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    Default Early CF tank on later 888 Frame

    Hi

    Found this beautiful early 91 CF NOS tank, and plan to use it for a 888R main frame/sp4-5 Alu rear frame..I wonder if a flip tank conversion / hinge of some sort has been thought out and done before, if yes it would likely be by some of you gents.
    (I will NOT consider cutting/converting the tank it self)

    The top side would also need some thinking as i don't have the holes for the tank stubs... i recon that the rubber blocks used on the steel tanks could be double sided...

    Should any one of you have a later 888 CF race tank as spare and would consider a trade, I'm interested.

    Br Stig
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    Yes. I have already done this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Yes. I have already done this.
    Thanks Jasper... just what i was looking for... looks great.

    How do you prevent rotation/lock the hinge when fliped up ?

    what have you done in the front end to lock the tank / sides ways ?

    Are you using the rubber straps to keep it down ?

    Chees

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    Hi,

    I have made an adjustable tank stay to keep it up. I have the corsa tank, so have the bands at the front. This is under the tank.
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    Very nice work Jasper-------

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    That looks neat mate, whats the material you've used to make the block for the tank to rest on at the rear mount ?

    Cheers , Adie

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    Hi Jasper,

    Is that the SP5 in its latest mode....looks cool..... , I like the fork leg adjusters on top of the Ohlins legs. Are the yokes magnesium...... ? like the airbox too mate , would that fit under a strada tank... ?

    Cheers ,adie

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    Strig

    I,m sure some suitably thick double sided tape under the tension from the fixing bolt will be enough to stop it rotatiing.............however if I was doing it the fixing tab would sit in a recess from the rotating block to stop it rotating (Plus the double sided tape). Still a nice idea though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adie851 View Post
    Hi Jasper,

    Is that the SP5 in its latest mode....looks cool..... , I like the fork leg adjusters on top of the Ohlins legs. Are the yokes magnesium...... ? like the airbox too mate , would that fit under a strada tank... ?

    Cheers ,adie

    Yes mate. Yokes are Mag. And airbox will fit under strada tank.

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