New Desert/Enduro Gas Tank for the SE950R

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by PowerCell, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    How's it going ken? Any updates available on the tank or quick disconnects. Thanks
  2. PowerCell

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    I should have an update on the tank early next week when it gets back from the foundry... :thumb


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  3. xfungo

    xfungo novizio

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  4. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    updates?

    Ken,

    could you please provide us with some more frequent updates? Just want to know when theses are going to get built.

    Thanks


  5. PowerCell

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    I haven't been able to check on updates as I've been in Kansas for the holidays. I'll be back at my office Tuesday morning and reach out to the pattern shop. Trust me when I tell you that I'm even more anxious than each of you about getting my tank in hand. But at the same time I need to let the pattern experts do their job without me driving them nuts. I've been reaching out to them every Friday to see how things are coming along, but obviously missed this Friday for being out of town.

    Naturally, if anyone feels uncomfortable with the wait, simple send me a PM and you'll have a 100% refund in 24 hours. I want everyone to feel comfortable with their per-purchase and know that their money is safe.


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  6. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    I think my anxious level might be close to yours and I feel completely comfortable with my purchase. My bike is in the shop for a week anyways. Hope the holidays went well for everyone. Can't wait to hear more news.
  7. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Its almost like waiting for the news on a short sale, patience grasshopper!

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  8. PowerCell

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    Hey guys... I drove out to the pattern shop yesterday to see how things are progressing. Mold castings have returned from the foundry... now they get polished, alignment pins get installed, and the whole thing will be fastened to a steel framework so it can be mounted to the carousel of the roto-molding machine. Here's some pix. By next Friday the molds should be ready for assembly and we can start testing plastic. Getting very close now and I want to thank you guys for your patience... :thumb



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  9. B50Paul

    B50Paul Been here awhile

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    Hi Ken
    Glad to see things are on the move . How many are you making in this first order ? Paul
  10. PowerCell

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    This is a very limited production product and we'll only be building to order.


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  11. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    Great to see things progressing! So...is it safe to say that production run #1 goes onto your bike Ken? What color have you chosen? I'm stuck between the black and the natural now. Natural for practical reasons is probably going to be the choice I make. Can't wait...I have put off final assembly of my SE pending the new fuel tank and am missing out on some great weather here in CO for riding. Well...not missing out, I still ride my EXC but it isn't the SE! :evil
  12. PowerCell

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    I'm choosing natural myself. Aesthetics aside, there's no replacement for being able to see just how much fuel you've got left...


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  13. PowerCell

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    Here's the latest... damn, this waiting is just killin' me! :p3rry




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  14. B50Paul

    B50Paul Been here awhile

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    Those molds look great !

    Is shiny silver a color choice ? :lol3
  15. B50Paul

    B50Paul Been here awhile

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    The 950 SM is off the road Jan. 1st . The 93 Duke 2 with Avon Distanzia tires is the winter bike . Is it tank time yet ?

    Merry Xmas Paul
  16. PowerCell

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    Getting close! All pinned-up and getting a good polish. Just needs a little machining and a frame added, then it's plastic time!


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  17. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Just bailed on the short sale house, but im waiting patiently for my tank. Thanks for the update Ken.

    RIDE ON!
  18. PowerCell

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    Pinned, polished and lookin' good... tomorrow we add the tooling to hold the fuel filler and all the threaded inserts. A total of 18 brass inserts are needed... then its time to make the first article for fitting!


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  19. Yardstick

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    I'm excited! :clap Any idea on the molding cycle time for each tank?
  20. PowerCell

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    On a three sided carousel I believe we're looking at approx 1 an hour...



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