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Old 19 Aug 2013
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I'm still deliberating over the 70 degree tanks. I guess my concern is the fill rate. As you know Russian fuel pumps can be all or nothing at times and if the fuel is coming out of the pump too quickly and not settling in the tank quick enough then we could have a potential problem(fuel + hot exhaust!!).

I have emailed Dale at 70 Degree Racing to ask his opinion.

I'm still experimenting with luggage. Really we need to go ultralight . My options are Kriega(which I really like) Giant Loop or Wolfman Rolie bag system. If I put the rear Safari Tank on it will be difficult to keep everything in place.

Bike prep will be bare necessities only
Fuel filters
Cush drive hub
A few protective bits -rear disc/caliper and chain guard
May strengthen rear plastic subframe a little if necessary
Tanks
Barkbusters
Steel sprockets

Any other suggestions?

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Your concern is unfounded. The 70° tank fills through the main filler, so in the worst case the main tank will appear full even though the 70° is not full yet, and then the level drops a bit more a few minutes later as the level equalizes. It's really a no-brainer IMO if you can afford to pay for the tank up front, as you can sell it later and recover most of your money.

If you do get one, tell Dale to send you the updated instructions for the venting hose he also sent to me. And get yourself a brass 90° elbow with 6mm and 1/8" NPT ends, these are only a couple of bucks on Ebay including shipping.

As for other bits:

Must have: bash plate, fan kit (OEM), radiator guards (BPD),

Nice to have: rally bash plate (Scheffelmeier), better seat (Renazco or Rayz), steering damper (if you like to go fast, Scotts or Fastway), bigger footpegs (Fastway, CJ Designs, aftermarket side stand (Promoto Billet)


For all additional technical info you should really read through this thread on ADV, lots of experienced traveler on Bergs there:
The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread - ADVrider
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Thanks Lukas

Have done the radiator guards . Fan kit I will add to the list.

Bash plates we will go with Force Accessories with 2 litre water tank.

Will check out some of your other suggestions.

You used Giant Loop on your S America trip. Would you use it again? Do you reckon there is a better option?

Do you think there will be issues with rear Safari Tank , 70 Degree tank plus luggage. My concern is strength. I am reckoning on between 12 to 15 kilos of luggage to go on the rear.

Rear Safari tank takes 10 litres and front takes 7.5 litres. This gives total of 26 litres leaving standard subframe as is.

If I replace subframe with 70 Degree tank and go with front Safari that gives me 20 litres total.

My thoughts are leave the 70 Degree tank for now (much as it would be great here in Tasmania) . I weigh 70 kilos , rear Safari 10 kilos, plus 15 kilos luggage means less than 100 on rear subframe. Don't know if I want to push that out much further for fear of potential problems. (My 570 already has Akrapovic bling music maker fitted so lost a little weight).

Is the 70 Degree tank as strong as standard plastic Berg subframe or stronger?

Maybe I need a 1200GSA support truck ;-)

Callum
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