Photo Thread: The 10G+ Club.

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Yep... stock bars no longer fit without mods. CJ sells a modified set for Safari tanks, though.

    The tanks are so freaking robust you don't really need bars. But, it'd be nice to have a set... just for someplace to mount some highway pegs for those uber-long highway days I find myself doing on trips.
  2. Unruled

    Unruled 950S

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    Alright that's good to know. Planning a trip through Russia and could well use the extra capacity when the time comes, yet it'll really need to survive drops if they occur :)
  3. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    Don't worry about these tanks taking a hit, I have abused mine with more drops and crashes than I can count and not a single issue. Personally I think crash bars are good for highway pegs or aux lighting and that's about it.

    Matthew
  4. boulder

    boulder jersey boy

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    48 Litres in the Simpson Desert, 40 in tanks and 8 litre bladder.[​IMG]

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    Termites are busy out here!
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  5. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Only way to tell the bikes apart is the color of the wolfman's.
  6. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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    I salute your skills, riding one of these beasts across the Simpson with all of the sand dunes is an amazing feat, especially as laden these bikes looked. I chickened out (wisely as my skill levels proved) and skirted the edge of the Simpson down via Dalhousie, Mt Hamilton and Oodnadatta. Frankly, sandy roads and tracks were enough of challenge!

    My contribution to the 40L club.

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  7. boulder

    boulder jersey boy

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    When I look at the pics now they really do look top heavy but they handled the Simpson very well for a big bike.
    The Oodnadatta track is a very rewarding ride with lots to see and take in with its rich history.
    The swim at Dalhousie was a special treat.

    Dan, they are two of a kind and the colour of the Wolfman 's is the only difference, we asked Craig at Dalby Moto to build them for us and then we flew up and rode them home 8500k's with a unsupported crossing of the Simpson and they never missed a beat!! Great bikes and really good service from the team at Dalby.
  8. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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    A quick question, any luck getting the stickers to hold to the tank? It must be possible as the "Adventure" (painted on?) on the tank seems okay, but the 2 small stickers I put on are both bubbling.
  9. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    The "Adventure" isn't painted on... it's embedded. More than likely, done while the tanks were in the mold.

    If you're at all interested in my folly, you can check out the thread I started when my brother (a professional vehicle wrap specialist for 3M) wrapped my tanks...

    Safari Tank Wrap Day

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    The short story is that after about a month and a half, a LOT of bubbles started appearing.

    I now use just the smaller "KTM" decals my brother made. While they eventually, slightly bubble... they've been lasting a lot longer. It's been more than 6 months and they are only now showing signs that it's time to replace them...

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    There is a guy in Germany that prepped his Safari Tanks with <a href="http://www.jpcycles.com/product/720-469" target="_new">Kreem</a> and painted them...

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    I've been trying to find out how this paint job held up long-term, but can't find anything other than the initial info on the German <a href="http://forum.lc8.info/viewtopic.php?t=20176&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=8c95083629c1abc6779fea48c58f3fd5" target="_new">forum.l88.info</a>

    Has anyone heard how the paint on these tanks are holding up?
  10. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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    Thanks narsisco I have following that thread with great interest. Good job.
  11. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Okay, after putting them on and taking them off (seemingly) countless times, I finally got them officially installed and passed the leak test. I had to take it out to OverdeBars to show them off, but still haven't bothered to fill them up yet.

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  12. OverdeBars

    OverdeBars Moto Explorer

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    They took awhile, but they look great!
    It's always good to have a ridden buddy with a super tanker on those long trips. :D
  13. Qwik

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    you think it's expensive at the pumps. Wait till you see the price out in the middle of nowhere:D
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    I tell all my buddies before we leave on a long fuel-less leg into the middle of nowhere:

    "Yeah.. I'll have extra gas available @ $3/gallon... but the delivery charge will be $97/gallon".

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  15. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the confirmation I'm not charging too much :D
    These tanks pay for themselves on the right tracks :evil
  16. catalina38

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    Well after doing the Rotopax soloution for the past couple of years and patiently waiting for the rumored redesign of the Safari tanks or some other brand to step up to the plate and offer a set of tanks for the 990 I ordered a set of translucent Safari tanks today for a couple of big trips later in the year. So now I expect the new and improved Safari's or the Acerbis versions to be available in the next few weeks just because they were waiting for me to commit to the original too big Safari's. Oh and just to be sure I couldn't back out, I got an email that they shipped two hours after I placed the order including a tracking#:becca:becca
    So for any you of waiting for another soloution for bigger tanks or a 40% off sale on the Safari's, you're welcome.:flip:flip
  17. Apple Jam

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    You're gonna like those...
    ...and I think I've proven how tough they are :deal
  18. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    That 4 foot diameter tree never stood a chance against a full throttle, going off the rails on a crazy train 990:rofl
    That turn signal and the Jesse's took a beating but that Safari barley had a scratch:clap:clap
    That incident was on my list of the pro's of buying the tanks:eek1
  19. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Came home Friday to couple of large boxes waiting in the entryway. Black aqualines, oh yeah!

    Been busy, haven't opened em up yet....:D

    S
  20. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Mine are coming Wednesday, delayed by New years:choppa:choppa
    I'm looking forward the first fill and marking the the fuel levels. 9 gal, 10 gal, 11 gal, 12 gal :lol3