How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby Mackie » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:12 pm

05 fuel sensor functions properly on the 08 tank, so I would imagine that 06 will be compatible with the 07, as it should be virtually the same.
Anyway, when the 05/06 fuel tank gives you a range of around 80miles...07/08 tank gives you 130miles on average..simple
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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby nitro450exp » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:28 am

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby nitro450exp » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:57 am

Got my black 07 tank today.
Got my 2K paint yesterday.
Inner shields arrived Monday.

waiting for fuel sensor and 07 Pump.

Then the fun begins.

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby Tyler Durden » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:48 pm

I'm going to be doing this mod in a few days. Here's the tank I have bought from eBay. Can you tell me whether I have to worry about the fuel low level sensor or is it there?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KTM-SUPERDUK ... 2426356815

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby Tyler Durden » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 am

Not sure why my experience was different to the original poster, but during my swap I didn't have to move any electrics at all. I also used a straight piece of pipe.

Here is what I now have under my seat.
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The only thing I did have to alter was the clutch side inner fairing. That need grinding down to allow it to be fitted around the new tank.
I also had to engineer a blanking cap for the fuel sender unit on the new tank. This I did with a cardboard template, some sheet aluminium, a bicycle inner tube (as a gasket) and red rubber grease to help seal. I plan to check this periodically to make sure it's holding, but I think it will be fine.

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby jambox » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:38 pm

Well done for doing it. It's a worthwhile mod

How does the seat fit with that extra hose? Does it contact at all?
05/06 SD, too raw for the journos!

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby Tyler Durden » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:28 am

The seat fits just fine, but since fitting this I have suffered fuel starvation and I have put it down to the bend radius of the fuel pipe being too small.
I have now put the fuel pump back round the same way as it was and it still fits just fine.
I am beginning to think that the new tank is not in fact the newer larger one, despite the seller saying it was from a 2008 bike. I'm confused as the new tank has the hole for the fuel sensor that I have had to blank off, but it fits the same as the old tank.
I have recently run out of petrol and only managed to get 16 litres of fuel in the tank....., I think this newer tank is some kind of hybrid that is the size of the older tank but has the fuel sensor fitted.

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Re: How to Fit a 07 Tank to a 06 SD

Postby nampus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:21 pm

The tank in the eBay link you posted is a small 05/06 tank. The 07+ tank is more angular:
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This is a nice side-by-side shot:
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