Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Dean Ohlin, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Have never dropped the 690 in a river but have picked it up many times with the Safari on. It's the luggage that kills you. It's getting harder and harder though the way this bloody hip is going.
  2. bigborett

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    Still can't find Andy's crossing?:hmmmmm
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I found it! :muutt
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  4. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I guess that if you are fortunate enough that there is an aftermarket Safari tank for your bike and if you have AUD$500 to AUD 800$ to waste go for it
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    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Sure its not the dust you are scraping off :rofl
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah well I've got a knee you know!!! Arthritus in the brake finger...
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Naaaaah mate....
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    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Yeah well, still waiting for those pictures bla bla bla
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I'll get a 2 sec video. Give me a few hours to upload.....to show the shopping bag quality...:lol3
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    One more just for you Gedrog...:lol3

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  12. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    hello guys
    thank you all for answers and discussion.:clap

    the story is : i had found a second hand cheap IMS ( husky 09' model) , so I had sent a check, bla bla, but now the tank is lost in " mondial relay " world , I think for good :baldy:baldy.
    IMS did not answer , nor SAFARI , so my question here .
    And yes sometimes it is better to keep the bike as light as possible , thin as easy .
    - In Morocco, 80 % of trips are scheduled with truck, assistance, bla bla , nothing against it , I had made one . So you are riding your DRZ with IMS close to ktm 535, 690 with no tools ( for fixing the chain drive ) pure leisure afterwork -
    I do not want to put petrol in the GLoop .
    So I wait for a better solution .
  13. bigborett

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    Or keep an eye on ebay and the flea market and pay 270. Yeah I went for it.
    How much will two Desert Fox's cost you for 10 litres?
  14. bigborett

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    Got one of them too, just not as bad as the hip.

    Guess the secret for us older blokes is to stay on.
    Easier said than done sometimes.
  16. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Bugger
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Pain in the neck! Yeah, just gotta get on with it. Even though I’m 6’ I still find the Berg a tad high so sometimes there’s nothing there when I put a foot down. Gotta be lucky to still be out there I spose.
    :tough
  18. glitch_oz

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    Not looking flash there.
    Seems like the core-webbing structure is still intact though, with the pile separating from the base-webbing.

    Still no issues with mine, not with the webbing, straps, buckles, bladder, stitching or any other component of them after storing them flat (generally)
    or mostly tightly rolled up while traveling.
    Nor any petrol smell after use (and some airing), air-travel being one of my key issues.
    Still #1 on my list.
  19. bigborett

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    My biggest issue, though haven't used them much, lent one to a friend, maybe a little not to careful with the bowser and it was stuffed.
    Shouldn't be that fragile. Really shouldn't be.
  20. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    They have lots of steel loops you can tie them with. Mine have been fine so far, but not cheap and hard to get. I think the latest liquid containment ones look pretty good now that they have added tie down loops on them. Still expensive though.