Extra fuel for on road and light of road

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by CMurgel, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    I have been searching for some extra fuel capacity for my 990 A and my Jesse luggage system. Options available:

    1- CJ aluminum tank didn't work due to Jesse luggage mount limitation
    2- Rade under the seat tank not possible due to my ABS
    3- Rotopax I didn't have where to mount beside the rear but didn't want due to the extra weight on the sub frame
    4- ADV tank same limitations of the CJ's aluminum tank due to Jesse luggage mount
    5- Safari tank to expensive to import in to Brasil

    Some months ago I meet a friend that developed a solution for his Vstron and he already has done about 75K miles with this system. So he made one similar system to my Jesse Luggage.

    One stainless steel tank of 4.7 L attached to the bottom of each pannier

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    They have a latch type of fixture where I can place a lock to prevent unwanted friends..

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    It is very easy to remove
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    Internal view of the attachment mechanism

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    The locking mechanism to prevent fuel thief

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    The plastic hose to fill the thank to prevent fuel spill

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    The thanks removed from the bike

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    For sure this is not perfect and has some limitations but for my needs I think they will do fine. :rofl
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  2. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Now there is some bloody good thinkin goin on, I reckon that is great :clap
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  3. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    That is awesome!! Beats my empty Gatorade bottles in a back pack solution!!
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  4. Zuber

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    Who says you can't have Jessie James bags and an Adventure Tank?
    This is one set up I made for a customer last year in my shop.

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  5. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Nice Job:clap

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  6. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    I am sure it is possible but neiter Cj and Al coudn't do it for me.

    Leaving in Brasil I have so limitatios to buy and import stuff, so my goal was to have what you have done, but I endup with what I have now.

    Any way I am happy with what I have, thanks for posting this.

    Carlos




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  7. ADVill

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    Looks awesome
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  8. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    I love the fact the weight is carried very low and in, great setup.
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  9. robram

    robram Trilheiro

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    It´s a great work.

    Where you did are possible to do different size and shape ?

    To another motorcycles models.
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  10. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Very nice, very clean. And, they can be removed for shorter trips. Simple and efficient.
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  11. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Very clever !!

    I wonder if they could be fitted to the Hepco plastic panniers. I could see a problem fixing the latches to the plastic considering they are a water tank as well.
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  12. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Thanks I liked to. My fried did in such way that it followed the sape of the parries.

    The finishing is also great.

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  13. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Me to, I didn't test it yet with panniers loaded and fuel, but I think they will do fine.

    I hope one day I can do what you guys are doing!

    When are you guys going to be in Brazil?

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  14. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    That is what I loved about also because you don't need to carry the thanks if you don't need them.

    They are only for long trips wher fuel may be a concern.

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  15. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    My friedn has a different pannier a more retangular one and his thanks follow its shapes.

    They are custom made and you can do what ever shape you want.

    I don't think he would produce them commercially, but I am sure you can find a good werder to do the same.

    If you want PM me and I can send my friend's email so you can talk to him.

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  16. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    I don't know about plastic panniers and how they would hold. I have no experience with the.

    I would think that they would break if you ever have an impact on the thanks like they do when you fall on them.

    Personally I would not use a plastic pannier with this thank system.

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