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Gipper 28 Oct 2004 02:29

Dr650 Long range tank....
 
Are there any other choices for a decent size long range tank on later models mines a '96.
- other than adapting the earlier Acerbis 25L Djebel tank to fit.
What needs to be changed to make one fit ?
Anyone found anything better ?
Thanks
Grif


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bnale 17 Feb 2005 04:55

I have a 4.9 gal IMS tank on a 2003 DR650. (same design as yours). Here's a link to their site: http://www.imsproducts.com/index2new.html

here's a pic on my site:
http://www.angelfire.com/tx/nale/sDRR.jpg

Bill

beddhist 17 Feb 2005 16:44

If yours in an SP46 then the answer to your second question is only a few topics further down! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/wink.gif

Clark in the US also make a tank for the SE. Check out the DR650 Yahoo forum.

If yours is pre-SP46 then the Acerbis tank should fit.

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Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,

Peter.

DannyG 23 Aug 2005 09:42

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group...src=gr&.view=t



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Danny
HD Electra Glide 01
DR650SE 04

scdan3 24 Aug 2005 00:25

barton motors in bath have one in with a huge acerbis white plastic tank on it. Prob is they won't sell it off the bike as its all dakared up. (well, all white acerbis plastics.) its not a lot of money though (under a grand).

just thought it might help someone, somewhere.

dan

skip 3 Sep 2005 03:33


Hi
My girlfreind has a clark 5.1/2 gallon tank on her 1998 SE it was ordered from the states arrived with in the week and was quite a bit cheeper than the acerbis tank, itcame with all the fitting and was very easy to fit.
Hope this helps Skip

danvelo1973 29 Aug 2006 04:28

Aqualine
 
If money is no object the 8.9 gal tank from Aqualine is superb !:thumbup1:

Woodsrider#1 1 Dec 2006 07:51

DR650 tank
 
Hi Grif,
I am biased as I sell these in the UK but the Aqualine is a top quality tank. I tried out the DRZ400 tank in Morocco and it was flawless. I have had many oversized tanks. They have all done their job, some better than others but for a quality and finish second to none these the Bogs Dollox!
Dont just take my word for it though, anyone with an Aqualine will tell you how good they are.

http://www.coreracing.co.uk/aqualine_detail.php?make=5

http://www.sporttouringusa.com/www/aqualine_safari.html

Regards,

Alec

quietthinker 27 Nov 2009 14:05

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I have just fitted a 30 litre Aqualine Safari tank in white to my DR650SE. Although I have not done any significant riding with it and can't comment on this aspect, but as far as its construction goes it appears very strong. It is supplied with two petcocks and a concealed aluminium brace attached to the frame that supports both lobes. Here is a picture.

quietthinker 27 Nov 2009 14:15

Apologies. My description of 'support' in the previous post was a poor choice of word. I think 'stabilize' is a more appropriate description.

k.

SeanF 27 Nov 2009 18:05

Here's a link to how I made an Acerbis 6.6 gallon model fit a newer DR.

Ride Far 29 Nov 2009 16:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by quietthinker (Post 265672)
I have just fitted a 30 litre Aqualine Safari tank in white to my DR650SE. Although I have not done any significant riding with it and can't comment on this aspect, but as far as its construction goes it appears very strong. It is supplied with two petcocks and a concealed aluminium brace attached to the frame that supports both lobes. Here is a picture.

I have the 30 L Aqualine on my DR and it is indeed a tough tank. It did well down the west side of Africa. However, the aluminum stabilizing bar broke probably in a crash.

The good news is the bike/tank was OK even with it broken. I didn't even realize it was broken -- no visible sign of it. It cracked into two pieces at the frame brace point. It probably busted in a crash on a mud road in the Congo ... after that I rode rough roads in Angola and piste in Namibia and found it broken during bike disassembly in Namibia. Didn't fix it as the roads to Cape Town were easy from there and the tank seemed perfectly stable.

I'll fabricate a replacement. Aluminum bar would be easy but susceptible to the same failure in a crash. Steel thick enough to not bend easily would probably be too heavy. Maybe a combo of aluminum and thin steel, idea being the steel might absorb stress on the aluminum in a crash. Need to give that some more thought, ideas welcome...

quietthinker 4 Dec 2009 13:05

Was wondering if high tensile aluminum would suffice as well as going up a size in the bar. Perhaps it would it be preferable to steel as the metal dissimilarity where the bar runs close or touches the cooling fins wouldn't be an issue. It might be worth contacting Aqualine and run it by them. k.
Safari Fuel Tanks

gusonopa 4 Dec 2009 13:16

how about coke!!!
 
i read in this blog....and its soo true and i will do it that......


INSTEAD OF SPENDING 1 GRAND($$$$) on a long milage tank Buy a few coca cola bottles, drink it and then strore the fuel in it..... i much rather spend those money in something else...but hey....i'm really on a low budget and i cannot afford to buy a bigger tank...so for the time being that is the way!!! :)!!!

Question:

does fuel get "dirty " in a cean coca cola bottles???would the fuel " melt" the bottle away after a long period??



Peace upppp!! :)!!!!

beddhist 5 Dec 2009 03:00

We have used 1.5 l water bottles extensively and in some parts of the world petrol is sold out of such bottles. The plastic seems to get a little brittle after a while, so you just get a new one.

However, my original tank was 13l. There is no way I could carry 9 or 10 bottles to make up for the difference and in a few places I needed that much fuel. It depends a little on your bike and where you want to go.


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