KTM 950/990 Adv UNDERSEAT TANK

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

  1. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    Hi there,

    @ Martyn - thx. for the review and amasing pix.!!! I am a bit jelaous :-)

    Some status about the tanks:
    - the sometimes problematic spigots/rubber sealing is now replaced by better sealing
    - the heat shield is recommended to be glued - the sticker is not strong enough

    Here I have some tanks ready for shippment... 269E + shippment 26E to Europe and 46E to US.

    Let me know, if you are interested.

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    Rade
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  2. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Beautiful work !

    Now get to work on some more of your excellent products for
    the 1190 R I'll have in the spring. :rofl

    Carbon skid plate, extra fuel tank and how about a set of uber
    styling carbon panniers.

    Max
  3. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Love your work here Rade.

    Im dead keen for one but, Is there anyway of making them refillable without taking the seat off ? When I would need to use it, I would have a GiantLoop bag on the seat. Having to pull it and the seat each time to fill would be a pain.

    Just a thought.

    Cheers.
  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Maybe some sort of plumbing could be applied to the existing, after the pump. The original pump could pump fuel from the main tanks towards the auxiliary ones, while filling up the original tanks. How about that?
    Cheers.
  5. rade

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    I do understand, taking off the bag is not comfy... but even I move the filler "behind the seat" it will be still in the lugage rack :-( Believe me I have spent many hours trying to find the most user friendly place... Under the seat, you dont have to solve at least the lock...

    So I can offer professionaly made tanks with all mountings and protection with uder the seat filler for 269E each...

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  6. CLANTECH

    CLANTECH back at work...

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    Hey Rade

    what's happening at your end? Friend of mine wanted to order a few fuel tanks and windshields but he can't get in contact with you. Also I saw that your website is down...
    Looking for a life sign from your end!

    Greets
    Claudio
  7. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    Hey guys,

    I am a bit bussy finishing the CNC Footpegs and the RR screen with HID high beam... But tanks and EVO screens are ready for shippment!

    Sounds strange, but my website was turned down by hackers and i didnt have time to fix it.

    But feel free to send me an email:
    radegarage@gmail.com
  8. Bowser

    Bowser Been here awhile

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    Cant quote on REALLY hot tempretures as we dont get them in the uk in Fall, however I use mine on both long trips and commuting in London Traffic, so lots of slow riding with very little airflow and it does get hot, to date no issues at all.
    I have found that the best route for fuel for me is the pipe running accros the rear cylinder and the tap for the fuel bolted onto the front sprocket cover, then the fuel lines joins the main tank lines on the left hand side of the bike.

    I have used it just as extra fuel, ie the tap on all the time, but as with others when the fuel light comes on I have a lot more range, probably extra 10 miles (but to be honest havent pushed it to find out).

    But more recently on long trips I have been using it as a BIG reserve tank, it gives me 70+ miles or so at motorway speeds, again should really check but havent had the time yet so 70 miles is the longest I have gone on the rear having switched it in.

    The best thing about it is the fact that even with it full you dont notice it at all there is no apparent effect on handling at all.

    I did have a similar problem with overflow when filling it to the top and then leaving it out in the sun. I find the best way to fill is to top off the rear tank with the tap shut, then top off the fronts and when they are full, I open the tap for a a minute or so whilst I pay for fuel then switch off, it seems to just drain a bit from the rear into the front, and I havent had any issues again.

    hope that helps
  9. rallyreplica

    rallyreplica out and about

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    Thanks for that input. That's very helpful and appreciated. I am planning on buying one but am holding out for the behind the seat filler. Rade has filled me in on what's going on with that so hopefully that will get sorted. If not...I buy the under the seat version which I hear is awesome!!

    Thanks for your insight!

    Rally
  10. Unruled

    Unruled 950S

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    I use it as permanent extra fuel supply as well, works a treat. Slightly annoying that I have to remove the seat every time, but I'll survive :p

    I did have the early run with the breather grommets going bad, and I've actually had the tank be useless for a month or so now, haven't got round to fixing it. Ordered new grommets, hope they'll fix it as they're the only ones I can find in the right size. If they don't, Rade could you send me some of the ones you use now?
  11. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    Hey guys!

    I have here 10 tanks waiting to turn into your Xmas present :-) with improved aluminium fuel cap.

    The price for the tank kit is 289EUR and Xmas free shippment to Europe and US!

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    Short description:
    - Applicable only for models WITHOUT ABS!!
    - Extra 7,5 liters of fuel => extra 100km range
    - The kit includes: the tank, mounting hardware, tubes, petcock – simply everthing :)
    - No need to change pipes or frame… only think you need to cut the underseat fairing

    more on radegarage@gmail.com
  12. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Sorry guys for repeating all these electrons, but Martyn is a seriously particular guy. (Hi Martyn!). If HE likes it I WANT one too!

    It's goodbye to the Rotopax!

    Email on it's way!
  13. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    I have got few questions if the tank will survive hard enduro...
    I was thinking about it when designing the tank and we did some tests with the styroform model and the inpust were trasfered into the the tank final shape...

    check the test here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19234Jluh0E

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  14. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    If Google is right on the exchange rate, that is only $397 U.S. dollars shipped? That just seems too good to be true.

    Man or man do I wish I had the cash to do this now, and I don't even have my bike yet...

    Please tell me you will continue to make these in the future.

    ben
  15. supercreep

    supercreep _______________

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    looks excellent - i can't wait for the abs version!
  16. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    It is a very well made tank, and works well. The only possible issue is a new knobbie at full suspension compression MAYBE being able to contact the tank. I think that is only a concern for very few riders of these bikes, and I am fairly certain that I am not one of those few.

    I am pleased with mine, and it is quite seamless once installed. I would recommend any of Rade's products and well as Rade himself.

    :D
  17. Pitster

    Pitster miniac

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    Very nice! Can you confirm if this tank will fit on the super enduro?
  18. travelsomewhere

    travelsomewhere Been here awhile

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    OHHH mamma, i want one for my ABS bike!
  19. elron

    elron Still Standing

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    Hi Rade,

    Just a heads up, PM sent regarding the tank.
  20. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    Sorry, but it doesnt work for Super Enduro :-( And I dont think there is a payback in developing the tank for SE.
    I would have to sell at least 60 pieces...