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View Poll Results: Would lyoou buy a 3.6 - 4 gallon tank for your 2000-2006 husaberg if the price was under $400 us
If not 3.5 - 4 gallon Bigger 1 1.16%
would you spend >$400 10 11.63%
3.5-4 gallon tank for under $400 75 87.21%
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June 4th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by nsman
....I am fortunate that I get to meet and deal with young people every day,i would have to say the truth is that the parents of these young people are the ones doing the measuring as their peers are much more forgiving.a great many of these young people only want to have a job that they like and make enough to ride the bikes.....things have not really changed much here ,seems thats all I wanted when I was young as well.
In a nut shell Dale,i quess my point here is that the venture is about making fuel tanks not money,but it may is possible.
As far as having lunch,maybe so, I will be passing through your area this Nov on my way to NZ.
It would be my pleasure to share a meal with you.

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I think if my chosen profession were making/selling big bore off road bikes as my niche, not mx bikes, then providing fuel tank options would seem a logical step - if I really wanted to sell these bikes!

Wouldn't it make sense to order some % when IMS is making them for the original manufacturing process?

I don't know the numbers needed or sales lost, but seems to me an awful lot of guys looking at big bore bikes are scared off because of the lack of fuel cell options Husaberg has at this time.

All in all it seems a silly way to lose sales... If I were a desert rider or dual sport rider (that is to say, if I needed the range), I would hardly give Hberg a second thought.
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Thanks for the invite dale,I will be in touch.
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Originally Posted by HUSABOMBER
I think if my chosen profession were making/selling big bore off road bikes as my niche, not mx bikes, then providing fuel tank options would seem a logical step - if I really wanted to sell these bikes!

Wouldn't it make sense to order some % when IMS is making them for the original manufacturing process?

I don't know the numbers needed or sales lost, but seems to me an awful lot of guys looking at big bore bikes are scared off because of the lack of fuel cell options Husaberg has at this time.

All in all it seems a silly way to lose sales... If I were a desert rider or dual sport rider (that is to say, if I needed the range), I would hardly give Hberg a second thought.

Marketing, Merchandising, Sales, Whatever:
A sleek tank provides for improved appearance and initial ride impression over that of a more bulbous piece.

Fuel (lack of) only becomes a problem after the purchase.

In an effort to improve initial confidence it is reported that Harley Davidson once reduced the seat height of several models in an effort to make that first show room stride the clencher.

Ever notice how soft the spring rates are on a stock cruiser? Sure feels good when your not moving.

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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Lineaweaver wrote:
"Marketing, Merchandising, Sales, Whatever:..."

Oh snap! I hope I didn't get you started on those guys again!
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Originally Posted by HUSABOMBER
Lineaweaver wrote:
"Marketing, Merchandising, Sales, Whatever:..."

Oh snap! I hope I didn't get you started on those guys again!
Nah, happy to report all is good on this end.
LOL

Hope all is well with you and yours.

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Originally Posted by nsman
From these numbers we see that the cost of producing a production run of Berg tanks is viable as the cost of the start up is not a major consideration at this time as long as 750-1000 tanks could be sold in a business cycle. .What is not viable is production past the initial production run,and no doubt this is the major stumbling block at this time for the tank producers.
I lack the background and expertise to question any of your assumptions, but your statement about viability after the first production run seems misplaced to me. In my reading of the various posts on this topic both here and in past threads, I inferred that the major impediment to market entry for Clarke, IMS, et al was the upfront costs.

Is there more viability for a skilled and motivated enthusiast to do the initial design and testing and then sell that to the OEMs?
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Originally Posted by Satex
Originally Posted by nsman
Is there more viability for a skilled and motivated enthusiast to do the initial design and testing and then sell that to the OEMs?
Hi Satex,

If you need / want a larger Husaberg fuel tank your current options are to contract a fabricator or give it a go yourself.

Should the OEM like your design and feel such could prove profitable they will simply copy it without so much as a tossing a glance your direction. The same applies to the aftermarket.


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Hopefully it's just a matter of time before existing aftermarket gas tank fabricators like IMS & Clarke build extra capacity Husaberg tanks.

We might need to hold our breath for a little while as there might not be enough demand for extra capacity Husaberg tanks just yet but with new Husaberg bike sales growing it will hopefully be soon.
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