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Offline timbobmartin

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Safari tank on 690
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:39:12 am »
Hi all,

I think this is my first post? If no first post in a long time. Anybody running a Safari tank or have views on them? Mostly I am interested in how strong they are and how much they do or don't affect handling. I have a 2014 model with the rear RR tank but am looking for a bit more range.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 07:44:43 pm »
Hi all,

I think this is my first post? If no first post in a long time. Anybody running a Safari tank or have views on them? Mostly I am interested in how strong they are and how much they do or don't affect handling. I have a 2014 model with the rear RR tank but am looking for a bit more range.

Thanks!
I had one, I really did not notice a big difference in weight. They are super strong and offer real protection for the radiator. I would reckomend them over other products.
TS 50- Gave away
RM 125- Not sure where it is.
IT 200- Sold.
XT 550- Sold.
CR 250-Sold. RMX 250-Sold WR 250-Sold. CFR 450x-Sold. CRF 250x-Sold. XT 660R- Sold KTM 690 Enduro- Alfie Cox Special Edition .Honda XR 650L., WR450, KTM 500 EXC
 

Offline timbobmartin

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 12:03:26 pm »
Thanks very much 777!
 

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 03:47:11 pm »
I also had one on a 2010 model that I used over several trips.
I think it is one of the better mods on a 690. Besides the obvious advantage of the xtra fuel it also is more comforable than the other (acerbis) option,and also protects the bike a lot and is very strong.
Will do it any day again
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Offline RiverRunner

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 04:30:50 am »
I put Safari's on two new 2015's for my wife and I.

I sure wish the front, lower mounting bracket on the Safari allowed for more room.  I had to have my wife fit both bolts and tighten them - my hands just didn't want to fit into the small space.

I found the plastic will / may reshape during shipping - probably from heat.  I first put the tank on the first bike and it seemed the mounting hardware didn't want to line up right.  I put the tank on the bike and let it sit in the hot sun for an hour - then we could pull and push on the tank to flex somewhat and make it easier to fit the mounting holes in the tank to the fixed mounting positions on the bike.

I also replaced the flimsy vacuum hose supplied with the tank for fuel line with regular reinforced fuel line - not fuel injection line.

Once we got them mounted, I was very happy with the solid feel of the tank on the bike.  It has to protect the radiator to a great degree.

I imagine it will take 30-minutes to remove and 30-minutes to replace at valve check times.  So far I feel this is a good product and probably worth the high cost of admission!
 

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 07:29:03 pm »
Belated thanks for all the replies everybody!
 

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 07:50:26 pm »
Any suggestion on where to purchase safari tank for KTM 690 enduro 2015
 

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Re: Safari tank on 690
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 08:00:57 pm »
Any suggestion on where to purchase safari tank for KTM 690 enduro 2015
Safari have a local supplier based in Dbn
TS 50- Gave away
RM 125- Not sure where it is.
IT 200- Sold.
XT 550- Sold.
CR 250-Sold. RMX 250-Sold WR 250-Sold. CFR 450x-Sold. CRF 250x-Sold. XT 660R- Sold KTM 690 Enduro- Alfie Cox Special Edition .Honda XR 650L., WR450, KTM 500 EXC