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October 1st, 2009, 09:42 AM   #91
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I just got an '09 FE450 and am about to begin the conversion of the subframe to fuel tank. I found a vendor's website, justgastanks.com , that appears to have the various components I will need. They have connectors, petcocks, and a product called Kreem which is a coating for fuel tanks that prevents leaks.

If anyone has knowledge of the Kreem product, I would appreciate your opinion about the product. Also, I would welcome anyone to take a look at the website and let me know if they cover all the items necessary to convert the subframe.

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I doubt Kreem will work on Polyethylene, try it on a milk botlle first to test it.
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October 1st, 2009, 02:52 PM   #93
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I used Kreem succesfully years ago on my monococque CB500/600 project to seal rivetted alloy plate to a tubular steel frame.

No idea about plastic, how about asking the manufacturer?

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Thanks, I did check the Kreem website. Sadly, the product does not work on plastic. Back to the drawing board...
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This has become one of my favorite threads ... keep up the great ideas! - ET
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October 20th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #96
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I am looking very forward to someone coming up with a way for the new Bergs to have more fuel capacity. I would really like to be able to go 120miles safely. Can already go 80miles or so safely but, that is not quite enough. We ride in the desert a lot & services are very far away.
I really like the idea of converting the sub frame to an additional tank. Hope something works out. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with
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October 23rd, 2009, 03:54 AM   #97
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I was thinking about converting my sub frame into a gas tank. But it looks like we might be getting some aftermarket gas tanks soon. So using a sub frame as a gas tank might not be necessary. Given that I would still like to use my sub frame for something. I don't like the idea of all that wasted space. Has any one given any thought to converting the sub frame into a storage area? I was thinking that it might be a good place for tire irons, tubes, an air pump and stuff like that
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October 24th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #98
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Originally Posted by Hair
I was thinking about converting my sub frame into a gas tank. But it looks like we might be getting some aftermarket gas tanks soon. So using a sub frame as a gas tank might not be necessary. Given that I would still like to use my sub frame for something. I don't like the idea of all that wasted space. Has any one given any thought to converting the sub frame into a storage area? I was thinking that it might be a good place for tire irons, tubes, an air pump and stuff like that
my plan is to use it as a water resevoir. i needt t bring 4 liters in my next rally, 2 on my back and 2 somewhere on the bike. i'm trying to figure out now what works better, harden the inside of the subframe to mae it waterfroof, or insert some kind of waterbag or other resevoir through a drilled hole. not sure yet. the second option seems to be the cheaper and easier way..
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October 24th, 2009, 03:40 AM   #99
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I have looked into converting my sub frame into a fuel tank. I have found a product that may help to line the sub frame

http://www.bluelightningproducts.com/pr ... LINER.html

I emailed manufacturer and he said ok for plastics, is runny enough to swirl around, can ship to Australia.

Yet to try it however.

Any guinea pigs t there?
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Originally Posted by Rip'n'Shred
I have looked into converting my sub frame into a fuel tank. I have found a product that may help to line the sub frame

http://www.bluelightningproducts.com/pr ... LINER.html

I emailed manufacturer and he said ok for plastics, is runny enough to swirl around, can ship to Australia.

Yet to try it however.

Any guinea pigs t there?
"BLUE LIGHTNING - FUEL TANK LINER-PT. Seals all types of tanks Metal, Fiberglass, & Plastic Not affected by fuel additives. Flexible Doesn't dry rock hard like others. Seals Pin holes & seem leaks. 1pt. will do approx. 15 gallons Use Blue Lightning Rust Remover to clean tank of any rust or films in the tank. "

Nice find! Now who's going to play "Mr. Science" and see if the 'Blue Lightning Rust Remover' ... removes the plastic sub tank. <lol>

cheers! E-Ticket
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