dad2bike - can we get an update from you about this?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by 75monza, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    You plugged the holes that KTM put in your tanks from that TSB like this:

    http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange Garage/Fuel Tanks/balance_tube_removal/tank_balance_tube.html


    How is this holding up for you? Have you had any problems with this? Have you made any changes to it since? Would you change what you did in any way?

    The TSB was just done to my bike without my approval. The shop didn't ask, they just did it. And this was after I specifically told them NOT to do it last time they had the bike. I am not happy about it. :becca

    I am looking for a permanent fix to remove it without buying a new set of tanks. I was thinking about maybe making some plates of some kind to put over the holes and seal it up with something, but if dad2bikes method is working I will probably just follow his lead.


    Does anybody else have any better ideas?
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  2. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    I did that fix it's been holding up fine.
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  3. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    May I inquire what shop that was? Need to check if mine has been done.
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  4. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    I used this fix on my tank three years after having the same issue with my dealer doing the TBS with out my approval. Its since spent 2400 hot and brutal miles in Baja with out failed. It's the most solid fix other then new tanks.
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  5. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    Thanks. That is what I wanted to hear.

    I will give it a shot then. I can't afford a new set of tanks and I doubt that I can get a free set.
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  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I need to do this fix because I broke a barb off one of the tanks a while back, and it stinks a bit after I refuel. :puke1
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  7. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    And you don't want to leak fuel onto a glowing hot header!!
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