Safari tanks color question for 2010 990R

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by j.king, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. j.king

    j.king Adventurer

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    After a few close calls I think I am about ready to pull the trigger on a set of Safari tanks for my Adventure. I have the 2010 R model - mostly black with white front fender and white side panels.

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    I ride quite a bit in the desert and was thinking maybe white tanks would be a better match for the heat than black ones but I can't see the white ones looking all that great on what is basically a black bike.

    Anyone out there got white tanks on a 2009-2011 R model?

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers,
    J.King
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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  3. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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  4. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    I just installed the translucent tanks on my 2010 R. I didn't like the all black and the translucent is more practical for me. I do miss the "R" look of the bike but I needed the extra capacity. I'm close by you if you want to come see them on the bike. The translucent is not the same as the new white version.
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  5. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Is the white the one that shouts ADVENTURE across it?

    Not my favorite.
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  6. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    they all say that.
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  7. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Here is mine. The orane glow is a set of cheap LEDs mounted to the Fairing/headlight stay. Makes the bike much more visible at night.
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    Without camera flash
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    And a view from the front
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  8. powerwade

    powerwade n00b

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    Hello Qwik,
    your fronttire should be turned in the right direction !!!
    Greetings from Heidenau Country
    Klaus
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  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Never Noticed it was backwards. Been that way for about 4,000 miles. Think I will leave it alone because it works so well.
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