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Longer Fuel range on 990

I know about the Safari 43l tank, but that is BIG. Need another 10l (I think) max. Want to cover +/- 400km. A 30l tank sounds perfect, but does it exist?
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The only one i know of is AdvTank's Rally tank which sits on the rear side of the bike and requires you to buy a 2-1 exhaust. This of course seriously bumps up your costs but does give you the capacity.

We're currently on a RTW on XT's (had to sell the 990ADV) and had looked at tanks but they're all incredibly expensive. We're getting by just fine carrying plastic jerry cans. I've got 2 5-litre cans sitting side by side on my rear seat. Perfect and when they're not needed (95% of the time) they're so light that they don't make a difference. And, of course the cost £5 for 2!!

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The only one i know of is AdvTank's Rally tank which sits on the rear side of the bike and requires you to buy a 2-1 exhaust. This of course seriously bumps up your costs but does give you the capacity.

We're currently on a RTW on XT's (had to sell the 990ADV) and had looked at tanks but they're all incredibly expensive. We're getting by just fine carrying plastic jerry cans. I've got 2 5-litre cans sitting side by side on my rear seat. Perfect and when they're not needed (95% of the time) they're so light that they don't make a difference. And, of course the cost £5 for 2!!

Not the answer you were looking for I know (sorry about that) but hope it helps....


Thank you for your reply. I do know about those tanks, also the Safari 43L tank(too big I think), but they both very expensive. I have just (today) got fuel bladders and might end up going this way.

I went from XT (very nice bike and still miss it) to 990ADV because I want to tour. Did not think I would get less range.
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Ah, it seems we've swapped in opposite directions! I still miss my 990ADV but love the XT, so simple and honest!

AS for th 990's fuel economy...... (with 3 5 litre cans between 2 bikes - -7.5lt each - our range fully loaded on any terrain is about 600km!)

I had a think after I posted my reply and remember that a couple of Aussies we met who have just done Magadan (the hard way) on a couple of 950SE's and had the same issues as you. They did go for the Aqualine 30Lt tank but also had fuel bladders that they swore were pretty much bullet proof (and of course packed flat when not needed). They had a 8 litre one but i recall the manufacturers made larger variants. You seem to have read my mind but here's the link for that i think was the company anyway.
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To me a 30l tank would be perfect, but I can not find one anywhere. I have bought (still need to test) a 15 bladder from a army surplus store. This was the only size they had, and it is very heavy duty (maybe too heavy). If this works my fuel range problrems my be over.

As I shall only be on the road for about 3 months, I do not want to spend too much.

Yes the power of the KTM 990 is addictive.
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Hi there.

Im about to do a big trip on the 990 adv and have bought 2 x 4litre bladers from the site mentioned earlier www.liquidcontainment.com.au, water bladders, petrol bladder, diesel bladder, tank liner, slim line water tanks Im going to stuff them on either side of the bike in a pannier stile setup. Im sure they will help where needed. Dont worry about the 7 litre. Its too stiff to fold and trying put into any type of luggage system when full or empty. Have a look at my site if you have some time. http://www.twowheeladventure.net/

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I did the same analysis, I was warned off buying the larger replacement fuel tanks by the UK agent as he said they expand and crack, I looked at the separate tank which replaces one exhaust and costed the whole deal at just shy of 1000 GBP for an additional 9 litres. In the end I went for Rotopax 4 litre cans mounted on the rear of each hard pannier, with lockable handles. They give me an extra 9 litres, so 26 litres in all. At 15km per litre that gives about 400km. The only downside is you have to stop to refill, but a stop every 200 km is going to be more than welcome!
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Big Tanks

I've had the Safari 44l tanks on my '07 990 A for over 50,000 mi.
They are still in perfect condition and there has been no cracking of
Safari tanks talked about on any of the forums I've read.

The big tanks do tend to swell some and it can be time consuming to
reinstall them if you haven't done a slight modification to the lower
mounts. A five minute job.

I've ridden with these tanks over much of Europe, Asia , North and
Central America and will be riding back to South America for the third
time this Fall.

I really like the long range these tanks make possible, up to 800km.
Fill them once a day and your good to go.
The tanks strength is another plus for adventuring around wild places.
As close to unbreakable as it gets.

While it my seem like a lot of weight on the front, the weight carried
while touring on the rear of the bike more than balances the suspension
out.

I have installed heavier fork springs to handle the additional weight
associated with touring on the 990.

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Another option on the plate, two rear tanks (10 liters each). A bit of modification to your pannier racks is needed.

Replica 950 Rallye Tanks - ADVrider


I have chosen to go this direction, partly to keep extra weight off the front and partly for the "rally look".
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Another option

ADV950: little or bigger alutanks? - ADVrider

Sorry, yes it's another ADV link, but my connection is too slow to go through the thread to find the final destination.

This may be ideal, albeit expensive, answer. 16+16 (i.e. 32 litre) aluminium tanks from Italy. Look lovely, but again, very pricey. I recall 1200, but not sure if it was £, $ or Euros. And maybe gone up now.

2mm aluminium plate. Rally kit builder made apparently.

I know this is an old post now, but maybe of interest to others. Jem.
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Install 2 rotopax 1 gallon tanks on you panniers. Either the outside panel or rear panel. These tanks are great. They will not leak and the flow tube works fantastic without leaking.
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ADVTank

I'm a big fan . . . that and the 2-1 mean that you can add fuel range while actually reducing overall weight AND the weight added is on the back of the bike. It's alot of benefit for the money, IMHO.

I like riding the big KTM in rough stuff and that was/is key.

For super-tanker duty - the Safari tanks seem best and the least expensive.

FWIW, my 30L result in 600km range. YES, my 16/45 geared carbed 950 gets 20+km/l, even if I never exit 2nd gear.
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I went for the big Safari tanks and found them to be great - apart from putting then on. They do stretch and this is a real pain. You don't notice the weight even when they are full.
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The Rotopax mounted on your rear rack is a good solution. It's available as a 1.75 gallon version. You can then stack a soft bag on the top if you strap it on. Best solution I've found.

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Another option on the plate, two rear tanks (10 liters each). A bit of modification to your pannier racks is needed.

Replica 950 Rallye Tanks - ADVrider


I have chosen to go this direction, partly to keep extra weight off the front and partly for the "rally look".
These are the bomb - but expensive.
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