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Very nice!  Thanks for taking the time to post that review and install.  Looks great.  

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I was thinking about getting one for my trip through Central and South America. One thing I was worried was that the T7 is already a top heavy bike. I used to think it was just me who felt that way but I''ve found that others have complained about it too.  Nothing too bad, though. But you said that you haven't noticed it. Have you taken it off roading! I would it imagine that when you hit something a bit technical that is when you'll notice it the most.

 

I really dislike the cap (no lock) and the hose coming out. Looks too ugly in my opinion. Where does that hose go to? Does it go to the charcoal canister? If not, is there a nipple at the bottom for the hose that goes to the canister?

 

And lastly, another reason I may not get it is because of the shape. It seems that carrying a tank bag won't work. Have you tried putting one on? I would imagine that it would keep sliding downward towards the seat. 

 

If they came out with a lockable cap and removed the hose, I would be a lot more likely to buy one. 
 

Would love to hear you thoughts.

 

Oh one more thing. I noticed that some of your pictures are not loading correctly. Try changing the file name or change the format. Typically that solves the problem. 

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32 minutes ago, Yasenia said:

I was thinking about getting one for my trip through Central and South America. One thing I was worried was that the T7 is already a top heavy bike. I used to think it was just me who felt that way but I''ve found that others have complained about it too.  Nothing too bad, though. But you said that you haven't noticed it. Have you taken it off roading! I would it imagine that when you hit something a bit technical that is when you'll notice it the most.

 

I really dislike the cap (no lock) and the hose coming out. Looks too ugly in my opinion. Where does that hose go to? Does it go to the charcoal canister? If not, is there a nipple at the bottom for the hose that goes to the canister?

 

And lastly, another reason I may not get it is because of the shape. It seems that carrying a tank bag won't work. Have you tried putting one on? I would imagine that it would keep sliding downward towards the seat. 

 

If they came out with a lockable cap and removed the hose, I would be a lot more likely to buy one. 
 

Would love to hear you thoughts.

 

Oh one more thing. I noticed that some of your pictures are not loading correctly. Try changing the file name or change the format. Typically that solves the problem. 

Great questions, 

I have taken it offroad quite a bit, (not just a gravel road. Hard fast double track roads) however as soon as I get to the trails around me I’m right at the same weight as I would be when full with the stock tank, therefore I don’t notice it *as much*, but I will bring some extra with me next time just to see if it’s bad, I do stand and sit fairly equally off-road so I may have a different feel for the bike, and I’m tall anyways. 
the fuel hose on the cap does go to the charcoal canister and if you deleted that then I would think you can just to those small flush mount vents for dirt bikes. It may leak when on its side of course but, that’s a trade off. 
i am looking into the tank bags, I would think a smaller one would fit behind the gas cap rather than on it like most stock tank set ups. 
Acerbis does make a lockable cap for this but I have not ordered one, I may soon. 
 

i will try the pic update! I’ll see if I can add them on mobile as well. 
thanks! 

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54 minutes ago, RagingBullFish said:

Great questions, 

I have taken it offroad quite a bit, (not just a gravel road. Hard fast double track roads) however as soon as I get to the trails around me I’m right at the same weight as I would be when full with the stock tank, therefore I don’t notice it *as much*, but I will bring some extra with me next time just to see if it’s bad, I do stand and sit fairly equally off-road so I may have a different feel for the bike, and I’m tall anyways. 
the fuel hose on the cap does go to the charcoal canister and if you deleted that then I would think you can just to those small flush mount vents for dirt bikes. It may leak when on its side of course but, that’s a trade off. 
i am looking into the tank bags, I would think a smaller one would fit behind the gas cap rather than on it like most stock tank set ups. 
Acerbis does make a lockable cap for this but I have not ordered one, I may soon. 
 

i will try the pic update! I’ll see if I can add them on mobile as well. 
thanks! 

