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Does anyone have brackets for a xr tank to a open enduro for sale or detailed pics on how to make them?

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The brackets I have here won't fit, looks like I will have to start from scratch. I have a tank here, so I will be getting on with this next week sometime.

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Good to hear as I'm expecting a tax rebate soon and an acerbis tank is on my shopping list if I can get the brackets too.

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Hi Steve,

Did you have any luck on this yet mate?

Keen to get it on my next order with the speedo adjuster.

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Hi glen 

New tank is in and awaiting my return to get it fitted, will keep you updated.



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Excellent mate. Thanks.

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I am chasing a 20l acerbis tank in Australia. Please PM me if you have one. I am located in Adelaide.

 

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Suggest you go to Advrider SA riders forum here is a link, I got a 14.5lt Clarke tank from a guy on there

advrider.com/index.php

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You could try Ed the angry Pom, he is going the sell the TTR & could do with the money, he fitted a tank before going bush & is whinging about the cost & wasted money.
Think of it as a public service, buy the tank & he can put it towards an air fare to piss off back to the UK LOL

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I sold a 22lt XR400 tank to a guy I know, I could contact him to see if he's still got it

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Yeah mate. I messaged ed about that, but didn't hear back. Was the 22lt you sold to a mate white or red?

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White 22lt Acerbis to suit a XR400R

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Yeah mate ask him, if it is in decent nick.

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what about the guy that's selling his tank in UK...
look in for sale

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You could try Ed the angry Pom, he is going the sell the TTR & could do with the money, he fitted a tank before going bush & is whinging about the cost & wasted money.
Think of it as a public service, buy the tank & he can put it towards an air fare to piss off back to the UK LOL

Terry


 HA ha I nearly spit my coffee out on the desk.smilesmilesmile



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You could try Ed the angry Pom, he is going the sell the TTR & could do with the money, he fitted a tank before going bush & is whinging about the cost & wasted money.
Think of it as a public service, buy the tank & he can put it towards an air fare to piss off back to the UK LOL

Terry


 HA ha I nearly spit my coffee out on the desk.smilesmilesmile


 Glad to have been of service !!!

 

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How did you go mate?

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TerryK wrote:
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TerryK wrote:

You could try Ed the angry Pom, he is going the sell the TTR & could do with the money, he fitted a tank before going bush & is whinging about the cost & wasted money.
Think of it as a public service, buy the tank & he can put it towards an air fare to piss off back to the UK LOL

Terry


 HA ha I nearly spit my coffee out on the desk.smilesmilesmile


 Glad to have been of service !!!

 

Terry


Ed is never going to live this down is he no 



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skyrider wrote:
TerryK wrote:
Kaos wrote:
TerryK wrote:

You could try Ed the angry Pom, he is going the sell the TTR & could do with the money, he fitted a tank before going bush & is whinging about the cost & wasted money.
Think of it as a public service, buy the tank & he can put it towards an air fare to piss off back to the UK LOL

Terry


 HA ha I nearly spit my coffee out on the desk.smilesmilesmile


 Glad to have been of service !!!

 

Terry


Ed is never going to live this down is he no 


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Found one brand new for $275 aud.
Around £162 gbp.

Picked it up north of Adelaide, an hour and a half away. Still in bag. Apparently the bloke was going to fit it to his TTR but it was too much trouble making the brackets. As long as it is all good (like no crossed threads / looks fine and all kit is untouched minus the fitting bags been opened) it was a bargain!

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... bump I got the tank now.

Anyone even just got pics on how to do it :/

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Will be working on the OE fitting kit in a couple of weeks, I have booked in some expert help to come over and work on thissmile



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Awesome Steve. When that kit is ready i will be doing a bulk order from you :)

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Promise you will be my first customer, you have been waiting patiently.



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Hey Threshold.

I've got the zen tank mounting kit to suit the blue tank models. I wont be getting a tank for a bit so - just an idea. I could post you the mounting kit to see what you need to do to mod it or change to suit your OE, and make your own.

