Das Beast done... for now

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bmwloco, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    I think I finally have her where I want her. Just the stuff I need, no farkle.

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  2. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Nice........tell some more about that tank, please.
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  3. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Good lord... what is that, an off-road re-fueling tanker? holy cramoli :eek1

    Nice bags!

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  4. bmwloco

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    Original Acerbis 44 liter spun nylon tank. I think HPN sells the same now.

    I have had this one since 1990 or so... I forget.
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  5. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    HPN and Touratech sell the Acerbis tanks... always was this way AFAIK

    You can also get the tanks directly from Acerbis dealers OUTSIDE the US.... it's on the Acerbis.IT web listing (or was at any rate)
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  6. bmwloco

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  7. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    That bladder would certainly outlast mine. :lol3 Where are you planning to go that you need 44 L of fuel? Even the remotest of areas (at least in the US) have a gas station every hundred miles or so. By a quick calc, assuming 40 mpg, that tank gives a 400 mile range with a gallon or so reserve!
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  8. Airhead Wrangler

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    The tank was designed by HPN, made by acerbis. Look next to the petcock on one side and you'll see 'HPN' molded into the plastic along with the production year.
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  9. bmwloco

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    Indeed. All these years, I never looked. It is on the left hand side on mine. Trying to suss out the year...

    Ah, October 1991. I guess I was in my 10th year of BMW riding at that point.
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  10. Stagehand

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    thats neat
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  11. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    awesome machine loco! and to think, you could have turned it into a cafe bike and made it practically useless!:rofl

    my /7 has been following a similar path over the years. heinrich tank, alum panniers, beefed up suspension. kinda like a two wheeled pickup.
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  12. bmwloco

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    Well... I look at that bike and think of it as very easy machine to transform. Put on small tank, "S" fairing, poof. Ersatz sport bike.

    It is truly a mongrel. The bars are off an BMW 650 P/D, plastic fantastic whatever rear fender. Airbox is long gone.

    It sounds very good after I repacked the exhaust baffeling. What remained prior refurb was pitiable at best. Where it once sounded like a banshee on full wail, it no has a basso profundo boom that is very pleasing.
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  13. hardwaregrrl

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    OMG is right!
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  14. bmwloco

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    Hmm. My petcocks are metal.

    Gas cap, not so much. OEM BMW Paris/Dakar tank cap. I lost the key many moons ago. Or maybe it's in the collection of keys I have in an old System I ash tray ceramic I found years ago at a BMW auto dealer - who sold it to me for $10.
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  15. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    earlier tanks have the metal petcocks.The later plastic ones have levers that turn off in opposite directions.
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  16. bmwloco

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    Ah, did not know that. Good trivia. I will have to start paying more attention I guess.
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  17. bmwloco

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    MaxBMW got me the oil pan gasket zippy fast. If I have time tonight, or in the next couple, I plan on draining the oil, replacing the pan gasket (and taking a hard look at the pan before cleaning it up) and then doing a tune up. Then I plan on riding it for a long, long time.

    It is ugly, but it sure is functional.
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  18. bmwloco

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    Ah, more garage time. Great dinner, good Merlot. Natrile gloves. Pulling the oil pan off Das Beast.


    This could get interesting.
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  19. bmwloco

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    Beware the Duck. This is what you get to ride if you want to come over to my garage and "ride a duc"

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  20. bmwloco

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    More from the Pan removal... well not quite off yet, but getting there.

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    And more fun today... after mowing the @$@! grass, putting up a Kayak stand, and whatever else needs to be done in the daylight.

    ...but come night... back to the... Garage :1drink
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