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Hope to have the brackets here soon and try fitting the used Acebris tank I have here, before I start ordering new ones. Always like to check things myselfsmile



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Let us know how it goes Steve, I'd like to know how hard it is to swap tanks back and forth.

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Wish they had of made this kit last year when i fitted the larger tank to my bike :(

But anyway, my kit arrived and fitted it straight away smile

The 2 lower bolts that mount it to the frame were a bit of a pita to fit so i just drilled them out a bit to make it easier,

other than that these guys need to win the Nobel Prize for this kit.

 



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Thanks, great feedback! Steve I'm in if you get the kit and tank stocked.

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Brackets are here, will try and fit the tank in the next couple of day's and get back to you all.

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Thats excellent, how big is the tank? What model XR are they for?

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Its a 22L tank, from here www.justgastanks.com/honda-xr600-acerbis-fuel-tank/
Couldn't find any in Aus back then, but the dollar was really high so it worked out good for me.

You might have to elongate the seat bolt holes a bit, but mine were already done from the previous install so im not sure.


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Don't think the 650 is the same it has a bolt down back think you need the 400 -250 tank mine is a very old Acerbis must be one of the first for the xr probably one of the army bikes with the screw on Acerbis badge.

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At last!

I got around to fitting the Acebris tank yesterday, took me 45 mins start to finish (while drinking tea)smile

The kit from Gabriel at zenoverland.com is great, he does a really good jobsmile

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I would add a little Loctite to some of the screws for a belt and braces job, but then I am a bit fussywink

Looks very nice on the bike

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Hope you like itsmile Now I know it all fits I will be ordering a new Acebris tank and selling with the brackets. Brackets available separately in the shop very soon.

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Better call them Acerbis in your order Steve
Bike looks nice with the black seat too. I always think there's too much blue on a standard bike!
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Doh! Acerbis it is thenbiggrin

Trying hard to get some black seat covers, no luck yetfurious



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So the standard seat fits ok? Doesn't need to be changed? Looks like this will finally be an easy big tank solution biggrinbiggrin

I better go check the bank balance...



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Standard seat fits.

Black seat covers now sourced and on their way heresmile



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Going to pull the trigger on the Acerbis tank (XR650L), will get the Zen overland mounting kit from the online shop (just do not have the know how, patience or tools to try and fabricate my own) - just a question to you esteemed gentleman;

clear vs transparent tank?
I am thinking clear - to easily see fuel level in the tank, apart from them going yellow with age, no other cons right?  

 



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Think I'm right don't Buy the 650 one it's the XR 250-400 fit tank you need step in someone if I'm talking Crap

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Clear for me but, ideally, a white tank with some clear "portholes" that shows the level of fuel - as in photos below:

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Think I'm right don't Buy the 650 one it's the XR 250-400 fit tank you need step in someone if I'm talking Crap

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Hi Pug.  Was going to ask that question also, which exact one to buy - but then the TTR shop luckily removed any confusion there by stating as follows:

"The tank we used when designing and refining these mounting parts, was one bought for a Honda XR650L (22L capacity, in white). So we recommend that you buy this tank when using our TTR mounting kit."

For easy reference, found here:
http://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84/Products/TTR-0662

TTRfan - have never seen that before, the little clear port-holes in a standard coloured tank.  Very unusual - but so practical.     

 



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Clear for me but, ideally, a white tank with some clear "portholes" that shows the level of fuel - as in photos below:


 Beautiful Raid you have got going there TTRfan ... 



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Ok if that's what they say the one on my bike is a xr 250-400 one but I made the fitting kit myself. I swap it between my XR250 An TTr250 the last xr 650 one I played with bolted down to the frame at the rear with holes in the tank but that said it might have been on a Dominator it was a year or to back an I dropped it over the XR250 and it was a no fit on that I did not have the TTr at the time so cant say

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From what I have read they say the XR250/400/650 tanks all are pretty much the same - so you are probably right there.  Will just be good to have that fuel capacity for when hitting the isolated areas - comes at a price though, but been pondering it for the last 6 months.     



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walkaboutboertjie wrote:
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Clear for me but, ideally, a white tank with some clear "portholes" that shows the level of fuel - as in photos below:


 Beautiful Raid you have got going there TTRfan ... 


Thanks mate - it was actually an Open Enduro I sold to a mate a few years ago but it does look a bit like a Raid with the big tank.

