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Offline Babbs

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Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« on: August 18, 2015, 10:05:21 PM »
Guys,

Apologies for not posting these sooner, but with all the nice weather and all that, I was too busy playing on the Tiger...please forgive me!

The range...330miles!  The handling is superb due to the reduction in weight and therefore the lowing of the centre of gravity! 

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 11:09:22 PM »
Looks good!

but I'm trying to understand

I don't see how increasing fuel capacity without moving the fuel tank lower on the bike would lower the CG?  Even if you were using a lighter material for the tank it would seem "awash" as more fuel would add more weight 

Am I missing something?

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 11:21:53 PM »
The tank replaces the lower plastic parts around the original tank to get more capacity. Empty tank weighed in at 1/3 the original tank and gives 50% more fuel.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 07:39:21 AM by Babbs »

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 12:53:34 AM »
How exactly does it pull the fuel from forward lower portions of the tank? They look lower than the fuel pump pickup.
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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 01:23:55 AM »
Looks good. If/when the Canuck buck rebounds I will get one.
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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 07:44:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by GearHd6 [+]
How exactly does it pull the fuel from forward lower portions of the tank? They look lower than the fuel pump pickup.

Triumph in Cheltenham fitted, so not entirely sure, however, when looking inside I didn't see any hoses running to the front edges, but the fuel was pooling around the pump! Therefore I can only conclude that the design allows for the fuel to run naturally towards the pump!

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 11:47:04 AM »
That is very nice, I wish I could get one but I had to settle for a Rotopax can. 
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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 01:43:04 PM »
Nice mileage!  :047:

On tanksafari site there ares 3 options of colors: white, translucent and black.

I'm so curious to see how is the translucent model, it's is really translucent?

There is a photo anywhere?  :440:

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 02:23:46 PM »
How much does the original tank weigh?
How much does the safari tank weigh?
How much does the lower plastics weigh (Not a lot)
Then add 10 litres of unleaded

I wouldn't have thought that your gaining a lot with the weight or handling as your probably adding around an additional 10 kilos, especially with a full 30 litres.or 6.6 UK gallons but cracking touring range.

I did ride a fully spec'd GS With the long range tanks ... What a handful!!

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Re: Long range (30ltrs) Safaritank...fitted
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 02:46:18 PM »
Your right Greg, my Twin has a 36ltr carbon Kevlar tank on it and by God you know when it's full.
You also get funny looks from the cashier when you put 40 of unleaded in it!

 


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