Cost you the postage to and back from Tasmania?

Cheers Leigh.



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Hahaha. I don't know about patiently..

Nah cheers mate. Keen as mustard.



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Hey Leigh, Steve said he is having a go in a couple of weeks and I dont want to hack your kit/I am mechanical as a peanut hence why I bought a low maitainence bike

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Koool, sounds good.

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Will be making the prototype Monday and then getting them manufactured.smile At long last!



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Great news! 



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Yeww!!

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Work on the fitting kit went really well today.

Took 3 of us just over 4hrs to get the fitting kit worked out for the OE. Looking really good, amazing how long it takes to get a good mock up worked out and I reckon it will be another 4hrs work to get it good enough to take the prototype to my engineers.

I think it fits fantastic and will be a very strong and well built bit of kit. Brian took lots of photos, so hope to have some on here soon.

Thanks to Brian and Bob for their help today.



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How is the prototype going?

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I can confirm that it was a tricky job getting the fit angles and tank height to look right.

Steve did the work whilst Bob and I just stood around drinking his coffee and making suggestions - some of which were actually useful wink

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Awesome! So the prototype worked out all good?

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Nearly there, but life has got in the way, will finish soon, as I want one as much as anyone else!



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I thank you two, the english ttr gods Brian and Steve.





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Bri came around today, as I did not get time to work on the fitting kit Sunday.

He was a great inspiration and gave me a good kick up the backside! I really needed itwink The kits are looking fantastic and the Acerbis tank fits so well on the bike and really sturdy, I may be making these to fit the blue ones as well.

Prototype fitting kit now with my manufacturer, he has promised to have one made by the end of the week, so I can test fit it, before production begins, so not long now.

Hopefully Bri will share the photos that he took today (pretty please)smilesmilesmile

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I can't believe how long it has taken from start to finish to get the prototype fitting kit together Steve! Good luck to anyone else that tries to make a kit from scratch....

The Acerbis tank that most owners used is the Honda XR650L one we have developed the fitting kit for.

The challenge has been to get the the tank to fit the TTR frame and not only look "right" but be as good a fit to the TTR seat as possible and to be able to carry a full load of fuel safely across the washboard without fatiguing the mounting system. 

We think the fitting system we have devised using the front engine mounting brackets is about as good as you can get.

Acerbis tank fitting kit 9.jpeg

 

We had a couple of "fails" on our journey as you will see from the number of holes in this early attempt disbelief  Rest assured that the production versions will look somewhat neater biggrinbiggrin

Acerbis tank fitting kit 8.jpeg

 

By happy coincidence the original TTR rubber "bung" petrol tank mounts help keep the Acerbis tank firm:

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The only frame modification required is a simple one - to bend the horn mounting tab back through 90 degrees. A simple enough job - we used a pair of adjustables to do the bending and practiced on a scrap frame before committing wink   The alternative would have been to make the LH mount much narrower but we didn't want to lose any strength in the mounting as 22 litres of fuel weighs quite a lot!

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Acerbis tank fitting kit 2.jpg

 

Those are the only photos I have at this stage as a pucca set will be taken when the first kit comes off the production line and is fitted for real.  Steve is also threatening to make a video of it...

Can't wait to see it all to come together smile

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Awesome guys. Great news.!!

 

Any pics of it mounted to a purple ttr?



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How is the production test coming along guys?



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Not very good, they sent their copy of my prototype back to me and the brackets are wrongcry I will be going to see them Monday morning and look at what has gone to be done.

We will get there in the end and once sorted production should be easy enough.



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Looking promising Brian.

The home-made fitting that I had on my white oe was very similar except it only picked up on one engine mount bolt.

That said, it stood up to plenty of abuse and falling off, so yours should be well up to the job.

I'll be interested to see how you do the rear mount.

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How is this coming along steve?

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Not very goodcry Got the brackets back from my manufacturer and they do not fit properly.....Grrrrrrrrrrr

Will get it sorted hopefully soon. (ish)



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