What was interesting about it was that the side panels and rear mudguard had been painted. The finish was superb and survived all the while my mate had it. It was his first trail bike and so it bit the dirt quite a bit.

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TTRfan wrote:
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Clear for me but, ideally, a white tank with some clear "portholes" that shows the level of fuel - as in photos below:


 Beautiful Raid you have got going there TTRfan ... 


Thanks mate - it was actually an Open Enduro I sold to a mate a few years ago but it does look a bit like a Raid with the big tank.

What was interesting about it was that the side panels and rear mudguard had been painted. The finish was superb and survived all the while my mate had it. It was his first trail bike and so it bit the dirt quite a bit.

Brian


 Brian

painting plastics is fine and it should last providing you use an adhesion promotor and put flexible additive in the paint.  I do it all the time and don't have any problems

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Going to pull the trigger on the Acerbis tank (XR650L), will get the Zen overland mounting kit from the online shop (just do not have the know how, patience or tools to try and fabricate my own) - just a question to you esteemed gentleman;

clear vs transparent tank?
I am thinking clear - to easily see fuel level in the tank, apart from them going yellow with age, no other cons right?  

 


Don't forget I sell the mounting kits in the shop  http://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=8380602

I also have just got the Tank in stock, so I can supply the whole kit, just haven't had the time to list it yetcry

This is the tech stuff for you all, just to make sure.

Zen mounting kit, allowing the Acerbis XR tank to be fitted to a TTR250.

We're pretty sure you can use this mounting kit to fit most of the Honda XR Acerbis tanks to your TTR (the actual plastic tank seems to be the same for the Honda XR range of bikes, but Acerbis supply different mounting kits depending on whether it's sold to an XR250/XR400/XR650L customer).

Please note the Honda XR650R tank is completely different, and this fitting kit will not work with that tank.

The tank we used when designing and refining these mounting parts, was one bought for a Honda XR650L (22L capacity, in white). So we recommend that you buy this tank when using our TTR mounting kit.

You can buy this tank from Totallyttrs, if you wish.

 

 



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Fladdem wrote:

Are theses options all for later blue TTR's? Apart from a raid tank, which I don't want because I believe you need the raid seat too, what options are for open enduro models? I can make brackets, but I would rather avoid having to do so, if at all possible. Just wondering about maybe setting my OE up for touring.


 Anyone have any luck finding a larger tank for the open enduro?

I'm definitely in need of a bigger tank or a way to carry more fuel.



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I think apart from a Raid tank (and seat), the only option for a bigger tank is the Acerbis as mentioned elsewhere on the forum. I think any standard tanks from other bikes are likely to still be in the 9-10 litre range, so not usefully larger than the OE. The Nomad rear saddle tank would allow you to carry some spare fuel fairly easily if you haven't got a rack, or make some brackets for rotopack (spelling?) type jerry cans.
I know there're some nice long lanes up your way, but what sort of range do you need?
Welcome to the forum, by the way.
Ride safe,
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http://www.zenoverland.com/portable-fuel-tanks/rotopax-fuel-container-1-gal.html

http://www.nomadtanks.com.au/product/tank3/



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I keep Acerbis here https://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=8754426

I'm sure I have some brackets for the OE conversion somewhere.

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Well Simon,from where i fill up to Otterburn is about 30 miles,i try to fill up at the last available garage on the route,so i have a round trip of about 60 miles just to Otterburn,that's not including any miles that i do when i actually get to Otterburn and start heading off over the ranges and moors. The previous owner said he had managed 122 miles before reserve which sounds a lot to me,I'm wondering if he meant kilometers?
The bike isn't fitted with a rack but it's definitely something i will be fitting as i think it's going to be a convenient way to carry a spare can of petrol.
I have noticed givi do a 2.5 litre petrol container and was thinking maybe a couple of them might be a good idea. Anyway it's something i will have to look into as I'm hoping to do a trip up the West coast of Scotland sometime this year to do a spot of fishing.

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Aaahh well Steve if i can get the tank and the brackets that would be great mate,though i will need to save up for them,I've had enough grief off the little woman lately about buying bikes and spares,lol.



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122 miles should be possible. I get 70mpg from my 325cc ttr, 50 is the lower end of the spectrum depending on what tyres/jetting/exhaust mods/right wrist flex you have!
9 litres=1.98 galx50mpg=100 miles, or x70mpg=138 miles (approx)

Justify a new tank by describing the scenario of a late night wintry rescue when you're out of fuel. C'mon darling, you know it makes sense, I'm doing it for you... Happy valentines day etc etc

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Hi tiddler,

I sent you a pm seeing if you still have your brackets for acerbis fitment to the open enduro 1997? Or if you have the details about the old bracket.