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Yeah, I figured that if anything was going to fit there it would be a small tank. I carry one of my T7, not large nor small just the right size.

 

I didn't know that they make a lockable cap. I am from the 80's, back the when people didn't like someone they would put sugar in the gas tank. Supposedly that would ruin the engine. Either that or people stole your fuel.

 

I noticed that you have the top and bottom crash bars, like I do. But mine are made SRC. After spending lots of hours looking at crash bars I sound a video of a guy riding a T7 and having a real bad crash while off roading. The bike almost flip over. And when they looked at the damage all the damage was to the crash bars and none to the bike, except for the hand guards and some to the mirror. Impressive.

 

May I suggest something. Installing some sliders. It seems that no one thinks about it, but it really can save your crash bars. Sliders are easy and cheap to replace, crash bars are not. I have two on each side of my crash bars and want to get a couple more in each side.

 

They come in different shapes and colors. I don't like the round ones., but different strokes for different folks. Some say "Tenere" on them. Totally worth in my opinion.
 

I have been riding for 34 years and I have never crashed or fallen off a bike (most likely that will change as this is my first off roading bike). I dropped a bike one, which is this one. I got on it and pulled it up a bit to hard and it went over too far to the other side. It got to the point where I stopped it from falling but I didn't have the body strength to pull it back up. So with all the love and care in the world ai laid it down as softly as I could. The slider took all the damage. It worked! (See foto). That could had been scratches on the bars. 

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38 minutes ago, Yasenia said:

Yeah, I figured that if anything was going to fit there it would be a small tank. I carry one of my T7, not large nor small just the right size.

 

I didn't know that they make a lockable cap. I am from the 80's, back the when people didn't like someone they would put sugar in the gas tank. Supposedly that would ruin the engine. Either that or people stole your fuel.

 

I noticed that you have the top and bottom crash bars, like I do. But mine are made SRC. After spending lots of hours looking at crash bars I sound a video of a guy riding a T7 and having a real bad crash while off roading. The bike almost flip over. And when they looked at the damage all the damage was to the crash bars and none to the bike, except for the hand guards and some to the mirror. Impressive.

 

May I suggest something. Installing some sliders. It seems that no one thinks about it, but it really can save your crash bars. Sliders are easy and cheap to replace, crash bars are not. I have two on each side of my crash bars and want to get a couple more in each side.

 

They come in different shapes and colors. I don't like the round ones., but different strokes for different folks. Some say "Tenere" on them. Totally worth in my opinion.
 

I have been riding for 34 years and I have never crashed or fallen off a bike (most likely that will change as this is my first off roading bike). I dropped a bike one, which is this one. I got on it and pulled it up a bit to hard and it went over too far to the other side. It got to the point where I stopped it from falling but I didn't have the body strength to pull it back up. So with all the love and care in the world ai laid it down as softly as I could. The slider took all the damage. It worked! (See foto). That could had been scratches on the bars. 

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Great suggestion! I am most likely going to get fork sliders as well, I’ll look for some that I can fit on the touratech pieces. 
i would most likely these days someone would just steal fuel from the bike but I rarely leave it outside except to run in a store or something, but I’ll look into it more  

 

I’m more of a tail bag kind of guy and junk in my jacket pockets rather than tank bags but to each their own! 
careful out there!

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9 minutes ago, RagingBullFish said:

Great suggestion! I am most likely going to get fork sliders as well, I’ll look for some that I can fit on the touratech pieces. 
i would most likely these days someone would just steal fuel from the bike but I rarely leave it outside except to run in a store or something, but I’ll look into it more  

 

I’m more of a tail bag kind of guy and junk in my jacket pockets rather than tank bags but to each their own! 
careful out there!

Gotcha! I do like tank bags. They make it very convenient to carry stuff. Like when I do a quick stop at a store to get a soda or anything else. It's amazing how much I can fit in it and it's not that big. When I am not traveling and don't have someone with me I do carry it on the back seat. But when I travel the back has all my gear and the tank bag is so helpful to carry to small stuff that I need the most, like purse, sunblock, and anything else I need quick access to.

