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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2009, 07:34:21 am »
Where would you need more than 300km fuel range? Southern Algeria? Sudan? How often do you go there?

A big tank half full is actually worse than a big tank full to the top, 20l of juice sloshing about violently can't feel very reassuring.

If you buy a Clarke you lay out the money for not having to worry about dings and scratches and for the additional 4l / 80km of fuel range that make all the difference.

Where would you need more than 300km fuel range? Southern Algeria? Sudan? How often do you go there?
Lutzville to Koinaas
Swartboois to Onkwatie
etc. etc
How often do you go there?
Often
worry about dings and scratches and
Forgot it had a tin tank, scratches doesn't bother me but does not add resale value... :D
A big tank half full is actually worse than a big tank full to the top, 20l of juice sloshing about violently can't feel very reassuring.

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2009, 08:12:14 pm »
Nice Lecap,we should meet someday,I wanna see youre Tank,skidplate and that risers(I live near kriges!!)
And also wanna know where I can find that tank??
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2009, 11:05:16 pm »
JES WOESTERSOUS,THAT WAS ME LOL-WE DID A TRIP TO DIE MOND AND BACK -
AND I/WE DID DROVE PASS SOME PEOPLE ON BICYCLE'S!!!!!
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2009, 07:39:00 am »
Beserker, please be careful what links you post. The one of evomx is more than dodgy, site is hacked and no one seems to worry about it. Better run a scan after you've been there.

And yes the Windhoek was nice ;D

I can hear what you say but besides 600km+ fuel range you still sit with an ill fitting, cheaply finished tank which restricts access to the engine if you go the Aqualine way.
Not even talking about the increased vulnerability of the huge and heavy tank in a fall.

The Clarke's 16l (or IMS 19l) are enough for most riders on most rides and if it's not I'll take a 10l Jerrycan and strap it onto the back of the bike. Saves some R2500 (and the money for the foam) over the Aqualine fuel drum. Look who started the Pooratech thread :mwink:

Martin:
Tank and risers are currently on my bike, another tank on Mrs. Le Cap's bike. Risers in stock.
Skidplate (small & light version) has been out for testing over the weekend. Hope to finalise the design & testing late this week or early next week, including having a few to sell.

You will probably have to order the tank yourself. Topbox does not bring the Clarke tanks in any more. IMS apparently always was cheaper from www.justgastanks.com than from local suppliers. The Acerbis is probably best volume for money but comes with the serious drawback of requiring quite a bit of engineering as it's made to fit the older DR650RS.
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2009, 11:39:03 am »
Beserker, please be careful what links you post. The one of evomx is more than dodgy, site is hacked and no one seems to worry about it. Better run a scan after you've been there.

Naa...saw it, no risk to you...was a low level injection attack.

I can hear what you say but besides 600km+ fuel range you still sit with an ill fitting, cheaply finished tank which restricts access to the engine if you go the Aqualine way.
Not even talking about the increased vulnerability of the huge and heavy tank in a fall.


I was not actually commenting on a specific tank, but more on range achieved...even though I have not experienced an Aqualine, I have heard first hand of fitting complaints regarding the tank, but on a different bike.( :patch:  wonder if it affects their whole range of tanks.)

In terms of increased vulnerability, I found my Acerbis to enhance my bike protection, especially as the "wings" of the tank envelopes the radiator. (This insight was gained in practise..)
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2009, 07:15:14 pm »
Lecap we should make a plan to meet,I wanna check out your tank and those risers,also wanna see your skidplate!
Im busy designing a screen for the DR - very excited,cant wait till it's finished....
And the fuel tank - I think im just gonna make a bracket for my 10L jerrycan that fits to the back - It's like 23L on a DR then,more than enough!!
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2009, 07:23:48 am »
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And the fuel tank - I think im just gonna make a bracket for my 10L jerrycan that fits to the back - It's like 23L on a DR then,more than enough!!

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2009, 07:34:49 am »
And the fuel tank - I think im just gonna make a bracket for my 10L jerrycan that fits to the back

KISS & El Cheapo - true DR spirit! The real cheapskates don't ride KLR's! :biggrin:


On the back....what, are you guys so El Cheopo that you do not have luggage for the back?   ??? you know, a clean set of jocks, socks etc. ?
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2009, 07:40:25 am »
i'll be doing exactly the same wrt a fuel solution,  martin.   spent my money on the dirtbagz that kilroy brought in - a wiser option i think...
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2009, 07:53:13 am »
i'll be doing exactly the same wrt a fuel solution,  martin.   spent my money on the dirtbagz that kilroy brought in - a wiser option i think...

I'm about to go down that route...I need in excess of my 23l Acerbis.

Are you using the dirtbagz, sliping in a Castrol GTX  can, or have you considered bladders?
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2009, 08:00:20 am »
I doubt that they intent storing fuel in their Dirtbagz...... or have I miss understood?

Dirtbagz are great. I have a set and used it on my KLR. Now that I have the DRZ I just ordered the racks....
Hope fully I have them by the weekend.... :)

I agree with a 300km fuel range, if you need more strap up a jerry can. No use biking a lite bike and
converting it to a heavy one...hehehehe
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2009, 09:04:47 am »
will buy a 10l plastic jerry can to strap onto my 'Kykdaar Monster Luggage Rack',  dirtbagz for tools and luggage.
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2009, 07:21:11 pm »
LeCap depend whose butt you looking at.
I love my safari, every body eventually swop beer for a bit of fuel.
Woestersous, my DR might be for sale in 2-3 months.
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2009, 07:40:07 pm »
LeCap depend whose butt you looking at.
I love my safari, every body eventually swop beer for a bit of fuel.
Woestersous, my DR might be for sale in 2-3 months.




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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2009, 08:01:36 pm »
LECAP !  -  It works for me mate!(Jerrycan on the back,with my luggage bag and even a rain jacket up front.)

Buying another gas tank does'nt bother me now....
First things first!!

1. Skidplate                           - Check
2. Performance pipe              - Check
3. Screen                               - Almost finished
4. Small tank bag                   - Check
5. Rear-luggauge rack           - Almost finished
6. Polisport handguards        - ?
7. ATV bar/or LC-risers           - ?
8.
.........................9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16.....Larger tank - ?
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2009, 11:47:29 pm »
And the fuel tank - I think im just gonna make a bracket for my 10L jerrycan that fits to the back

KISS & El Cheapo - true DR spirit! The real cheapskates don't ride KLR's! :biggrin:


On the back....what, are you guys so El Cheopo that you do not have luggage for the back?   ??? you know, a clean set of jocks, socks etc. ?
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« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2009, 05:49:47 pm »
Toekomstige bike lyk flippen goed, ek hoop jy verander jou spieeltjies ook.  ;)
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2009, 09:48:26 pm »
Shew...those indicators are uuuugly!
 

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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 09:49:40 pm »
Shew...those indicators are uuuugly!
Jou poser!!  :imaposer: :laughing4:
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2009, 10:35:31 pm »
HUH ??? ??? ??? ???
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