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Long range tanks

Postby Stesjh » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Forgive for my ignorance but will a S3 long range tank fit in a S2?
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby al pushpak » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:58 pm

Hi, it can sometimes depend on what type of long range tank it is, I've got the 13 litre double cut out type in both my series 1's & although its a bit of a tight squeeze between the toolbox & the frame/seat arch they do fit, hope this helps ;)
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Scooterdude » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi, I know for a fact the steel 17 litre ones from cam lam wont fit series 2 but fit series 3.
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Toddy » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:13 pm

I have the SSP 13 litre ones in both my series 1’s
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Knowledge » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:42 pm

Scooterdude wrote:Hi, I know for a fact the steel 17 litre ones from cam lam wont fit series 2 but fit series 3.


Anyone with a 17 litre tank either has a very thirsty engine, or an arse made of steel.

I am at the age where I love a petrol stop, just so I stand-up for a bit. Ahh, that's better.
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Dibs/SFSC » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:53 pm

+1 and traffic lights!!!
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby martyn dwane » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:40 pm

Dibs/SFSC wrote:+1 and traffic lights!!!

GLAD ITS NOT JUST ME !
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Fast n Furious » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:21 pm

I need a ciggy and a cup of tea every 5 litres. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby corrado » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:33 am

Stesjh wrote:Forgive for my ignorance but will a S3 long range tank fit in a S2?


I've had issues in that respect, mainly caused by the little cups that the bottom rubbers are fitted into. I flattened them out to get one to fit.
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby bookertmgs1 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:23 pm

I bought a mid range one that is fixed to air scoop and seat bolts - no straps, after assurances from a dealer that it would fit a S2 no problem

It was powder coated so went straight ahead and had it stripped and sprayed. Rookie mistake - was nowhere near fitting.

Had to get the lip taken off the front of it and re-welded and then repainted. Even then it’s the tightest squeeze and only just fits with serious persuasion.

Had to come out after 2 years as one of the brackets had snapped due to vibration. Yet another painting session

No idea why they don’t make them 0.5 litre smaller so they fit easier. Far east pile of shit but far better than a standard tank and having to watch mileage like a hawk.

Next time it has to come out I’m chopping part of it off and getting it welded up. May be an odd shape after but at least it will fit
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby burnside » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:54 pm

Got an Oiltek midrange in my S2, bolted straight in no issues :)
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby CHRIS in MARGATE » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:00 am

Long range tank means less oil to carry to rallies up to 150 miles, for return journey.
Also easier if you end up strapping everything down and not being able to lift seat up.
Great for the long Sunday ride outs when you dont have to stop yo refill after 50-60 miles.
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby roli150lam » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:37 am

[quote="burnside"]Got an Oiltek midrange in my S2, bolted straight in no issues


Oiltek told me they don't make the midrange tank now.Too time consuming to fabricate compared to the 17litre version.
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby Stesjh » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:52 pm

Cheers all for the advice. It was a bit of a struggle but finally got it fitted
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Re: Long range tanks

Postby burnside » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:46 pm

roli150lam wrote:
burnside wrote:Got an Oiltek midrange in my S2, bolted straight in no issues


Oiltek told me they don't make the midrange tank now.Too time consuming to fabricate compared to the 17litre version.


Yes I heard that, shame as they are good tanks. A mate of mine took all the measurements and made a copy for another mate, I'll probably go down that route if I need another.
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