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Old 04-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #75436
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I have used the IMS for my 2008 DR sine it was new with no complaints at all. In fact it seems to have stretched out to a little more than 5 gallons. I would chooose only based which one you think looks the part on the DR. I do like the angular lines of the Acerbis, but the IMS looks smaller to me. I have never needed more fuel than the IMS provided and actually would not want a tank that held another gallon or so for the extra size it would impose, unless I lived in Australia.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #75437
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Wish it had the brass inserts for petcock screws like the IMS instead of forcing screws into plastic - seems like they cheaped out there.
7,100 miles so far. No issues.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #75438
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How are the mid 90's DR 650 for reliability. I am looking at what i think is a 1995 DR 650 at a local auction and might bid on it. Looks decent and seems to be ussable know or with a little TLC. Has about 5000 miles on it.

I had a xr 650 L and currently have a XR 400. Thought i might try another large dual sport to scew around on and electric start is nice for following the kids around trail with lots of starts and stops.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #75439
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How are the mid 90's DR 650 for reliability. I am looking at what i think is a 1995 DR 650 at a local auction and might bid on it. Looks decent and seems to be ussable know or with a little TLC. Has about 5000 miles on it.
Any DR from 95 back is whole different animal from 96 onwards. Not necessarily a bad bike, but it does have a balancer chain and a few other things to worry about which the newer ones do not. Pre 96 is a bit heavier, and does not have the reams of accessories you can find for the later ones.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #75440
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The Acerbis is said to be of better quality and fit.
That's hearsay..........
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #75441
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That's heresy..........
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I have had my IMS for 10K now. Fit was spot on. Only problem I had is when they started using ethanol the rubber in the gas cap came apart. Called them...they sent a new one in 2 days. I even use the IMS petcock with no problems. I have the clear one and it has stained a little where my knees rub it. It is a DR- not a show bike.

I will say I like the look/lines of the Acerbis better- but I think it looks huge on the DR.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #75442
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IMS VS Acerbis

I have tried both and they both have there issuies but i finally went with the Acerbis.

IMS pros and cons
. smooth finish that cleans up easy with a magic eraser
. the natural color quickly went brown in 3 months
. I really had to push it towards the neck to get the mount bolts to go in without cross threading
. cap threads on easier
. pet cock sets more inboard
. comes with black fuel line
. seams are hidden on bottom/inside of tank so they are not visible
. brass inserts for petcock mounting screws
. seat concepts seat fits perfectly

Acerbis pros and cons
. little more fuel capacity
. texured finish is a little harder to clean even with magic eraser
. the tank seams are facing outwards and they were a little rough for my liking so I smoothed the seams out with a file
. mounts up with no drama and the bolts align easily
. hardware is slightly better
. appears larger than the IMS tank
. petcock is placed further out on the tank, and while it doesnt appear it will contact the ground in a tip over it does make me wonder
. I like the angular lines vs the rounded lines of the IMS (personal preferance)
. comes with clear/pink fuel line
. petcock screws thread into plastic. mine threaded up solid but i think you need to be somewhat careful not to strip the plastic holes out
. my seatconcepts seat does leave a slight gap


bottom line both are good tanks, it just boils down to looks and if you want the ever so slight amont of more fuel. I think mine has now swelled as I can get 5.4 gallons in the acerbis.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #75443
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I'm looking at upgrading the rear shock to something that actually works.

I would love to get a cogent rear rebuild but money is a bit tight. I've noticed on Procycles webiste I could buy the Race Tech Rear Shock Gold Valve kit for $159.95 plus delivery.

I'm sure cogent would be the best, but would this be a decent upgrade for the rear shock in comparison to the poor performing stock shock??

What ever you do, get something with rebound adjustment. I know guys that paid $700 for a shock without compression or rebound damping and no external reservoir.

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heresy

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It is a DR- not a show bike.



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Old 04-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #75444
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.......but I think it looks huge on the DR.
My tank makes my butt look fat.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:29 AM   #75445
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Is the balancer chain simular to a timing chain, and is it a major PIA if it needsto be replaced, and dose it destroy the motor if it goes south fast. Even if the engine is toast i might get it to build a hybrid bike any way, but i would have to get it dirt cheap for that. I still need to confirm it has a valid street title ect... Might even be able to see it run. More research tonight, its only 1/4 mile from my house.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #75446
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dr 650 side covers

Anyone know where to buy side covers at the best price?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #75447
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Thanks everyone! I just ordered the Acerbis tank from justgastanks.com They have a coupon code for ADVRiders that saved me $14.00 and free shipping.

Can't wait to install it so I don't have to worry about finding gas out in the sticks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #75448
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Acerbis vs Stock Tank Weight

Wondering who has weighed them and if there is much difference.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #75449
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Wondering who has weighed them and if there is much difference.
It is a DR
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #75450
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My tank makes my butt look fat.
Funny, my butt makes my tank look small....
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