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Old 12-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #58381
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Answers to this question will be very subjective.

The two most popular choices are the 6.6 gallong Safari and the 4.9 gallong IMS. In terms of quality, both are very good. The $250 IMS will take you roughly 250 miles between fill-ups. The Safari costs $600 and should take you about 330 miles. In my subjective opinion, the IMS tank is better value for money, and that's why I bought it. Been very happy with mine so far.

The Clarke doesn't hold much more fuel than the OEM tank, so I don't see the point in wasting my money on it (unless you just want a plastic tank rather than steel). Acerbis is coming out with a tank to fit the 2nd generation DR, but I'm not sure if it's been released yet. If it has, I haven't seen any posts on it yet, let alone any news of anyone here buying one yet. A few people have made custom brackets to mount the old Acerbis tank on their DR (the one they sold for the pre-'96 DR... cause it's not made specifically for the post-'96 model), but that seems like a lot of unnecessary work to me.


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Which after market tank should I go with? Clarke, IMS, Acerbis, Clarke...
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #58382
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I knew you'd have a pic. Man, you hit that thing dead center on the front corner of that bracket.

Bring it over and I'll weld a knob on there so you can twist it out. Oh, wait.......
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #58383
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Anybody running an IMS tank with the Pingel petcock? Just got the tank for christmas and am wanting to upgrade the petcock on install. Was wanting to make sure It's a direct bolt in with no modifications?
Not a direct bolt on but simple enough to make fit. You have to ovalize the hole in the tank a little bit.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:44 PM   #58384
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Which after market tank should I go with? Clarke, IMS, Acerbis, Clarke...

I would hold out for the new Acerbis 6.6 coming soon.......

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:45 PM   #58385
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Not a direct bolt on but simple enough to make fit. You have to ovalize the hole in the tank a little bit.
And the filters? Which do you advise?

Humerous your the 1st to answer, as I'll be ordering from you.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #58386
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:19 PM   #58387
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very nice.
perfect middle for those who need more than 5g ims and don't want to go supper tanker safari

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I would hold out for the new Acerbis 6.6 coming soon.......

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:23 PM   #58388
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Wow, you guys broke everything.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #58389
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Acerbis Tank

Anyone know when the new Acerbis is comoing out?
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:33 AM   #58390
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Wow, you guys broke everything.
Woody also blew a fork seal...
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:04 AM   #58391
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Woody also blew a fork seal...
It's boring when nowt goes wrong love it guys , went out yesterday had a little lie down in the mud and snapped me starter button off
No pics of the bike !!!! my riding buds only pointed the cameras at me


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Old 12-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #58392
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Is this just a Gasket Leak?

I peeked up under my oversize tank and saw this surprise last night. What is going on here?

https://picasaweb.google.com/northwe...55211342961762

Didn't notice anything last time I rode it and you can see that it never even dripped down the motor so the volume is low.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:59 AM   #58393
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Anyone interested in watching me drop my DR like a million times, after I wander a little bit and end up stuck with road tires?

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:03 AM   #58394
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So got the fmf system on today and the tm40 installed. Used high temp silicon, and let sit for 2 days. Anyone else have serious smoke and stink coming from the joint between the header and pipe when they installed this? is it normal? Also having trouble idling with the tm40. Off choke I get a little pop and it dies. Off idle she rocks now. Didn't let her warm up too much as the stink and smoke spooked me. Ideas



Thanks john
Welcome to the world of jetting DR650 carbs,many,many posts on here about how to jet these things.The smoke should back off after a short ride.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #58395
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And the filters? Which do you advise?

Humerous your the 1st to answer, as I'll be ordering from you.
My Pingle took about 5 minutes to put on. Quality piece.

I use a straight in-line fuel filter

Don't order from ProCycle! - They take like a whole five minutes to get the part in the mail!
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