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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #200 on: February 09, 2010, 02:24:03 pm »
Ok moving on... got my hands on this last night, thanks Blazes! now to get the bike back (still at beserker's place) so I can install it  :ricky:

 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #201 on: February 09, 2010, 02:42:13 pm »
Nice  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #202 on: February 09, 2010, 02:52:44 pm »
Came at the right time as well!  Any news on the tank?
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #203 on: February 09, 2010, 02:56:16 pm »
Came at the right time as well!  Any news on the tank?

no news on the tank yet, getting nervous!
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #204 on: February 10, 2010, 08:19:35 am »
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #205 on: February 10, 2010, 08:36:44 am »
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:

Wes...........how big is your standard tank and what size are you going to install?

Gonna do a colour tank or a natural see-through jobbie?
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #206 on: February 10, 2010, 08:42:22 am »
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:

Wes...........how big is your standard tank and what size are you going to install?

Gonna do a colour tank or a natural see-through jobbie?

standard is 12l. the IMS tank is listed as 5 gallons, but I've heard reports of it taking between 5.2 - 5.4 gallons, so let's work on between 19 and 20 litres, give or take.

I was going to order grey to match the current tank, but I decided to go for clear. I wasn't fussed about seeing the fuel level at first (open cap, take a look) but then I decided to order anti-slosh foam as well. With the anti slosh foam, you need to stick a T-handle or long screwdriver in and compress the foam to see the fuel level with an opaque tank. However, with a clear tank you can still spot the fuel level through the tank, so I opted for the clear.

Should be here in 10 days or so...
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #207 on: February 10, 2010, 08:50:15 am »
Wes, pls explain the anti-slosh foam...?

Never heard of it?
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #208 on: February 10, 2010, 08:52:25 am »
It stops the fuel flying around in the tank
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #209 on: February 10, 2010, 08:56:29 am »
what etienne said - it's basically cubes of "foam" made of tough, fuel-resistant "plastic" that's designed not to break down or lose little pieces. you stuff your tank full of the cubes and essentially it slows the movement of the fuel through the tank, improving the handling of the bike.

I've already found that the husky is more of a handful at the front than the XChallenge in things like sand, so I didn't want to compound the problem with a bigger tank, hence the fuel. some reports on Advrider indicate better handling with the big tank and foam than with the standard tank without foam, but we'll have to see for ourselves...  :thumleft:

manufacturer's blurb: http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2010, 09:01:29 am »
Wes, pls explain the anti-slosh foam...?

Never heard of it?

Developed for jet fighters...foam takes up less than 0.01% of capacity, and in theory keeps the stuff from sloshing around. Used by bikes where you have large fuel capacity.

Theory:  I haven't tried it, but a lot of race cars (esp. Nascar) gets fittted.

Just a note, buy the more expensive, ready cut for a bike, you can buy cheaper in bulk and cut yourself, but apparently the foam gets cleaned of particles after the cut, which you can not do, and it will end up in your fuel system.
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #211 on: February 16, 2010, 08:31:13 pm »
when is the new tank coming? any news on the bike yet? you got em spares yet?
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #212 on: February 16, 2010, 08:53:19 pm »
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #213 on: February 16, 2010, 09:01:06 pm »
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #214 on: February 16, 2010, 09:03:01 pm »
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?

way more than slosh foam obviously  :mwink:
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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #216 on: February 16, 2010, 09:21:44 pm »
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568

Not really needed IMO

You might think so, however there's been folk on ADVrider who have tried it and marked a noticeable improvement - some even say the 5 gallon tank with foam handles better than stock without!
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #217 on: February 16, 2010, 09:23:47 pm »
Cool, thats why I said, imo, ive never had a problem with fuel slossing around, atleast I think not
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #218 on: February 16, 2010, 10:15:59 pm »
Cool, thats why I said, imo, ive never had a problem with fuel slossing around, atleast I think not

you have a lekka compact tank though - the husky 5 gallon tank has "lobes" - lots of space for slosh.

i only got it cos it's cheaper and easier to ship with the tank, and i thought I might need it. I'll run without it first for comparison's sake
 

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Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
« Reply #219 on: February 16, 2010, 10:18:01 pm »
You've got nothing to lose, 'cept like $70, so why not try it. In theory it makes sense yes.
Is it one big piece of sponge? Or small blocks?