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post #41 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 09:25 AM
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I appreciate the updates, Chris..

Keeping the look is kind of the point for me. I'm not opposed to other looks, but it's hard to imagine liking one more.
It is after all a big reason as to why I'm so stuck on the bike in the first place..

For that matter, why are you not too hot on the idea of the classic shape tank? Just because of raising the costs?
It's all new tooling. The molds are half inch thick aluminum "boxes" that bolt together to make the shape of the product. Buying the aluminum is over 10k and then there's the CNC time to make the shapes. To spend time instead of money, I'll probably be the toolmaker: the one who installs the clamping system, dresses the flanges, installs the inserts' drill bushings, etc. I'm already going to be the CAD man. I did that for the MTS tank.

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Would wrap-able tanks be more realistic than paint-able? I have absolutely nothing against wraps. I think they can look fabulous.
I never did quite understand why wraps wouldn't work on your track tanks. Like, specifically why. I only ever heard that it wouldn't, but no one knew why. Expansion?

Might be a good time to go over why they can't be painted, and what you have in mind to fix it.
Any wrap will need to have vent holes in it. Just like when you'd see wraps (or large stickers) applied to off road bikes. Fuel vapor will eventually start bubbles. You probably could just pop them with an X-Acto knife. No one wants "probably" and additionally, no one is willing to experiment. If someone wants to try a wrap and has an S2R, I'll give them a MTT tank to test. Needs to be a commuter or frequent rider.

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post #42 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 09:53 PM
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Thanks. That actually explains a lot.

Well I do have an S2R, but I'm not sure I'm a frequent enough rider for your tests.

I'm in Seattle and waiting for the winter to go away.
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post #43 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 05:14 PM
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I'm Homer in SoCal
I want one for the additional range.
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post #44 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 09:42 PM
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I am also looking for a tank for my '02 S4. Count me in as well. Just let me know!
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post #45 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 07:01 AM
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Hi Chris and thread followers, any updates on your Monster tank replacement?
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post #46 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 04:07 PM
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Hi, looks like we're still waiting for more interest. Not enough people saying they want it.

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post #47 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 09:56 PM
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I would want classic style and paintability. Looks like those two things are just a dream at this point. :\

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post #48 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 02:58 PM
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Hey Chris,

I'm still interested in the tanks.
How many folks are interested now?
Any info on POD filtration?

Keep up the good work!
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I have someone local who can coat a tank interior, and a very tempting price on a new tank from Italy..
It's extra tempting as mine has a rock chip, a key gouge (harder to see) and a little point on the black stripe is showing paper at the front.. May have polished through.
So, it would take care of some cosmetic stuff in my head.

On the fence, as I know some still have tanks deform after caswell coating..
I would love to see this avenue prosper, but it feels a little like it's stalled.

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I have someone local who can coat a tank interior, and a very tempting price on a new tank from Italy..
It's extra tempting as mine has a rock chip, a key gouge (harder to see) and a little point on the black stripe is showing paper at the front.. May have polished through.
So, it would take care of some cosmetic stuff in my head.

On the fence, as I know some still have tanks deform after caswell coating..
I would love to see this avenue prosper, but it feels a little like it's stalled.

Rob.
unfortunately, i agree with the stall. i figured with as many people that have the same problem they would be lining up around the corner, but no such luck.

im going to send two steel tanks and one S4RS tank to Italy to see what i can have made...
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