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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 3rd, 2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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The "Fuel Tank" issue is all too familiar and in need of it's own thread.

First:
Do you really believe the consumer has a say?
Remember for whom you are dealing.

Second:
I whined for nearly a decade before Husaberg decided to incorporate an FCR carburetor and Kokusan ignition.

Third:
Many of you have thought it a great idea for me to make components in order to bridge the gap. Now it is your turn to step up and make your fortune. LOL

Suggestions:
Use Carbon Fibre or better yet grind your own mold and manufacture a plastic unit.

For the record:
Generously paid well in advance I would possibly consider taking on such a daunting task this Fall.

Note:
Generously paid well in advance.

Been There / Done That.

Good Luck.

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Being involved in EBM ( Extrusion Blow Moulding) I have considered such.

Unfortunately, tank manufacture is more suited to rotary moulding and the less (more ?) complex to manufacture multi segment moulds that are required to accomodate all the mould release angles that a well designed ( read maximum space utilisation) tank requires.

I dont think anyone will make their fortune out of such an undertaking, given that all the companies with all the needed skills and equipment consider it unprofitable ie mould manafacture time/costs vs sales.

I thought by now an enteprising UHE member may have been selling REASONABLY PRICED alloy units ? or maybe even offering templates for such .
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Originally Posted by AUSBERG
Being involved in EBM ( Extrusion Blow Moulding) I have considered such.

Unfortunately, tank manufacture is more suited to rotary moulding and the less (more ?) complex to manufacture multi segment moulds that are required to accomodate all the mould release angles that a well designed ( read maximum space utilisation) tank requires.

I dont think anyone will make their fortune out of such an undertaking, given that all the companies with all the needed skills and equipment consider it unprofitable ie mould manafacture time/costs vs sales.

I thought by now an enteprising UHE member may have been selling REASONABLY PRICED alloy units ? or maybe even offering templates for such .

Hi AUSBERG,
Such is my point with exception of a reasonably priced hand built unit.

Hand built and reasonably priced rarely go together, least here in the states. Time being money and all.

Not an easy task hence my sarcastic remark regarding the making of ones fortune.

For what it may be worth:
The Highland twin has a five gallon fuel tank.

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i agree, i have the skills, accsesss to the equipment and the drive, just no time/ oportunity to do the project, if givven backing for it, i would LOVE to do something like that. but it takes time and money.
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Originally Posted by tinbanger
i agree, i have the skills, accsesss to the equipment and the drive, just no time/ oportunity to do the project, if givven backing for it, i would LOVE to do something like that. but it takes time and money.
Bingo!
Same reason Husaberg / KTM has not indulged the request.
BMG is a marketing organization. Development and manufacturing not being their forte.

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stir stir stir

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Originally Posted by Bobzilla
stir stir stir
Who, me? Never! LOL
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

Originally Posted by LINEAWEAVER
Originally Posted by Bobzilla
stir stir stir
Who, me? Never! LOL
Dale
or me??

this is a shameless bump and please take the poll , weather you want a bigger tank or not please just respond
of course you can all clam up and make me look like a fool,

wait I dont need your help
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

All understood, however Husaberg did have the drive some time back to take on such a project. Proof in point, the oversize tank for the pre 2000 models. Infact I still have one on the shelf!!!
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Re: Big Fuel Tank

I hate to be the one that says this,but if an entrepeneur was really serious about getting a large fuel tank made for a Berg and have any possibility of a reasonable return .The only real option is to burn up a few air miles and arrive in Taiwan or the ROC with a fuel tank under your arm.
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