F800GS Touratech 20lt fueltank - Who's got one???

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Wildman, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice Supporter

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    May I suggest you start a dedicated thread? :lol3

    BTW, how would you affix it to the bike? Maybe a topcase? Workable but a bad place to put wieght, yes? Would you plumb it into the fuel system or just use it as a jerry can?
  2. cobblecrazy

    cobblecrazy '15 KTM 1190 Adventure R

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    Got the tank back from paint

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    I'm hoping the finished product will look something like this...

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    I'll post the pics as I progress.
  3. cobblecrazy

    cobblecrazy '15 KTM 1190 Adventure R

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    Sorry, forgot the top view...

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    I painted the new smaller front side panels the same color as well, but I dont have any pics of them right now.
  4. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    That came out great! I am looking forward to seeing the final result.
  5. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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    Wow!

    Thank looks very nice. Good choice for the color. Hoping to see the full bike soon on how it turned out once assembled.

    Reiner
  6. cobblecrazy

    cobblecrazy '15 KTM 1190 Adventure R

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    A new project has slowed the progress of the install...

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    But I'm back on track.

    I just got the tank back from a graphics shop. They got pretty close to what I had imagined.

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    The next step is putting on the fittings, then starting on the bike....
  7. cobblecrazy

    cobblecrazy '15 KTM 1190 Adventure R

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    I got the Hyperpro progressive springs and the Touratech 20mm bar risers installed during the annual service as it wasn't much more than the service itself.

    I would certainly suggest the upgrade in the springs. I've noticed better handling in the corners, no extreme "dive" when applying the front brake, and better control over rough/rocky terrain.

    I looked at the Bitubo system, but I heard some had issues with them leaking, or failing. I guess, like anything, there are good ones, or bad ones, but I'm happy so far just going with the progressive springs.

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  8. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    We are on the hunt for 2 sets of 800GS panels to mod our 650 bikes...if any of you guys who have added the TT tank have your 800 panels left behind and want to sell them....please PM me....we need to 2 complete sets....thanks!
  9. Boggerboggette

    Boggerboggette Bogger

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    I am interested in your grey side panels if you still have them. I was side swipped on the freeway by some stoner with no insurance and am looking to find at least the right side if not both. Also, how is your fuel range with the touratech gas tank conversion ? Do you know if all 9.5 gallons are usable ? Someone at BMW had told me the last gallon or so at the bottom of the auxillary fuel tank does not drain into the main tank ?
  10. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer Supporter

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    Has anyone here installed the tank themselves? I just picked one up at TT Seattle last week and started to put it in last night night. The TT instructions are terrible and the pics are very grainy.

    I don't know if my tank is thicker than it should be but the supplied M6x20mm counter sunk bolts used for pinching the main tank bulkhead fittings are too short to even get the nuts started. By the time everything is stacked together, the end of the bolt is flush with the washer. There isn't even 1/2 a thread sticking out. New longer bolts will be cheap but I'm seriously annoyed that I need to go buy hardware after spending $1400 on this tank kit!

    Anyone else have this issue?
  11. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    When I installed my tank the screws you speak of were shorter than I wanted. I understand they must not be too long due to the sealed nut. My shortest screw of the four allowed about three threads before it was tight. I used blue loctite and let it cure overnight before testing for leaks. I didn't want these screws loosening during use. 8000 miles with the tank and no issues.

    I suggest getting the longer screws, but trim them so the inner nut doesn't bottom out before the bulkhead plates are tensioned on the tank (about three to five threads). I am assuming you were very careful in following the hole location instructions for the tank. Improper location of the hardware might put you into the curved and thicker inner surface of the OEM tank.
  12. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Check your inbox, I sent you a PM.

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  13. Camel ADV

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    Yeah the holes were drilled exactly where the instructions said they should be. There is a bit of a curve in my tank at that location (slight) so my tank must be a goofy casting. I picked up same 25mm stainless bolts today and will cut them down a hair before installing.
  14. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    Excellent, have fun with the kit :clap
  15. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer Supporter

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    Done, finally.

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    Has anyone figured out a tank bag that will work with this tank?
  16. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice Supporter

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    I'm planning to try to adapt my Aerostitch tank panniers. I think it's possible, but will be ugly and might present an air flow problem. Ugly I'm OK with. :D
  17. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    That looks great! I assume your issue with the tank connector plate was resolved. Enjoy the extended range. I do every time I go riding.

    Very nice paint work:clap
  18. Camel ADV

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    Yeah I just found longer bolts. I installed everything, let it sit over night and came back to find a large puddle of gas under the bike. I re-torqued the bulkhead plate bolts and got 3/4 of a turn out of them, strange. It hasn't leaked since. I'm still not sure how the tank compressed that much over night:eek1

    Bill:

    Make sure you post up with the side bags went you get them mounted. I was at an outdoor store today looking for a small backpack that I can strap on up there. I was hoping the flexible body of the pack would easily wrap around the goofy upper tank shape. I had no luck.
  19. The Griz

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    Awesome!:thumb
  20. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    Also very awesome!:thumb I'm truly jealous of the two bikes above!