Replica 950 Rallye Tanks

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

  1. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    I think there is one more out there (other than the G-it distributed by adv spec). I'll check if I can find it.
    But the Custom CF sounds hot!!!:D
  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Used to, sold it as I had ordered a custom one from an inmate form down under...he stopped replying to my emails? So......the G-IT was the only one I could find that would fit....your carbon wasn't available at the time.

    Thanks again for the tanks Pete :freaky
  3. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Some Russian 990 riders got to see Pete's in the flesh last night they were very impressed.


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  4. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    I am looking forward to these when I have some money at the end of the summer... ha.
  5. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I have to say I have been very happy with these tanks so far. They now have about 12kms on them. I have ridden in heavily corrugated roads and some pretty ordinary paved ones. From snowing below zero to over 35°C. They have performed very well.


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  6. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Thanks Craig - great field test. How many Km's are you getting from a full fill (front and rear). Approx 41 - 42 lt?
  7. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I haven't tested too many full to empty. About 500ish most of the time. I one time did run out was a day of riding into a headwind the whole time that was about 480ks luckily for me it was right in front of a petrol station.

    Some if fuel that has gone into them from time to time has smelt rather odd. Who knows what it was. They have had there fair share of 80 octane in them also.

    BTW the big Kato runs fine on it without pulling the wire. Even at 4655m! Thank goodness for CV carbs.

    One tip I would have for those in wetter climates. Put some tube on the caps facing downwards. The caps can let water into the tanks otherwise.


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  8. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Where are u now Craig????
    How's the 990 going???
  9. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Thanks for the tanks/screen/ pete,super happy with them!

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  10. 1coolbanana

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    Top setup John :clap
  11. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Cheers. Nice bashie as well???

    Hows the screen holding up?
  12. CA_Rage

    CA_Rage Adventurer

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    You guys are inspiring! I just picked up an '04 950.
    Very excited!
    A set of Rallye Tanks is under consideration.

    :nod:nod:nod:nod:nod
  13. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Unfortunately those tanks take about 1500 other things besides consideration.

    At Bend I saw Deadly's tanks on their new home/bike. Quite a good looking set-up.
  14. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Sorry guys I am sure was mentioned earlier on the Thread... price and liters?:ear

    Nic
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    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Pm sent.
  16. petesonhisway

    petesonhisway Been here awhile

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    Could you send me one too please?
  17. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Hey Pete,

    How are things going with the tanks going? I had to leave my 950 in Russia (nothing to do with the tanks), so am onto a 990 in the US now.

    For anyone considering them - they are great. I did 15000ks odd them from London to a small town called Svobodny. The bike died but the tanks were still in tip top condition. The trip included in places like Mongolia and the Pamirs.
  18. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Hey Craig,
    What happened to the bike? The US should b a bit of a change from Russia
  19. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Burnt the clutch out in the end. I think this was because it was making poor oil pressure. I think this was because of a stuffed oil bypass spring. In the end it was going to cost a bit to transport and repair so I decided to leave it their and replace it with a new(ish) 990. Might get another set of tanks if I eventually transport it back to Aus (if I can manage to work through our tedious export regs, it took me all 15 mins to import it into the US from Canada). Who knows!

    US is pretty cruisy compared to Russia a lot to see. I miss Russia though and really want to go back. I actually wouldn't mind working their for a season. Nice People. All going well it is Europe next year and then Africa.
  20. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Wouldn't replacing a burnt clutch and weak bypass spring be cheaper and quicker than another bike ?

    just curious what your thought process was in arriving at the conclusion ?