benefits of either or both.....
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  14. Todd34

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    Yeah, I thought about the Safari's and I would have went that way had it not been for the price tag. As for the weight, I used to have the ADV tank on that side and didn't really notice. The can I have on the other side will certainly be lighter than the tank when it's full but I don't think they weigh more together than the stock cans. Those things were HEAVY.
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  15. NKL

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    This is what I made, Ducati 748 silencer sleeve with a few other bits fabricated onto it, CCM silencer straps, it holds 4.5 litres which gives me 8.5 litres when the fuel light comes on.
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    Before anybody asks, the cap does have a vent in it, just not in these photos.
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  16. EdGear

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    There is a simple solution to adding extra bracing to the ADV Tank, see
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19421082&postcount=13
    If you look a bit more BillyD made a nicer support.
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  17. Todd34

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    Yeah, that is an option. I had heard of some guys having issues with the mounting bolts pulling out of the plastic on the ADV tank as well. I chose to go with CJ and what I consider a cleaner solution for me. CJ's tank is mounted to the exhaust mounts and I'm not worried about it taking the abuse.
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  18. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    That is a great job!:clap

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  19. Todd34

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    I finally had a chance to get out and about with CJ's tank. It's good to go. Mine holds 1.8 gallons and I like that it attaches to the old exhaust canister mounts. The only thing I don't like is how the gas sight tube stretches. I cut off about 1/2" this weekend because it stretched and it looks like I need to do it again. I'll probably just plug the holes and be done with it.

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  20. cjracer

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    The Ethanol Added to the Fuel will do that. It will stop over time, as I have the same system on my Alum AWD tanks. Pull it tight, then cut it. I am testing some new line currently that is suppose to be better for this. But Ethanol is the problem and now they are talking about upping it to 15%- Wonderful.
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