 

You too, be safe out there! It's a jungle! ✌️

 

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Here's the Acerbis locking gas cap. I used one on my DR650's Acerbis and IMS tanks because it vents and allows a tank bag to sit on top of it. The cap can be used with or without locking, and I never locked mine. If you get one of these, be sure and do the simple venting aid mod detailed on the hyperlink just below the picture in the ad. 

 

 

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In case one day you want to take a short day trip and want to leave the panniers at home, here is one interesting tank bag.
 

It is made by Giant Loop and it comes in two versions depending the capacity you want. The Fandango model is the larger of the two at 8 tr, and the Diablo is smaller model at 6 Ir. It looks like they are easy to remove to refuel or to carry it away when you stop somewhere and want to take it. 
 

It's water proof so no need to stop to cover it with a waterproof cover. Like I have to do with my current tank bag. The only problem I see is the price. The Diablo is 250 US dollars and the Fandango 260. Not cheap but innovation and convenience has it's price. Oh and the 8 Ir looks really tall, I wonder if it blocks to instrument panel. I have a phone holder on my handlebars, this tank might block it.

 

I believe that the one in the pictures is the Fandango.

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56 minutes ago, Yasenia said:

In case one day you want to take a short day trip and want to leave the panniers at home, here is one interesting tank bag.
 

It is made by Giant Loop and it comes in two versions depending the capacity you want. The Fandango model is the larger of the two at 8 tr, and the Diablo is smaller model at 6 Ir. It looks like they are easy to remove to refuel or to carry it away when you stop somewhere and want to take it. 
 

It's water proof so no need to stop to cover it with a waterproof cover. Like I have to do with my current tank bag. The only problem I see is the price. The Diablo is 250 US dollars and the Fandango 260. Not cheap but innovation and convenience has it's price. Oh and the 8 Ir looks really tall, I wonder if it blocks to instrument panel. I have a phone holder on my handlebars, this tank might block it.

 

I believe that the one in the pictures is the Fandango.

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Thanks for that! GL makes good stuff, definitely worth looking into!

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Have a look at sw-motech tank bags. They have 3 waterproof types, and cheaper.


Im offiziellen Online Shop von SW-MOTECH erwerben Sie hochwertiges Motorradzubehör aus den Bereichen Gepäck...

I have an older version of the Yukon with straps for years. Waterproof , A4 size top for maps and fits on the T700.

 

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Hi from Italy,

I installed the acerbis tank too, and I removed the carbon choke filter (and interconnect the two hoose on the intakes).

 

For me is perfect !

 

Full view :

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Parallel with another T7:

 

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Right view:

 

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Start motor without the choke filter:

 

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Update, I got a new set of tank graphics, fits fairly well, not as great as stock of course but looks decent!

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8 hours ago, 365moto.eu said:

Hi from Italy,

I installed the acerbis tank too, and I removed the carbon choke filter (and interconnect the two hoose on the intakes).

 

For me is perfect !

 

Full view :

visione sul opnte 3.jpg

 

Parallel with another T7:

 

parallelo con Luca.jpg

 

Right view:

 

visione sul ponte2.jpg

 

Start motor without the choke filter:

 

mot.avviamento.jpg

Did you remove the carbon canister because you were having problems starting the bike? I ask because some have experienced hot start problems and in many cases it was associated with the carbon canister causing vapor lock due to over saturation. My bike was in the shop for about a month and a half due to this problem. Even though mine gave me problems, I had it reinstated and so far it has not given me any problems again.

 

It lso sounds like you got rid of the overflow drain hose that went out of the canister to the bottom of the bike. If you drop your bike, can the fuel travel down the hose and into the carb bodies? Which could cause  flooding and hard starts. Does this tank come with a rollover valve? 

