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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:22 am|| |
- grisoinginlisbon wrote:
- Hello all,
1st post here on the forum. After months tinkering with the idea to do a complete aesthetic overhaul of my GRiSO 1100, and having decided on DIY, doubts start to acumulate.
I would very much like to build a classically styled metal tank with improved capacity, but as I see from the photos (thanks man!) I understand that replicating the 3D shape of the underside would be a nightmare, and without the wings capacity can only grow up...like blocking-the-view-from-the-road up. So for now I'm going with painting...
Does anyone know what is the tank made of? I'd hate to paint/lacquer it with the wrong materials and discover a few weeks later by having bubbles creeping in or paint flaking off.
Thanks for thy wisdom!
It's certainly made of plastic, of what type would be difficult to determine, but I can't see a problem with paints used on any other plastic body parts.
Problems with plastic tanks are usually caused by what's inside them not external issues.
The GRiSO 1100 ahs a range of around 160/170 miles which ain't bad. I have ridden all over Europe on bikes with a similar range with no problems. I would have thought anyone travelling off the beaten track the answer is to carry extra fuel on a rack or panniers.
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:35 pm|| |
- MrGPz wrote:
- Right, found a tank on Ebay, it's on its way, by the time it gets here it'll be late Jan i expect.
Still have to see if the plastic is able to be welded? anyone have first hand knowledge?
The tank is made from Nylon 6 - there will be a mark PA 6 somewhere on the underside, which is definitely weldable
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:59 am|| |
We have 3D printers these days. Someone could print a fuel tank.
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:10 am|| |
I've explored that. It's not that simple.
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:45 am|| |
For my trip to the Arctic Circle it was over 400 km between gas stops. I extended the range by strapping a 1 gallon plastic tank on each side.
The weight was taken by a simple sheet metal plate held with worm drive clips to the foot-peg but they were strapped to the saddle-bags with a Rok strap
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 am|| |
Any pictures to illustrate ?
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Tue May 21, 2019 10:13 pm|| |
Would this sort of tank fit in the wings. About 1.7 liters I think.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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|Subject: Re: GRiSO with stand alone gas tank Tue May 21, 2019 11:53 pm|| |
If only for one off trips, use a fuel bladder. A couple of these 6L ones tied to the outside of your gear would probably be as safe as a rigid plastic one. Unless you backpack them...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]