Special batch of Rade Garage Underseat Tank for the Super Enduro

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by -DeMoN-, Apr 9, 2016.

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would you purchase a Rade Garage underseat fuel tank for the 950 Super Enduro $400us?

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  2. No

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  1. -DeMoN-

    -DeMoN- Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] This is just to gather info on how many would be interested in purchasing an underseat tank from Rade (@rade)- if enough express interest and willing to pay up- Rade expressed willingness to make the design and production of such a miracle.
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  2. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer Supporter

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    What is the capacity?
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  3. -DeMoN-

    -DeMoN- Been here awhile

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    Well, the Adventure model give you:
    • Extra 7,5 liters of fuel => extra 100km range
    A capacity like this would be an over 50% increase for the SE with a stock tank.

    However, since the design of the SE under seat tank is yet to be even drafted, the final capacity is unknown
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  4. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks.
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  5. Boatman

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    What happens to all of the electrical components under the seat with this tank in place?
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  6. DistortedAxis

    DistortedAxis GO

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    I'm interested. Have one for my ADV.

    Would like to know the specs for the final version.
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  7. -DeMoN-

    -DeMoN- Been here awhile

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    Not sure really. I was wondering that myself. I bet I can easily fit the fuses and wires to the front of the frame (directly behind the airbox)
    However I don't see a way to move the stock battery anywhere which would reduce capacity (unless one of those antigravity small batteries can fit somewhere else....)
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  8. craigincali

    craigincali I'll try it.

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    Rade builds quality stuff. I have no doubt that it would better than anything anyone else makes or would make.
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  9. -DeMoN-

    -DeMoN- Been here awhile

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    Well, I guess not that many are into this idea;).... So far I see 7 votes total.
    How many SE owners are in this forum anyways?
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  10. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    You probably should cross post this in the SE question thread and SE picture thread and the SE racing thread.

    Only 8 yesses in two days. I'd say you're doing pretty good considering the size of the SE crowd...

    @oldfuddy @SpeedyR @DUCATIJAY
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  11. alvincullumyork

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    As far as the battery goes you could just ditch it and add a kick starter... :D
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  12. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Subscribed. :lurk
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  13. Bootsy

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    me too
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  14. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am interested. Will put back the original tank together with this one to make the front of the bike a lot lighter.
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  15. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    I'm late to the party.... Just returned from an epic thumper trip. Not sure if I'd be interested as I'm undecided on the real estate under the seat, but it would be a cool option to have for sure.
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  16. alvincullumyork

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    You could just use it as your primary and get rid of the tank or turn it into storage.
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  17. DistortedAxis

    DistortedAxis GO

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    Assuming the new tank would be around 5 (+/-) liters if the battery and electronics are kept in the same location / configuration then these would be very comparable to the Rottweiler Performance side tanks.

    1 gal (3.79L - smaller package)
    1.3 gal (4.92L - larger capacity)

    Price wise it's similar as well.
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  18. zentorso

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    Quite interested as well. Count me in.
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  19. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Assuming the bike is already 2-1 and the CPR tanks fit the SE.

    Edit: thinking you were only comparing price points, not actually using the Rotti on the SE.
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  20. oldfuddy

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    Yup, throwing that around as well. Decisions decisions decisions.
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