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If everyone has not had a chance to see the aluminum fuel cell yet, check out the thread about the one I made for my R1 project. If you have seen it already, then you had a look at what the regular aluminum fuel cell is going to look like for the raptor 700.

The new tank will hold 4 gallons of fuel in it with the pump in. If you want the 5 gallon tank it will require the use of the external pump and eliminate the internal pump. This tank does fit under the stock plastics and does not require to change any other part of the bike such as steering stem. If you buy the 4 gallon tank and use the stock fuel pump, yes the fuel light still works. If you buy the 5 gallon tank, we are working on the fuel light situation.

I met with the machine shop that is going to be making my filler necks that are to be welded to the tank to take place for the stock filler cap. I have worked out a deal to have them cut 45 of them. Here is the problem though. If I only have him make up to 5 of them the cost will make the sale of the tank $575 + shipping. If I can get enough orders to cover at least 35 of them, then I will be able to cover the cost for the last 10. If I can also get the first 35 sold then the cost for them will only be $500 + shipping. Any thing over the 35, the cost drops to $450 + shipping. The welding shop said if I can sell 60 or more of them the cost will go to $400 + shipping.

I will make three to start with. One for my red raptor, and the other two will go to two certain individuals for testing and reviews. All of the pictures and reviews will be posted for all to see.

So here is what I propose, I had two thoughts on this.

1. Do a group buy and make the list for 35 tanks, that way we can get the cost down from get go. I will put this same thread in all five of the forums. This way we can hope to get them filled right away. So if I do a group buy the price will be $500 +shipping. If the list goes over and the price drops, if you paid more than $450 you will be reimbursed the $50 unless you want it put towards the shipping.

2. Do a list and you pay what you pay. If you are the first on the list you pay $575 + shipping, and if you are the 36th on the list you pay $450 + shipping.

Me personally, I would like to do a group by of 45, get the cost down and we all get great tanks cheaper.

There will be a $200 deposit for the tanks. This is mandated by the welder so he can order in supplies. Forms of payment that are excepted will be paypal(you also pay fees), money order, and bank check. We might even be able to use credit cards if there is enough guys.

I will start taking names for tanks right now, but I will not be taking deposits until Friday June 20th. If you would like to pay in full you can

For those who do not usually buy after market parts like this, this pricing is for the tank only. If you would like a complete setup, I will accommodate those orders but you will have to pay for the added parts and labor that are required.

Paypal is [email protected]

Mail in is:
Rich Wilkins
P.O. Box 201
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Name / deposit / paid in full / shipped / site

1. POUNDSAND / yes / yes / no / Raptor Refuge
2. fire raptor / no / no / no / Raptor forum
3. fire raptor / no / no / no / Raptor Source (he wants 2 of them)
4. high octane junkie / no / no / no / Raptor Refuge
5. SEVEN00 / no / no / no / Modded Raptor
6. james04 / yes / yes / no / Raptor forum
7. dynomite / yes / yes / no / Raptor Refuge
8. BajaBird / no / no / no / Raptor Forum
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whats the capacity?
 

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Any pics with the plastic on?
+1 As I said on Raptor-Refuge, I may be interested in one of your tanks when I see how the plastic fits! I guess it is a wait and see thing, now!!!

Thank you Rich, for bringing this Group Buy to the Modded-Raptor, also!
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Additionally Rich, isn't the above pictures of the R1 Raptor prototype tank and not pictures of the regularily inspired Raptor prototype, tank?

IF SO, DO YOU HAVE PHOTO'S OF IT?
 

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nice as hell rich! i dont really need one but if i had the $ i'd get one just to have the extra bling =)
I'll hook you up buddy!!!!
You know I take care of ya!!!
 

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+1 As I said on Raptor-Refuge, I may be interested in one of your tanks when I see how the plastic fits! I guess it is a wait and see thing, now!!!

Thank you Rich, for bringing this Group Buy to the Modded-Raptor, also!
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Additionally Rich, isn't the above pictures of the R1 Raptor prototype tank and not pictures of the regularily inspired Raptor prototype, tank?

IF SO, DO YOU HAVE PHOTO'S OF IT?
You are right, the pictures are of the R1 tank I made. The Raptor tank will be close to it but have the raptor filler neck, and use the raptor pump. As we all know the raptor motor is higher in the rear than the R1 so the raptor tank will not have the big fuel well in the back.

I will be posting pictures of the Raptor tank soon. We are finishing setting up the jig and the assembly table.
 

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I was working with the CNC guys and the shop I am going to be mass manufacturing these from today and we should have all of the proper photos and information soon to answer every question that anybody might have. We are actually looking into having a unvailing of the tank also that we will be inviting all local guys to come if they would like and check out the tank. I will put up the proper invite when it is scheduled. As for the list, the people on the list will be the first to get there tanks shipped out. Then the local guys who show up will get a chance to buy one. After that it will be a first com first serve basis, unless you have talked with me directly and set up other arrangements. All dealers and distributors should contact me in advance to place orders.
 

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Just for everyones information we got in the first set of filler necks today. They will be welded into the tanks to accept the stock or after market caps we all have.
 

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I heard via grapevine that you will be ready to take payment for the fuel cell this Fri (July 11) :hyper:

All I need to know is how you would like payment and how much total will be to 93291. :thumb:
 

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Here is a great shot showing the plastics fit over the tank. The only difference is the tanks I am selling will have the regular filler neck.

 

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I heard via grapevine that you will be ready to take payment for the fuel cell this Fri (July 11) :hyper:

All I need to know is how you would like payment and how much total will be to 93291. :thumb:
That is correct I am taking deposites or full payments starting this friday.
The cost is $575 because I only got 14 orders from the forums and it has already cost me $3100 just for the filler necks from the machine shop, $6000 in material and a ridiculous amount to the guys at the shop for all of the prep time and R&D time. If I can get my 50 orders they will only cost $450 and maybe I can get that down to even in the three hundreds if I can get t the 100 mark.
 

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PM me and we can work something out.
 
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