aux' tanks

Discussion in 'Australia' started by braaap!, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    hopefully going to buy some rear tanks off MikeCummins someday... but in the meantime and in preparation for the OCR trip.... spent some quality time with BigGreg in the workshop! (he did all the clever stuff, like glueing the aluminium sheet together)

    my SWMotech racks have an enormous gap between the plates and the side covers / exhaust when fitted on the bike... so I figured that'd be a neat space to fill with some small tanks...

    here, fuel on the left and water tank on the right.

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    mounting tabs and brackets welded.... tomorrow the fitoff
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    water tank 4.25 ltrs, fuel.... exactly 5 ltrs, should be good for 600kms on the road :D
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  2. Maynard23

    Maynard23 Broken 660 no longer!!!!!

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    Mate,

    Well done!!!!
    You are a thinker!!
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  3. Autostream

    Autostream Long timer

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    Did you build a coffee perk into the water tank? Looks close enough to the exhaust to boil water if you nail it for a couple of hundred K's :wink:

    I can loan you a 20 litre flexible Jerry if you need it.
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  4. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Mmm rear tanks:tb
    So have you got him started on some Rallye stylee bashplates ?:tb :tb

    Getting 640 ADV bling made in Aust., your the best Braap :rogue :lol3
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  5. braaap!

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    the water filler's big enough to get a tea bag down! and I got one of them fancy jet-boil thingies coming for the coffee... see I know this cool bloke who 'knows' people and makes shit happen!! :D

    BJ and I are only planning on a stage of the gunbarrel that's about 400kms between fuel stops.... plus a bit of a secret side detour (white-man bizness) :wink:


    yep, they're next cab off the rank (but being a ktm rider, I don't need thet many tools, extra fuel / water capacity is always a good thing)... just need to refine the LC files, then fab some up.
    Planning on a simple fit-up to the existing plate with a few well positioned connection points that should be do-able in one's own garage.

    next... Wine racks :lol3
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    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Nice work[​IMG], you bastard:1drink
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  7. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    you know me Dave!.... wot get my delicate hands dirty in the workshop? I think not... :lol3


    but rest assured, I will toast the full moon and stars....and the red dirt in your honor.... and make your apologies to the vastnessof it all..... :freaky

    only 14 more sleeps :D





    maybe in 2008 Ms DRF jnr might like an adventure? or Tas in 2007....


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  8. SamH

    SamH 90S on the bench

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    That's pretty damn cool! Are they rubber mounted? Wouldn't want to snap a tab off in the middle of no where.
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  9. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    You PRICK :D

    Envious Trev ... I have the same rack !
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  10. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    nah ST23, I'm a 'waster' but I've got a few good mates! :lol3...



    no rubber in here, but tanks are 3mm, the tabs and brackets are all 4mm thick, and I'm told.... feature 'full penetration welds'

    wheelies should be real easy now :D (plus I have some andystrapz insurance)

    :1drink
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  11. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    BigGreg loves 'foreigners'..... :deal

    I'll post some more pics tomorrow following inlet / outlet fitting, plumbing etc.
    This iteration (v1.0) required some 'removal' of material from the Motech rack to clear tank brackets etc. The lower return fold was entirely removed and the top fold was notched to provide clearance on the top, 'tank to plate bracket mount'

    I'm counting on the tanks to provide ample structure to the motech plates as I only use soft bags....

    the bonus with motech racks, is that they are a 5 second disconnect!
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    Major Major Catastrophe

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  13. braaap!

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    finally got 'em mounted up... with bags on.

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    fuel side...
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    fuel tap.... think I'll be adding a welded 'crash' loop over it just to be sure :D
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    and the water tank..
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    road test tomorrow :D
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  14. Autostream

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    What's the words you would use?

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    BIG STIFFY!

    But where is the butter conditioner?
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  15. Stackator

    Stackator F800GS goodness

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    I wish that I could build cool stuff like that - good work, nice design!
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  16. braaap!

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    yeah Auto, I'm happy with how they worked out, pretty tidy packages using wasted space... I'm suprised at the final weight too, combined they run 3.9kgs including taps, caps, screws and stickers..... :D

    how'z the fragged wing coming along?





    thanks Stackator! perchance you got a 'special little project' in mind?.....
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  17. Autostream

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  18. RPN

    RPN Been here awhile

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    bugger the water, that's easy to carry. We need a way of carrying the cask contents safely.......I've got room behind the rack as well, it's about 250x250x80mm..................:D

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  19. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    Braaap do you think Big Greg will father my child??? They look top class, did you get a set made for the Brrooss bike ?
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  20. Autostream

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    Cask mount would be easy, probably do it with just a wire frame. The cardboard stops the chaffing and it is already contained.

    For those that prefer white wine you would need a hesian outer cover and a water container to drip onto the hessian for about an hour before you stop...may not exactly chill the wine but would cool it off.

    Need a bit of time to figure out how to rack the wine glasses safely...

    A couple of lengths of plastic dowpipe with the end caps (easily obtained from a plumbing store or Bunnings) could be used as the beer can dispenser.
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