The "Tanker Brace"...XR650R/Acerbis Sahara Tank Brace and Radiator Guard

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Hodakaguy, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    Just ordered A brace for XR #2! Works great & tank swaps are easy. :D
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  2. desertracerx

    desertracerx STFB

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    Hodaka Guy,

    Here's a mod to your well designed and built tanker brace. I added a steel tube and drop down steel tabs to mount highway pegs. This really helped relieve leg fatigue on a 6,000 mile California to trip Alaska. The added bar was welded to your brace. The pegs fold up in front of the tank. I dropped the bike a few times and never had a problem.

    Cheers, Tom

    Attached Files:

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  3. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    haha gotta love the highway pegs! I was wishing for something like that on my 2400 mi trip I made from CA - CO and back on my vintage cafe racer with set back pegs.

    Mr Hodaka,

    Have any of these guys ready to go?
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  4. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Pretty cool :clap I bet that was great for a trip that far on a thumper. Thanks for posting up the pic :thumb

    Hodakaguy
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  5. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    I have one left, but I'm working on another batch right now.

    Thanks,

    Hodakaguy
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  6. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Purchased on Sunday, shipped on Monday morning, received on Thursday......installed that afternoon in about 10 min. Tested it Friday afternoon. Absolutely awesome product, excellent build quality and top service.
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  7. noskills

    noskills Leaky

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    Hodakaguy,
    So these braces will mount well with a Clark tank and stock plastic combo? If so put me down for one when the next batch is done. I installed a ASI radiators & Unabiker radiator guards combo. I had to change the hole configurations on both to make them mount. Now my shrouds dont match up with the radiators at all.


    Tested? How indepth of testing did you do? Scratches on the your new pretty tank testing or are you saying you went for a ride?
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  8. 415ZR1

    415ZR1 Adventurer

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    Hodakaguy,

    Any braces available? If not, any thought to the next batch?

    Any experience with your brace installed with Acerbis tank, Unabikers and Fluidynes?
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  9. completelymobile

    completelymobile Adventurer

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    Hodakaguy makes a great product! I purchased via Pay Pal and got the brace the next day and it fits perfect! Thank you for a great product highly recommended!! :D:D
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  10. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    I have a few Tanker Braces from the current batch boxed and ready to ship.

    Hodakaguy
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  11. teixeira.ricardo

    teixeira.ricardo n00b

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    I Want one, sent you an email.
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  12. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Fresh batch completed...boxed and ready to ship :deal

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  13. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Another batch just finished and ready to ship. I can now ship to Australia really reasonable through the USPS! If your in Australia and need a brace send me a PM.

    Hodakaguy
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  14. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Like others have said: Exceptionally fast shipping, beautifully made, and strong as hell. I couldn't be more pleased with it. Thanks Tom.
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  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Glad you liked it....Thanks :thumb

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  16. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    Make's me wanna sell my safari tank and buy a acerbis just so i can get me 1 of these Brace's :lol3

    They look shmick
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  17. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    I am actually thinking this very thing. :clap I don't like my IMS tank and how it attaches to the radiators. it holds more gas, but this brace and the acerbis just seems like a better way to go.
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  18. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    Got the tank! :D
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  19. Tuareg

    Tuareg n00b

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    Got my brace in the post a few days back........
    Gonna fit it this afternoon, have to watch motoGP first
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  20. Tuareg

    Tuareg n00b

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    Brace fitted.....
    Bike prepped for a long weekend trip to Scotland
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