12 ADV tanks for the 12GS
I'm one of the guys getting the ADV tank so we went through a few hoops to make sure that
1. It fit;
2. What parts were similar
3. What parts were new
2. Is was an easy installation
The dealer had a 12ADV to work with as well as the parts fiche for the 12GS and 12ADV. Long story short, the front frame piece that the tank sits on is the same. The fuel pump (singular) is the same. There is no second fuel pump. The seat alignment is the same. So the only concerns were internals. Except for the flange, it all read the same. We've now confirmed that the flange is the same. Only one of the trim panels near where your knees lays is longer so I ordered it. It mounts in exactly the same position.
An interesting point that came up yesterday is that the metal tab that will hold the 2 front interior brackets DO NOT hang from the same tab that holds the 12GS gas tank panels, but the good news is that those tabs are on the 12GS too. They aren't used but it certainly looks like the ADV and the 12GS were designed at the same time. Given the number of owners who buy a 1150 ADV tank for their 1150s I'm not surprised. Also think production costs. Why go through a totally different frame when BMW, outside of HD are the kings of platform sharing.
The only area of concern, if you can even call it that, is the fuel lines. The fuel pump pod is in the same location on both bikes but the right side pod has been moved to the same location as the left pod which makes me wonder if the fuel lines will be long enough.
I'm expecting delivery in two weeks. I'm hoping to get her in shortly after that and if I can make myself available, take some detailed pictures.
get off the cross, we need the wood