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June 25th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #81
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leaks?

I'd be tempted to seal the whole tank with a gas tank epoxy coating. My buddy who does the Iron Butt with a fuel cell swears by it. He made his own cell from aluminum sheet. It holds not only fuel but also water, he divided the cell volume with a panel. One side holds fuel and the other holds drinking water. He sealed both chambers with different (suitable) epoxies. It's been working now for over two years.
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June 25th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #82
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@sp: i discussed this also with my dealer. he told me about a prosduct they use to seal costom Harley tanks with strange shapes. as soon as i get thename ogf the stuff i'll post it. I want to do the mod also.

Im trying to reach gazza, who seems to have a kit available but he's not returning mails, anyone knows someone else?
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June 26th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #83
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sorry, but see the sub tank mods thread, you will find contact details of the guy who is doing them here in Australia or try Bryan on info@seadoowest.com

I dont make or sell them, only got Bryan to develop them for our own use/need

but he will sell them to others
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June 28th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #84
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thanks for your reply gazza, i must have misunderstood i thought you sold them.
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July 19th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #85
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Potentially Deadly Mount location leaks

Thought I'd add in my 2 cents. I did the mod on my own. Had no thin tank issues but its back to the drawing board any way. I installed the fittings as per Gaza listings. Thanks! Used a 5/16 Motion Pro no flow disconnect between the tanks. Very tight but worked great. I was really excited as I filled up the tank and could see the sub frame filling as well. Then....drip drip drip. Damn! The through-tank mounting points on the sub-frame left side are leaking! There are two mounting points on the left and one on the right. This leak is potentially very dangerous if it develops on the right side (just above the exhaust pipe). Not quite ready for self immolation I'm thinking I can get some aviation tank sealant and isolate those mounting fittings by filling the ears where they reside with some magic goo. This would only minimally decrease the capacity of the tank and would be priceless in peace of mind. Has anyone else run into this problem? If so, what did you do? I'll post again with solution when it happens.

Luv my 2009 Fe450 purchased from Tasky's Metric in WA.
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July 19th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #86
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RE: Potentially Deadly Mount location leaks

My understanding is that a number of people have had problems with leaks.

This is one reason why I am waiting for the Auqualine saddle tanks and possibly the larger main tanks. The other is that I think I will use the subframe for a water tank instead of fuel. If I am in the backcountry I think this would be a good backup supply of water. Also, if it leaks all I lose is water, not fuel and water dripping on the exhaust does no pose a threat - although over the decades I have seen a number fuel leaks drip directly on exhausts (not to mention a LOT of oil leaks on exhausts), and as long as there was no flame/spark nothing caught on fire, but it is still something to avoid as much as possible and not just ignore.
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Check the last post here: http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?name= ... ic&t=10312

If all goes according to Hoyle, they should be available in September.
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September 29th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by Gazza
yeah we have converted 5 '09 bikes now and all work well.

We have a conversion kit & instructions for sale if anyone is interested
gazza im interested in the kit, can you send me more info?
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September 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #89
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has any one tried this 3m product to plug up leaks?

http://www.3m.com/intl/kr/img/adh/adhes ... DP8005.pdf
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September 29th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #90
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Hi All,

Well I was talking with my dealer who was talking with a Husaberg rep who was talking with some other Husaberg group and then I heard from my cousins 2nd nephew not related who races a Husaberg that apparently it is not recommended to turn the current subframe into a fuel tank. Too many possible leakage points and too thin a material. Additionally, they also heard that someone is working on a 'bladder' system that can be inserted into the subframe and rumors were flying that Husaberg will actually have an after market hard parts fuel tank available to replace the subframe....but hey it's all BS until its in my hot little hands.

Cheers, Digs
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