New Thumper: SWM Superdual 650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tangerine, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Dont think you need to go lighter (as you said you dont have so much weight on it now)
    Maybe go single can (with arrow map) and put the rotopax on the side without the can.
    Or rotopax on back and a great basin like bag putting all the weight on the passenger part of the seat, or a tank sandle with two smaller rotopax over the tank :)
    (all off this are on the table for me because i want to go to Morocco but i dont want to buy a safari tank :) :) )
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  2. cyclopathic

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    The problem isn't as much weight as where it is located on bike. I have ordered cheapo Chinese Akros and exhaust wraps (those side heat shields are cast iron) just need to figure out how to reshaffle the rest.
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  3. Dr AT

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    You could consider mounting the fuel + water either side of the tank? Perhaps get something like this made locally to fit the tanks you have ?
    https://www.nazbags.com.au/product/fuel-bladder-bags/

    Alternatively, I'm a big fan of GOOD fuel bladders for infrequent extra capacity storage - fill them when you KNOW it's going to be an extreme distance between stops but have a compact empty bladder the rest of the time. Good ones are expensive, great ones are worth it. Mine is a 20 l turtle pac, the guy who introduced me to them was involved in the early testing - he was literally asked to destroy one. Bouncing it down the road at 120 k didn't work so they tried dropping it from a helicopter. Then used the same bladder to cross the Simpson dessert. Mine is 12 years old and still going strong, I've lost count of how many mates have borrowed it for dessert crossings. At the time, it seemed expensive compared to just strapping on a jerry can , but it's been a great investment https://www.turtlepac.com/products/petrol-gasoline-bladder-marine-tanks/
  4. Orbs

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  5. Orbs

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    How is this going for you? I'm having tons of problems with mine this sounds similar to part of mine
  6. cyclopathic

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    How convenient are they (bladders) in daily use? I ran out of gas 3 days in a row in Kazakhstan; mostly due to inattentiveness, gas station hours and desire not to buy questionable quality fuel from black/grey market. Granted with 18L tank you don't need to carry more than 5L emergency reserve.. and they sell water in 5L plastic bottles at gas stations though when you strap one to bike it isn't likely to last more than a few hours strap will vibrate through.

    I was thinking along the lines of repurposing 4-5qt Mobil 1/Penzoil oil cans (have a bunch of them in garage) or getting two 2L Motul oil containers. Just need to whip good harness to attach it to bike. Maybe just stuff it in milk crate
  7. Dr AT

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    Once you've worked out how / where you like to store them they're great - just like using soft panniers instead of hard. Having said that, it sounds like you need to plumb a permanent secondary tank?
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  8. cyclopathic

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    Anyone knows a source/inexpensive alternative for fog light mounting kit, part# A000P02419?
  9. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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    i just bought one of these fuel inlet filters. They are pricey but if it prevents fuel pump and injector problems it is worth it. The tests in the video are impressive. It removes water, fine silt, etc. Luckily I have IMS tanks on my Husky and DR650 and can easily move it from one to another. some OEM tanks such as my GS1200 have a more complex installation. This filter would provide peace of mind when you have to use barrel gas or gas from other suspect sources.

    https://bestrestproducts.com/product-category/guglatech-fuel-and-air-filters/
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  10. cyclopathic

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    What is the replacement headlight bulb, H4?
  11. mrsdnf

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    Yes. H4.
  12. Syanur

    Syanur Been here awhile

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    Let us know if it really works/worth in tge long-term , can you ?
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  13. cyclopathic

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    I have similar product /TwinAir, the same company which makes OEM air filter/ and it is major pain to fill the tank. Takes forever and you have to keep flow really low to prevent shutoff.

    Not sure if it did anything but I did meet people who had issues with fuel pump in Central Asia and I didn't.. just saying I wouldn't install one again if fuel in your area is good
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  14. Syanur

    Syanur Been here awhile

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    Thanks for writing. I remember the test videos or smthng, this GUGLAtech was way more efficient than Tw.air or similar products. Twinair filter seems pretty simple and not effective IMHO.

    Good to hear u dont have any issue with pump.
  15. cyclopathic

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    Does anyone knows what stator is rated for? 280w?
  16. avianello

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    The factory says 350
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  18. Tarmac Teaser

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    You need to re upload. I get error when clicking.
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  19. Tarmac Teaser

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    He seems to like it. :D
  20. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    This. Cant see your seat pepalta.