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Offline DaleB

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TE450 Fuel tank
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:42:56 am »
Gents, before I go and buy a new one, anyone got a bigger tank for the te450. I want to do the baja lite so need the 150km range. Nothing supertanker but the standard just won't make it?

Anything?
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Re: TE450 Fuel tank
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 06:50:42 am »
Look at adding a bum tank - Flying Brick is keeping some of the Nomad ones from OZ. I have used one successfully on my 610 in Lesotho etc.

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Re: TE450 Fuel tank
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 07:53:42 am »
Look at adding a bum tank - Flying Brick is keeping some of the Nomad ones from OZ. I have used one successfully on my 610 in Lesotho etc.

http://www.nomadtanks.com.au
thanks, Dom, yes, we do have stock, and it's an AFFORDABLE solution, too.
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Re: TE450 Fuel tank
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 11:48:14 am »
Will the sub frame handle the Weight?
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Re: TE450 Fuel tank
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 01:47:55 pm »
Will the sub frame handle the Weight?
I rode my G450 X for 4 months without an additional sub-frame brace, then had one fabbed up just to be safe.
The Safari tank takes 8L, so I dont think 5.5L would prove a problem, but if it were me, i'd fab up a simple brace.

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Re: TE450 Fuel tank
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 05:22:39 pm »
Reinforcing the alu subframe under the rear mudguard is is very easy to do, not sure necessary though as the weight is carried quite far forward.
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