KTM 950/990 Adv UNDERSEAT TANK

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by rade, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    I do long distance travel and some extra tank w/o any mods was missing on the market, so I decided to do one.
    It fits to 950 or 990 Adventure without ABS and the only mod you need to do, is cut the underseat box and link the underseat tank to the main tanks. It has petcock, so you can close it and keep it as a reserve.

    You fit there 6,3 liters of petrol.


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    I can produce some, if anyone is interested.

    cheers:-)
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  2. Stumpalump

    Stumpalump Been here awhile

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    Brilliant! Have you weighed it?
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  3. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Man you are talented:D That is a piece of art. I love it when people find a solution to a need. Have you tried it to see the rear wheel won't touch?.
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  4. moosnutz

    moosnutz meow meow

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    Great work! Very clean install.
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  5. jdw4748

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    Just curious but why not replace the existing subframe with your tank. You obviously are a talented fabricator/welder. Instead of making your tank fit the subframe couldn't you have made your tank the subframe?
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  6. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    That's amazing! :clap Looks like it would work in conjunction with the side-mounted ADV tank too...
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  7. 3 up

    3 up Les in LV

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    So what would be the price then?
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  8. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    pls. write to Kevin from Warp9: kevint@warp9racing.com
    He will have soon (3-4 weeks) some in stock.
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  9. bigkuri

    bigkuri Been here a tad bit longer than a while

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    Amazing job - just some great skills in fabb'ing that. I think a good idea about the sub-frame - if you have the skills to make that you could potentially create the whole subframe-incorporating the tank to suit?

    Great job though :clap :clap :clap
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  10. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
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  11. Roeligan

    Roeligan Belgium power!!!

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    me too! :clap:clap

    makes me thinking again on removing my ABS...
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  12. Gordonktm

    Gordonktm Been here awhile

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    Are you going to paint or power coat it
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  13. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Im looking at a solution with tank welded onto the subframe, but its quite far away, the dream would be a solution with fuel on the right side covering the muffler and a storage on the left side (2-1 system) and be able to keep stock under seat tool box.

    Have scored 2 extra cheap subframes (one was a write off from a crashed bike so need to see if its still straight) the other should be fine.

    Actually have a subframe in my apartment and have plans on starting to make some drawings on my dreams, will probably be around here asking for help about material thickness and similar.

    But right now Im running a fever and have a hard time sleeping so drinking a little whiskey to kill some germs!

    /Johan
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  14. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Great fab skills.:clap
    Has there been a lot of testing?? It seams possible that pipe temps might cause an issue with fuel expansion??
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  15. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    And if any flex/ twist in the rear would be directed at the seams... Causing a rupture near a smoldering exhaust.

    But I love this direction so keep it going!!!
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  16. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    finally 3,2 kg


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  17. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    More people are asking for power coat - next pieces will be coated...

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  18. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    Hi Joan - I hope your fever is over:-)
    Could you just draw your idea simply and send it to me?

    Btw. I am doing now carbon-kevlard skid plate, where I will re-alocate the tools.

    cheers :-)


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  19. repho

    repho Gnarly Adventurer

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  20. rwavaktm

    rwavaktm Been here awhile

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    WoW that's an auxiliary tank I could get behind! Excellent work, are they available and how much?
    Thanks!
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