KTM 950/990 Adv UNDERSEAT TANK

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

  1. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Happy to test too if you want to know if they work in the southern hemisphere :D
  2. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Won't that make the tank drain backwards or something? :p:D

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  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Thats why I need to test :lol3
  4. LatvianStallion

    LatvianStallion LatvianStallion

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    I believe that you need to find out if the product works in Europe!!!:lol3
  5. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    What? So we can see if it holds espresso? Lol. C'mon if any place is chock full of destructive (I mean good product testers)people it's the US! :D

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  6. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Hopefully everyone knows I was joking! Man I do look forward to seeing how this works. My Dad just got an F800gs that gets a bajillion MPG so I don't want him laughing at me every time I have to stop for fuel when we ride together!

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  7. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    He will still laugh at you when you will end your pockets when you stop at fuel stations :D
    Cheers
  8. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Ah he'll laugh at me anyway, he's my dad it's his job. Lol, k I'll stop, sorry for the highjack rade! Its been really cool to watch this project develop, thanks for taking the tine and effort to develop such a great piece of equipment for our bikes!


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  9. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    Hey gents,

    I visited today manufacturer again and passed him justified form and asked to produce 10 testing pieces.
    I am happy you are interested in testing. I dont want to be bureaucratic, who is serious abut the testing, pls. send me following to my email:

    radegarage@gmail.com

    - name & Nick
    - where are you from
    - type of rider you are and where would you test the tank
    - 1-2 pix. of your KTM :-)
    - confirmation you are willing to send me/post feedback on:
    a/ the quality of the tank and equipment
    b/ usability
    c/ pictures

    it seems for testers the price will be 199EUR incl. the shippment...

    Criteria for selection: I want testers from all continents, more hot is better, longer adv. trips or ralles have more points:-)

    Thx. Rade
  10. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Mail sent. :)
  11. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Mail sent. :D
  12. PhysioWorks

    PhysioWorks Adventurer

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    i am looking close this thread...
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  13. Ryno041

    Ryno041 racer -> adventurer

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    Sent you an email yesterday to be a prospective tester! looking forward to it
  14. CA_Rage

    CA_Rage Adventurer

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    Looking forward to seeing the feedback on this one.
    Nice job on Rade.
    Your talents are very much appreciated!

    :clap
  15. Unruled

    Unruled 950S

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    Mail sent :)
  16. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    Hey there,

    short update: so far we have 7 testers from UK, US, Belgium, Netherland and Canada.
    What about Australia, South Africa, South Europe? 3 places are stil available!

    What next:
    - testers will get the tanks in the end of June
    - than should come comments and lot of pictures
    - if there are not signicant changes needed, than the tank will be available for sale in the end of Sept.

    (sorry it cant be earlier as I plan to go for test ride too in Aug-Sep starting in Almaty (Kazach) via. Kyrgys, Tadjik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Kavkaz and home to Czech - if anyone wants to join, let me know - seriously)

    Currently i am working on "steel cover/skin" (only 1,2mm thick) to protect the bottom of the tank from abrasion and heat.

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    stay tunned :-)
  17. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    Hi Rade, mail sent. Hope your ride goes well amigo!

  18. kveldulv

    kveldulv Adventurer

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    I've been following your work with much interest. I need one of your tanks! Was going to wait for the finished product, but I'll put up my hand to give you someone from Australia.
  19. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    The first stainless tanks were nice but you've done a great job developing this idea. I'm impressed with your effort and look forward to getting one when your production tanks are ready.

    Nice work. :thumb

    Gregor
  20. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    :freaky

    I can hardly wait Rade! Woot!