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Clear for me but, ideally, a white tank with some clear "portholes" that shows the level of fuel - as in photos below:

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What make of tank is that Brian? Looks good with all the different facets. Is it fibreglass? I'm trying to work out if that is a standard seat too.


 



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Fibreglass. I am pretty sure it was a genuine Yamaha extra. Never seen another like it!

It's got to be out there in TTR land somewhere wink

Standard seat as I recall.

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Hello Guys, newbie here but i straight off have a question :)
Bought myself a TTR in Cape town, but i need a bigger tank for some trips!

So now i found a tank, that i could even pick up, thats quite close!
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-replacement-parts/goodwood/xr-650-fuel-tank/1002081956080910824521909

But as i read on the TTR250 site, there are some XR650 tanks that dont fit, dont want to buy something i cant use :D

And is it complicated to fit the tank? 

Thanks for any advice!



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Hi Semmy
A couple of TTR's in Cape Town I know of. I am looking at going the 21l route. The tanks are not to dear, but shipping kills it. Maybe a Cape Town group buy to save us all some bucks. I have found a XR600 tank, but the red doesn't work for me. Clear is the way to go.

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Welcome to the forum!
From the "larger tank for ttr" thread in the modifications section:

"After reading the info in this thread I have now had a Acerbis 22L tank fitted to my blue TTR. I used a XR650L tank but only because this was the one in stock. I believe the XR250 and XR400 tanks are exactly the same (just with different fitting kits perhaps - none of which is good for the TTR). "

So it needs to be from an XR650L.

If it's that close, ride over with spanners to remove your tank and see if it sits in place ok. (ie fits over the frame ok and meets the seat at a good angle)

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Thanks mossproof! Yes see i dont know if its a 650L or 650R tank :D
Ya could maybe to like you said, and ride over :)

And katana, also in Capetown with a TTR? Would love to meet up once, my TTR aint the prittiest, but would be down for a good adventure ride!
About buying a ton of tanks, ya would probably be cheaper but the 1000R seems better then 300 Pounds... My bike is not the fanciest :P

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Tank is a 650L. Definitely not a 650R. The acerbis tank for the 250, 400 and 650L is exactly the same. Zen overland or the ttr shop has a fitting kit. Couldn't be easier. 

 

Here's mine with the tank and zen kit (and a pretty view 😉)

 

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That's one nice looking TTR Pricey.

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That's one nice looking TTR Pricey.


 Cheers Leigh wink



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I have come across a white tank available locally.  Can one see the fuel level in the white tanks?



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 Think I'm right in saying No not if its acerbis tank you cant see Fuel level in the white tank even in the sun light even in midsummer in the sun uk. But it should have two fuel taps one each side with reserve on each There is an US tank maker of long range fuel tanks think it's clark an they put a clear window in the tanks any colour so you can see it



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Thanks man. It seems to confirm what a web search found. Our currency has tanked and I think buying now is a good idea. I really want a natural one though...

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I have now bought a white Clark tank. Still waiting for it to arrive. Please tell me their white tanks are see through...

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Which tank did you buy? can you post a link and let us know how you got it to fit.

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I will hopefully receive it tomorrow.  I asked the seller to check the capacity with water and he recons 18l.  That will be a 4.7 gallon tank then.  The only other confirmed is that it says XR600/650L.



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Hi everyone. 

 

Just thought I’d post up another acerbis tank that fits. The serial nlumber is 

 

TU1-5180389 - appears to be an older tank for xr250/400/650l and is a 25l tank not 22

 

i bought it thinking it was the 22l one but it fits fine with the zen kit.

Cheers Leigh. 

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Hi Leigh

Thanks for posting, that is greatsmile If the Zen kit fits, then our totallyttrs one should toosmilesmilesmile As the mounting holes on the tank are the same.

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A larger tank has just popped up on eBay for a raid, includes the seat too. Hopefully the link will work....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302658626779

 

if not, the item number is 302658626779

 

P.S. It’s not me selling lol



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Do you think it is Simon, who wants a blue tank and seat??



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For what it’s worth you don’t have to make brackets to move your indicators for the blue bikes you can get away with doing this instead....

 

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