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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by Chris Skinner » 23 Feb 2017 11:03

My sub takes exactly 40L
Normally when my reserve light comes on on main tank, I can ride about 70kms before engine dies.

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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by offroadbiker » 23 Feb 2017 11:06

Tx

But I am looking for the size or diameter ..... want to see if one wil fit under the GQ.
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by David M » 23 Feb 2017 14:19

The standard tank or the aftermarket 65 L one that some of us have?
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by SJC » 23 Feb 2017 14:50

offroadbiker wrote:Tx

But I am looking for the size or diameter ..... want to see if one wil fit under the GQ.
Sal kyk.... :thumbup:
(Maar nie regtig lus om in hierdie nat weer onder n kar in te kruip nie.....)

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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by ricster » 23 Feb 2017 15:05

The GQ chassis is almost identical to the GU shape chassis, so the sub tank I am busy with should fit no problem, I just need to check the mounting points for the tank to ensure that the tank cannot crack due to twisting of the chassis and vibrations.
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by David M » 23 Feb 2017 15:08

SJC wrote:
offroadbiker wrote:Tx

But I am looking for the size or diameter ..... want to see if one wil fit under the GQ.
Sal kyk.... :thumbup:
(Maar nie regtig lus om in hierdie nat weer onder n kar in te kruip nie.....)
That is why I am asking him first...... You measure in the rain and then Dirkie wants the other one......

Also much easier to ask Graham to do when he has a vehicle on the lift.....

I think that PC has a 65L aftermarket one under his GQ....
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by David M » 23 Feb 2017 15:12

ricster wrote:The GQ chassis is almost identical to the GU shape chassis, so the sub tank I am busy with should fit no problem, I just need to check the mounting points for the tank to ensure that the tank cannot crack due to twisting of the chassis and vibrations.
Cedric - Maybe check how the aftermarket 65 L tanks are mounted on the GU's on the opposite side. Don't know of cracking or mounting problems but the rerouting of the handbrake cable is not ideal which I think Errol has managed to get right on Manie's. Mine is still a problem.
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by offroadbiker » 23 Feb 2017 15:18

I have the 120L long range. I want the sub tank. Prefably 60L but even 30 would help...
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by offroadbiker » 23 Feb 2017 15:19

ricster wrote:The GQ chassis is almost identical to the GU shape chassis, so the sub tank I am busy with should fit no problem, I just need to check the mounting points for the tank to ensure that the tank cannot crack due to twisting of the chassis and vibrations.
Ricster you work to hard :oldtimer:

That design should have been inproduction loooong ago :rolleyes:
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Re: Sub-Tank Capacity

Post by ricster » 23 Feb 2017 15:23

hahaha.... yeah you are right Dirk.... No time to play design design on the play things.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Stainless is notorious for cracking when subjected to constant, even small twists, so that's why its important to ensure that it get mounted properly. I learnt the hard way with the water tank I have on mine that was on there when I bought the Iron Maiden. I've had to do a few patch welds on it a couple of times. I have this issue well sorted out on the new GU sub tank design. I'll definitively check the hand brake cable first though.
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