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post #331 of 1181 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 2015, 3:00 am
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Instaling a Tovami stage 2 needle kit & open K&N airfilter.

Refurbishing my New carbon fiber wanna have's

Next on the list:
refurbishing a showa GD021 fork (very happy with this one)
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post #332 of 1181 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 2015, 3:07 am
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Coppe that carbon looks great, did you refurbish it yourself?

Would like to hear your thoughts on the needle kit and the results when your finished.

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Coppe that carbon looks great, did you refurbish it yourself?

Would like to hear your thoughts on the needle kit and the results when your finished.
Yes, I did refurbish those myself. a lot of work but very rewarding when you finish

when I'm ready I will get my bike on a test bench to get the carb settings right. I will post the results here of course
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Beater aluminum fuel tank finally arrived from Japan,took just under 6 1/2 months to get here. Looks and fits exactly like the stock fuel tank did.
As you can see the aluminum on the tank has a few scratches and sanding marks from assembly but the surface for the most part is silky smooth to the touch.
The entire tank will be thoroughly scuffed before it's primed and painted so none of those scratches will ever be visible. Gonna tape off the serial number plaque on the underside of the tank and maybe just clear coat over that.

Tossed both tanks up on the scales. Stripped down stock steel fuel tank weighed in at 12.05 pounds. Pic 1.

Beater aluminum fuel tank weighed in at 6.80 pounds. So 5.25 pounds of weight savings which is nearly spot-on 43.5% lighter than the stock steel fuel tank. Pic 2.

Pics 3 thru 9 show you guys and gals some of the details. Pic 6 in particular shows the internal fuel line plumbing. Red arrow is the fuel outlet tube from the fuel pump. Green arrow is the fuel return tube which travels nearly all the way up to the top of the tank. Blue arrow is the fuel overflow outlet fitting.

Pic 8 shows the little aluminum cup that's welded onto the underside of the top of the fuel tank. That little cup sits directly beneath the external tank breather fitting. Look closely and you can actually see the breather hole at the bottom of the cup.
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Congrats! The tank looks great.

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post #336 of 1181 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2015, 4:16 pm
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Very nice work stosshy, I bet that tank paints up beautifully. But you do have far more patience than me - 6.5 months is a long wait!

I see that brass fitting and suppose brass and aluminium are OK together from a galvanic perspective?

Don't forget to share the photos of when the tank is painted up.

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Two questions guys.

Coppe: did you use clear coat on your carbon fiber to refinish it?

Stoshmonster: mind if I ask how much the aluminum tank costs? I have an ETI kevlar fuel cell which is $1330 and saves 8.12 lbs. It's repairable (don't ask me how I know). I'm curious how an aluminum tank compares for cost.
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Mike - Thanks. I'd be happy if my CR turns out at least half as nice as your FE did.

Muddy - The fuel tank came right from Beater with the brass fittings installed. That's two pics I owe you now my friend. (Belly pan and fuel tank)

Joe - The total cost of the aluminum tank was $1260 shipped.

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finally replaced that candle at the front of my bike with an led from superbriteleds.

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