Safari Tanks ROCK !!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Apple Jam, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Cant speak to the adventure safari, but i see no need to add bars to my SE with the Safari.
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  2. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    They seem pretty solid. Besides, the crashbars won't fit without modifications.
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  3. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    They crash really well, bars would just be a waste. I plough in regularly and barely a scratch on them. The very thick plastic side covers are tough as.
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  4. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    I think TT sells crash bars for these tanks. The stockers won't fit.
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  5. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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  6. seppami

    seppami 990 Adventure

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    Is there need for heat insulation for front cylinder exhaust, like OEM tank has?
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  7. sabink

    sabink Been here awhile

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    I do not think so, but for sure it is good to insulate where the fan is blowing, as mine are white and I can see fuel boiling and bubbling because of the very hot air blowing on it.
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  8. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    +1. :eek1:huh:eek1:huh:eek1:huh:eek1:huh:eek1:huh
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  10. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    I've got over 50,000 miles on the set of Safari's I put on my 990 in
    '08.
    I did put some insulation on them when new.

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    Here, ready to roll with reformed SW Motec crash bars.

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    In distant lands.

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    Twist it, Max
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  11. jay71

    jay71 Farklin' Poser

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    Where did you find the flat black rear body panels? Did you paint the stock pieces? I don't think they were that color..but could be wrong. I've been thinking of ordering a set of rear body panels when I get my Safari tanks and saving the original orange w/gold metal fleck tanks/body panels.
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  12. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Dupli Color pickup bedliner with clear acrylic over.

    I use it on my skid plates, foot peg brackets, body panels, crash bars.
    The frame on my KTM 300.
    The 990's wind screen and glove box cover.

    Max
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  13. 1Bonehead

    1Bonehead Fearless of Falling

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  14. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    UPDATE:

    I only get about 330-350 miles range.
    Fuel light comes on at 300-320-ish.
    Akrapovics and remap likely don't help that a bit.
    But that is enough range to get the job done, and not have to make any route changes, just to get fuel.

    I still LOVE them after all this Summer and about 13k miles.
    They take a truly bad beating on my bike, I USE this bike hard, with no crash bars.
    Don't feel I need 'em.


    Anyone wanna buy my stock '07 ADV orange tanks ???? :lol3
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  15. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Any one tried applying decals to these? Will they hold?
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  16. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    some do, some don't. The larger they are the shorter time they'll stick.

    I wouldn't waste time or money on "dressing" them up.
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  17. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Can these be painted, or is that generally a bad idea?
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  18. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    The black ones yes.

    The translucent and Orange no.

    This paint job on my translucent ones lasted exactly one week.

    It was an expensive lesson.

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    It all peeled off and this is what is left;

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    I kind of like it better this way.
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  19. gpthis

    gpthis Been here awhile

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    Good to Know !!
    Damn shame, that WAS some nice paint !
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  20. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Interesting.... I've never heard, or seen a set of BLACK tanks painted.

    Any pics of this or links to those that have.:ear
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