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DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« on: August 12, 2012, 05:08:26 pm »
Anybody got any advice on a long range tank for my DRZ ?
Whats best ???
Anybody know of a second hand one ?
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 05:09:09 pm »
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 09:03:13 pm »
I used an Acerbis 16L on my prev DRZ. Only had to move hooter slightly and cut tip off right side cover. Excellent build quality. I think I bought it from Doc KLR for R2500 in 2010.
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 10:19:51 pm »
What kind of mileage did you get on a tank ?
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 08:53:34 pm »
In theory 300km should be possible, but the best I got was 260km,
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 08:59:48 pm »
Mmm sounds good to me  :thumleft:
wonder if there are any second hand floating around?
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 10:01:03 pm »
28 litre Safari tank about R5.5k - were available through local agent

 

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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 06:59:10 pm »
I have got a IMS 17 L, got it from Just Gas Tanks in the states, cost me just over R2300 and it was delivered to my door with in 3 week, Took the old tank and radiator shrouds off and fitted the new tank, no mods no cutting, I get about 300km on the tank.
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 07:08:26 pm »
28 litre Safari tank about R5.5k - were available through local agent


Who is the local Agent? Runner?
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 07:12:34 pm »
Nee Runner is nie die agent nie. Nie sover ek weet nie, maar hy mag dalk een vir jou he! :biggrin:
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 09:26:32 pm »
28 litre Safari tank about R5.5k - were available through local agent


Who is the local Agent? Runner?

Nope, local agent is the Touratech agent in Kempton I think.

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Rode a DRZ with a 21l tank on the weekend, not sure of the brand, but looks very similar to the Safari - also a nice set up, will check for more info.
 

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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 09:45:56 pm »
In my opinion buying those enormous 30L tanks totally defeats the purpose of having a "light weight" DS bike, and it looks incredibly ugly too.

I bought the clarke 17L which allows to shrouds to still attach, was like R1500 from thumper talk, was pretty cheap, never leaked and you could see fuel level through it.

 

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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 11:50:51 am »
In my opinion buying those enormous 30L tanks totally defeats the purpose of having a "light weight" DS bike, and it looks incredibly ugly too.

I bought the clarke 17L which allows to shrouds to still attach, was like R1500 from thumper talk, was pretty cheap, never leaked and you could see fuel level through it.



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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 03:30:47 pm »
R1500 sounds very cheap !!
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 03:48:09 pm »
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 05:49:08 pm »
In my opinion buying those enormous 30L tanks totally defeats the purpose of having a "light weight" DS bike, and it looks incredibly ugly too.

I bought the clarke 17L which allows to shrouds to still attach, was like R1500 from thumper talk, was pretty cheap, never leaked and you could see fuel level through it.



Dude - WTFudge is going on with your chain??

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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2012, 11:21:11 pm »
Flex, don't do it!

I bought one of those 17liter clarke tanks.

Clarke make a 14l tank for the E model and a 17l tank for S and SM model - the tanks are attached in very different ways.

What ettiene did, and what I did, was buy a 17l (SM) tank and make a plan to fit it to the E model bike. It fits and all, but not properly and I have lost the use of my choke. Also fitting radiator guards was a mission and taking the tank and plastics off is a serious PITA. So I am going to buy a Clarke 14L tank and sell my 17L tank for like R800.

I am not sure if Etienne mounted his differently or what, but this hasn't worked as well for me.
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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2012, 11:38:08 pm »
I used to literally be able to strip my bike down and get to the valves within 15min.
It's really simple to mount I just made a small alu bracket, I still had full use of my choke as well, and had radiator guards fitted.
 

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Re: DRZ - long range tank. What's best ?
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2012, 09:11:19 am »
Thanks guys.
Food for thought !!
What is the standard tank size, I'm not even sure?
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