G650X Aux tank - Option 3

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by The Jester, May 7, 2009.

  1. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Like many here, I can't afford the xtank and the tank Muckpee is developing seems to have stalled. A colleague gave me the number of one of his friends and said to ring him. He runs a small firm with another bloke who used to build jet-fighters so the quality of work should be pretty good. Following a quick conversation I emailed him photos of the various tanks people have used and made to see what he could do.

    I have just come off the phone and things are looking very good. He expects to be able to make a tank similar to the race version that inspired the xtank, to hold around 7L, from polished alloy. He is making the tank so that it can be produced on a limited run, keeping tooling costs to the minimum. The plan is to drop my bike with him for a couple of days in a fortnight so that they can take detailed measurements and make a tank. The final price is yet to be confirmed but he said it will cost more than Muckpees expected $200 but not hugely more, certainly a lot cheaper than the xtank.

    Obviously the 1st tank is more expensive, and I would like to get some of the setup costs back. Anybody interested?

    Iain


    New thread started as suggested.

    I'll post updates here as I get them. Add your name below if you are interested so I can try to haggle for a discount on production costs.

    So far:
    Sno dawg
    werner747
    Motor-110
    Gunslinger1
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  2. Bert Fox

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  3. Motor-110

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  4. Gunslinger1

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  5. Sno Dawg

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    this is going to be interesting :evil
    I wish you luck and will be following this closely! :eek1

    Please keep us posted and feel free to say that it can't be done economically, then I can begin my search again. I held my breath patiently for Muckpees tank as it sounded like a fantastic idea. It sound like he is a busy guy and the tank is on hold indefinately - I am not mad, just searching......

    Teeth to the wind,
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  6. tbarstow

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  7. DRONE

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    I think it's pretty safe to say that there are about 100 guys who are interested -- all you got to do is send out a mass PM to all the responders on the Muckpee thread.

    I'm definitely interested, though I know the tank won't be ready until after I'm back from my last long ride of the summer. In fact, if anybody's interested, I know FOR A FACT this new tank will be ready to go on the exact day I get back from my trip to New York in late August/early September. Murphy told me so.

    In the meantime, I have one 2-liter and two 1-liter fuel bottles that I'll stow in my luggage. I'm getting about 55mpg, so these bottles will get my range up to about 190 miles.
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  8. mreich77

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    Count me in...
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  9. Ferrisian

    Ferrisian Blast if I have to...

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    Sounds good to me...
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  10. R80 STrider

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    I second DRONE's comment. Come in with a product that relates well to Max's tank or Muckapee's at a cost up to the mid $200's and you'll sell them. I can't afford Max's (need two) and Muckpee seems to be unavailable so ... If someone doesn't come through with a reasonable option I'm going the Epoxy/Fiberglass or Carbon routine.
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  11. GB

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    When you start selling, I'll move this to Vendors.

    Posting pics would be plus :thumb
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  12. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    i'm in.
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  13. ONYERBIKE

    ONYERBIKE LE Rosbeeeeef!

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    Count me in, obviously depending on price and finished product quality.
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  14. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I'm outside the States but provided price is reasonable and u ship to New Zealand I'm for one.

    Thanks
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  15. Dagwood_55

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    I want one too.
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  16. Geoffster

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    Since I was in on the Muckpee one, I'm in on this one too.
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  17. DiscoDino

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    x2...if under $200, I'm in
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  18. Hokem Malarky

    Hokem Malarky Been here awhile

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    I would certainly be interested...
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  19. novaboy

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    I'm interested too if the price is reasonable.
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  20. matloik

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    Me too. If I can get one with racing stripes! :wink:
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