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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Apple Jam, Jul 12, 2011.
oh and yes...not to steal this thread away.... the Safari tanks rock... i'd like a set too........
I'm looking forward to his metal panniers coming to market.
Wait... He is making some panniers too?
I think so- I've bugged him about it a few times. From what I understand he's tweaked his design a few times and is getting closer to a style that he's happy with before considering offering them to the rest of us.
Sweet! Too bad (but good for him!!) that he is away on a trip or I'd bug him too!
Ok now... That's too many things that I want...
I'm wondering what the consensus is on the safari tank color (other than personal preferences). Geek has the black, CJ the white (and the metal one) and orange from the OP (nice first orange pix that I see).
For the ones who have owned these tanks for a while, would you choose a different color for some particular reasons? My 990 is orange since I wanted to be seen the most for safety reasons (out of the colors available at the time)
I know the white ones turn a bit yellowish...
I'm going for the orange one- when the farkle funds permit...even though Geek says it makes your bike look like a pumpkin. Can't remember who this is, but I'd be proud to be riding that pumpkin any day!!
i like the pumpin'
The safari tanks may not suit everybodies needs. I need more fuel, but not hanging in front. My off road rides are soft desert sands where the heavy front is already a handfull. In the soft sands i get half the fuel mileage so the tanks will need to be full and more fuel in the front would only exacerbate it. Thats why i'm waiting for Pete640's Rally Replica rear tanks. Extra fuel goes on the back side and saves the front end from handling 40ltrs of fuel, which is needed when i want to ride even a smallish 200kms.
Nice pics, that is a beast of a tank.
I love the Safari on my SE, I dont think Ill ever put the stock tank back on.
Does anyone have picture how to route breathing tubes of 990Adv safari tanks? I have new set (pumpkin') in carage waiting for install.
I actually think the orange ones look awesome... but they would have clashed with the CF on my bike (j/k)
If the white ones didn't turn yellow with age I would have likely gotten those because I like being able to see fuel level. As it is I kind of meter my fuel by usually only filling one tank (then I know I have ~6 gallons = ~200 miles). I only fill them both when I need it (400+ mile range).
When people (non-motorcyclists) see my bike in person I think it can look a bit intimidating.. which can be bad when trying to make friends broken down in BFE Maybe I just need two giant smilie face stickers; one for each side?
All that said.. if they came in blue I think I would have gotten blue
Sorry I don't; but it isn't hard.. take the headlight out, T them together and then put the tube as high as you can get it.
On second look.. I found this photo if it helps at all
Thanks! Where does that one go what is in your hand?
The fit and finish is NOT perfect.
The finish is very dull and some edges and corners have small "tags" of plastic and small dents that look like knife notches.
The gas caps have different keys for left and right, but I never have to lock them where I live and ride.
They fit tight and they don't rattle, and there is very little "slosh".
You CAN see the fuel level inside these Orange tanks.
They look PERFECT to me.
With the shiny stock tanks, even shod with knobbies,
this bike got called a "street bike" by those that did not know what KTM is about.
With these big Pumkin Orange Safari tanks,
there is now no question what this bike's purpose in life is.....
To take me a looooong ways into noooo-where.
All the 80 & 90 year old men now stop and to talk to me,
obviously jealous of the adventures they did not have when they were young.
At every stop, I get "where you going?" and "where you from?",
even when I'm 15 miles from home.
Me too!! they should have made a blue one
ahHA! there you go.... just the answer I was looking for!
these tanks are sweet!
They look like if you get too close they'll just bite you
am I seeing a military recon vehicle in development?
well done Craig
I think I will follow Geek's Lead and stick with the black tanks for My Black Bike. And a set of Panniers and a tool storage I am gonna be in trouble with the Girlfriend for spendin all this Money.
An added bonus not mentioned is that the Safari tanks do not have those pesky front fairing inserts to fail when over torqued like the OEM tanks. I wish they weren't $ 1600, I'd already have a set. Maintenance and tank removal should be faster as well with less venting BS and front fairing/tank covers to mess with.
Is there a need for crash bars? Will crash bars fit over the safari? I dumped mine today and the crash bar worked pretty good as a pivot point to get the front pointed down hill.