Replica 950 Rallye Tanks

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pete640, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Adventcha UnCut

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    Nice work Ciedema,

    I've been cutting rear bodywork blindly using your photos as inspiration and was hoping you'd post up something about the fuel line plumbing/routing. Funnily, I came up with exactly the same solution to the routing of the rear loom but will be moving the seat release cable backwards to sit horozontally under my B&B Rear Rack. You always need to unpack the bike to take the seat off anyway so it just gives you an extra security element.

    I'm off to Tasmania this weekend on the Cancer Ride so don't reckon I'll have the bike back together even if Pete gets the stuff back to me tomorrow (unlikely from PER to MEL so slow down Pete :lol3). Instead I'll be riding the wife's Husky in Tassie which will be a real problem (NOT), I just won't be able to compete with the Stelvio NTXs :huh.

    Cheers,

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  2. Pete640

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    When you back Mike? Tanks should be painted this weekend - polished mid/end next week then back to you at worst the 26th. If your in a hurry I can skip the polish and send em after paint?

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    Pete,

    Not back until Monday 26th and won't have time that week to do anything as I'm auditing all week. The Husky will be sick of me wringing it's neck in Tassie and then on the SW Vic leg of the Cancer Ride the following weekend :D. The Tassie ride is going to be a doozy, one of the riders has got the keys to all the private roads in the SW :lol3

    I was going to put a clear film over the tanks to protect the paint from the Giant Loop bags - to polish or not :ear

    Take your time, I'm sure the wait will be worth it :clap

    Cheers,

    ADV UNCuT
  4. Pete640

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    Polish it is if you have the time.... (which there seems to be).. Worth the extra time I assure you - ask CIDEMA
  5. Adventcha UnCut

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    Early April delivery then Pete? Got a 10 day Central Oz trip planned for the Anzac Day Public Holiday week which hopefully will be a good shake down trip for the new tanks - one 500km day :eek1.

    Cheers,

    Michael
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    Sort of looks like a complicated way to store fuel in place of the fairing..or behind the fairing plastic...akin to the TT tanks. Biggest drawback is that you are raising the fuel mass higher on the bike and adding more weight over the front wheel. But its good to see people are trying things. :D
  8. Pete640

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    I tend to agree - interesting variation on the africa queens fairing replacements IMO. Gotta say the $$$ is very good tho considering the amount of fabrication that would be involved. Nice work and tanks for sharing :1drink
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    If you are in off road and you need a front lightweight you can leave the tank empty, instead during the trip (adventure or touring) the weight is not a big problem because you already have the weight back (passenger or baggage) and these tank are not a problem.
    The good thing is that you don't change anything about your bike, the width is original, the passenger is comfortable and not have to spend money on exhausts,etc...
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    Seeing as there is no how to for the install I'll document mine here :thumb

    Step One : Remove Subframe. Remove pasenger pegs and the mounts for the rear plastic fairings. Remove mud flap. Trim the underseat plastics...I used a jig saw (carefully).

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    More carefully that the drill I hope :).



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    Suppose I was just excited about spring coming and bringing weather warm enough to drink beer in the garage. I was on my last beer (stupid little six packs) when I accidentally slipped. No! My last beer was about to decorate the floor, in quick human reflex I reached to save...success! Sadly I had a drill in my hand which inadvertently put a clean hole through one of my gorgeous new tanks. Backside where no one will see it and it's being fixed Saturday morning :nod

    Anotherlesson learned, NEVER drink and work......with only six beers. This weekend I will be fully stocked up so something stupid like this won't happen again :freaky
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    If you ever lose your way and find yourself on the "darkside" of drinking and wrenching just shoot me a pm. I have a ton of stories (aka mistakes made) as a result of drinking in my garage. Enjoy your latte :1drink
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    I've been giving them a beating lately and everything seems to be working fine :thumb