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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  1. LAKEMONSTER

    LAKEMONSTER Adventurer

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    Hello fellow Inmates, and SE owners ! Rade and myself were in touch with each other over a year ago collaborating on making sure his new underseat fuel cell would fit the number of SE Subframes i have braced. Measurements were sent and we have a compatibility.

    I have also recently been using the very well made Mosko Moto reckless 80, and have developed a line of top rear racks that are Mosko 80 specific for the SE. Others are being produced for the 1090, 1190, and 1290.

    The Mosko has a unique tapered section that outdates a number of square type top racks/plates out there, and these are being produced to fit the tapered section, big front buckles, and rear straps. My piece allows the soft bags to hang, and be supported like they deserve to ? Nice stuff Mosko !!

    Now, i have been in touch with Rade again, and he is sending me the template that will allow the underseat tank be accessed by a strategically placed water jetted fuel cap access hole ?

    The top rear plates will come Powdercoated, Machined spacers, and always Stainless steel fasteners. If you like what you see, and have any requests or preferences to accommodate your specific needs let me know, and i might be able to add it in with the Rade compatible design ?

    We have a perfect tri-fecta of pieces, and vendors here- MV Motoventure Machine and Fabrication, the excellent Mosko Moto Reckless 80, and Rades long awaited underseat fuel cell !

    Let me know your thoughts either here or at email- info@mvmotoventure.ca

    My Summer has been great so far, hope yours is going the same Cheers, Mike.

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  2. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Outstanding Mike!!!
  3. Jan Inge Sageie

    Jan Inge Sageie Been here awhile Supporter

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    Tank ordered! Rack (and tie down brackets replacing the rear foot pegs) for my Mosko Moto Reckless 80 is next.
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  4. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Long timer

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    I marked my tank last week and would like to share it with you (it is in liters of course). Next thing on my list is to mark it while leaving the connection to the main tank open to get an estimate of fuel in both front and rear tanks.

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  5. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Long timer

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    And the result with the petcock open and filling up the front:

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  6. madafakinges

    madafakinges SUPERENDURO

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    Who is using this tank?
    What do you think about it? Any issues whit it? I have safari but it is so ugly and way to big for me...
  7. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    I have one and love it.
    It is however not perfect and not a simple fit.
    So much so that I believe that is why production stopped with a fire sale of the last tanks. Could be wrong.

    A little tweaking and fiddling is required to make it fit nicely.

    I only use it as a reserve and do not leave it open for normal use.
  8. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    Rotopax or bladders are such the better way. Anyway, I wouldn't want to give up my under-seat area to a tank because it fits my tools and winch/tow kit.
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  9. bigborett

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    Disagree.
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    I have the standard tank, a Safari, the underseat and bladders.
    I run the standard tank with the underseat for the most part, keeping the underseat as a reserve. The bike feels balanced and no tying anything down, I do however carry my tools in a pair of Wolfman E12's though. That will give about 220k's safely.
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    Going on a multiday with a couple of long refuels throw a bladder or two on. Just bought a very nice 8 litre.
    Maybe good for 350k's.
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    Then for the big ones with 450k's plus between refuels it's the Safari and bladders as needed.
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    Always keeping the underseat as a reserve, emptying bladders as soon as possible to get the weight off the bike.
    Works fine for me.
  10. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    OK, you win, but you're Australian, so sane-world conditions don't enter into the equation.

    Here in Canada, even though we also have huge distances, most of our terrain that's 500mi or more north of the US border is uninhabited trackless forest, swamp, muskeg and is generally swarming with hideous biting insects. We don't ride there much.

    Meaning, a city schmuck like me has less need for installed extra fuel capacity.
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  11. madafakinges

    madafakinges SUPERENDURO

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    What is the weight of empty rade tank with all mount kit.
  12. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Don't know but not that much.
    Probably less than what you remove I reckon.
  13. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    I checked their site and it is still saying that they are in stock.
    Might be worth an email.
    At a greatly reduced price still.
  14. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Long timer

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    My response to madafakinges; maybe useful to others:

    Hi, i also had the Safari and wanted something smaller and lighter. The switch from Safari to original felt like it lost 20kg, a full rear tank feels like you have a child on the back. It is 3.6kg, i use a 3 way valve to first empty the rear, so it feels light again. The rubbers of the vent are not completely fuel tight so you cannot leave it with full fuel tanks it will sweat fuel. For the rest the quality is good and price is low.
  15. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    I use some non hardening sealant on the vent rubbers, have to redo every so often but does the job.
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