Camel Tank- Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Camel ADV, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,727
    Location:
    Homeless Adventurer

    All that and you don't have to pay a fortune to match your paint! :clap
  2. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,912
    Location:
    Grand Valley, Colorado
    I just wanted to add the following. Note the forward tank 8mm bolt. I replaced it with another SS M8, and welded the 1/2 inch SS pipe onto the head of the bolt, and that served as a rack mount pass through, sorta like the aft one. Saved my bacon, and now I do not need to bolt it forward to the passenger foot peg.
    [​IMG]
  3. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,813
    Location:
    Eastern Montana
    I keep looking at this, and thinking this may save me from buying a '14+ GSA. Has there been a verdict on the Wolfman Racks yet?
  4. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    The version 1 tank won't work with the Wolfman racks but we will have a solution for you shortly. Will work with SW Motech, Hepco Becker and a bunch of others too.

    [​IMG]
  5. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,211
    Location:
    Northern NSW
    When is this model coming? I have Hepco and Becker racks.
  6. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    Early May is expected release.
  7. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,211
    Location:
    Northern NSW
    Thank you :clap

    Don't suppose you would care to speculate on the capacity?
  8. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    7L same as the version 1 tank.
  9. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,211
    Location:
    Northern NSW
    Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity to get it to fit the rack mounts.

    That's good news because it nearly gives a total capacity the same as the 800GS Adventure without being so portly.
  10. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    I assumed it would be less too but we managed to add volume in places we didn't have room before. It's shorter but a bit wider so everything balanced out.

    It's important to note that the V2 doesn't replace the original tank, it just covers different pannier racks. The V1 will still be the tank required for bikes with Touratech, factory BMW aluminum cases or bikes with no panniers.
  11. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    People have been requesting a tethered gas cap. This is what's on the way:

    It'll come anodized with a small cable tether. ETA: May 1
    Keep the suggestions coming and I'll do my best to address them :nod

    [​IMG]
  12. murph76

    murph76 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Oddometer:
    225
    why not take the gas tank out and develop a mold with your camel tank to make it all one unit again?...that camel tank is nice ,next on my list...after i take care of the forks...by the way r u still going to take over indy's shock bolt solution?
  13. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    There are several reasons I didn't go that route.

    -Ease of install. The Camel Tank can be installed with basic tools in about an hour. If people had to remove the stock tank and replace it with the new one it would take much longer as it requires disassembling the back half of the bike, removing subframe etc.

    -The complexity of the the mold would make it very costly not to mention the huge increase of man hours designing it.

    -Making an add on tank allowed me to make 2 versions to cover many pannier designs. Making a large one piece would lead to too many compromises.

    -The final cost of the tank would significantly more the current version.

    If the factory F800 cracked fuel tank issue was affecting a much larger percentage of bikes and they weren't being covered under warranty, then an aftermarket replacement (larger) would potentially be feasible.

    I do have a few other projects on the go, one of them is Indy's shock kit (he knows and gave me the thumbs up).

    Cory
  14. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Oddometer:
    806
    Location:
    "No shit when I was back at Bragg!!!"
    sweet! I rigged an improvised solution that works but I don't like it that much. A central tether will be much better!!! Will it secure down in the tank via a chain and T?

    [​IMG]
  15. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Oddometer:
    806
    Location:
    "No shit when I was back at Bragg!!!"
    Camels still hang out in the winter!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Oddometer:
    698
    Location:
    Port Orchard, WA
    So, I'd like another gallon. Running the Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers the voids on V1 are not needed and to get a truly balanced look another inch on the side would be awesome!!!!!!!

    Not sure how much design time there would be, but seeing as how soft luggage is a better answer for hard core off roading I see these selling in a fair quantity.
  17. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    The tether will be on the outside, in the center. It'll be similar to what you have going on but the cable will attach in the middle (swivel) and attach to the grab bar or pannier mounts.
  18. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    There is definitely a point of diminishing returns and I feel a 3rd tank for the FxxxGS bikes is on the wrong side of that curve. Molds are extremely expensive and there are large minimum order quantities in order to keep costs reasonable.
  19. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Oddometer:
    698
    Location:
    Port Orchard, WA
    Doesn't hurt to dream:evil See you in a month at the D100. Bike is prepped for a 4,000 mile AZ trip, and tires are on order for the race. Gonna be good times.
  20. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,561
    Location:
    Cowtown
    I'm looking forward to it!