Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
Keep in mind the xrl is a TALL bike that carries its fuel load high, that 5.8 tank is going to make your bike feel ungodly top-heavy. I'm running an IMS 4.7 gallon according to the previous owner, and even with my bike professionally lowered/resprung/revalved, and me being 6'3", my bike is still too tall and top heavy with the big tank on it. I would NEVER put a 5.8 on unless I was going on an intercontinental adventure ride. You'll never need that much fuel, and the weight and size destroys the handling and fun factor of the xrl off road.
Might as well just pick up a KLR instead
My next tank will be a 4 gallon......and thats what I would recommend for you as well
Sierra Thumper, I have a 4.0 gal clark tank. I traded a 5.8 tank for it last year. When I traded for the tank I was told it was 4.7 But it wasn't. Maybe you would like to trade your 4.7gal for my 4.0gal tank? We could just pay for shipping for our own tanks. Pm if you want to trade. Ben