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My 23 liter Acerbis arrived today, perfect timing to coincide with my 8,000 mile service since I already had the stock tank off.

 

Just finished up installation but no chance to ride it yet. Wonder if anyone else had trouble getting their large front OEM side panels installed with the Acerbis tank? The thick weather-stripping type foam rubber strips inside the back edge of each panel made fitment a bear with the Acerbis tank; thought of pulling off the foam strips but I made it work.

 

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I pulled the foam strips off mine.

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2 hours ago, jdub53 said:

My 23 liter Acerbis arrived today, perfect timing to coincide with my 8,000 mile service since I already had the stock tank off.

 

Just finished up installation but no chance to ride it yet. Wonder if anyone else had trouble getting their large front OEM side panels installed with the Acerbis tank? The thick weather-stripping type foam rubber strips inside the back edge of each panel made fitment a bear with the Acerbis tank; thought of pulling off the foam strips but I made it work.

 

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I also took those foam pieces off, I kept them just in case, the rubber on the frame at the bottom was also tight, but it fit 

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12 hours ago, Yasenia said:

Did you remove the carbon canister because you were having problems starting the bike? I ask because some have experienced hot start problems and in many cases it was associated with the carbon canister causing vapor lock due to over saturation. My bike was in the shop for about a month and a half due to this problem. Even though mine gave me problems, I had it reinstated and so far it has not given me any problems again.

 

It lso sounds like you got rid of the overflow drain hose that went out of the canister to the bottom of the bike. If you drop your bike, can the fuel travel down the hose and into the carb bodies? Which could cause  flooding and hard starts. Does this tank come with a rollover valve? 

I remove it because I lightweight the bike. No problem with cold or hot starts.

The drain hose has been removed (now I have a simple short pipe of 4 cm).

I still haven't dropped the bike down, so I can't tell you if the petrol exits from the hose...but I think the valve on the top of my little hose is ok.

I'll post some more photos.

 

Here some petrol trace on the side of the ank, due to the untightened cap (no problem with the hose):

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Here a complete side view:

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Mine arrived in the mail today. Looks like a bit of work for the weekend.

AUD $700  ( $480 USD )

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Took my T7 with newly installed Acerbis 23 liter tank off my maintenance stand today, only to discover that the Barkbuster clamps on each side of the handlebars contacted the tank before full lock was achieved in each direction. Bummer.

 

Because my handlebars are already set up perfectly for me, I had to instead loosen and rotate both Barkbusters way down from their normal level aluminum backbone position to keep their clamps from contacting the Acerbis tank at full lock. 

 

I consider this just a temporary fix, and will either modify or replace the Barkbusters so my hand guards are again positioned correctly. Anyone else had to deal with this Acerbis/ Barkbuster conflict?

 

With the Barkbusters normally positioned and the Acerbis tank installed:

 

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My barkbusters clear my acerbis tank ok. Just rotate the handlebars forward a tiny amount. 

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Tank fitted up today. 

Barkbusters clear OK.

Rally Moto steering damper adjusting knob rubs on the front of the tank. I had to file it a bit to clear.

 

The worst of it was taking the fuel pump out of the original tank. OMG the rust and sludge!! It loos like I have had some seriously bad fuel contaminated with water. ( pcs to follow later in the week )

 

I do have one concern; the orientation of the Acerbis supplied check valve. The instructions clearly state to install it facing up.  Am I missing something but in that orientation the tank will pressurise and not vent. I confirmed this by sucking the clear tube. If I blow ( as in a tank vapour pressure ) the check valve closes.

Can anyone confirm the correct orientation?

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7 minutes ago, Rider 101 said:

It loos like I have had some seriously bad fuel contaminated with water.

E10? Typical results for using that crap.

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28 minutes ago, Ray Ride4life said:

E10? Typical results for using that crap.

Definitely not E10; perish the thought. 98 or at worst 95 RON

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View of fuel pump hole.

View through fuel pump hole to underside of filler neck.

 

 

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