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Old 03-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #7096
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I just got me a 5.3 gal tank
Now I can go farther than a KLR!
I saw that thing on there. Neat piece of vintage kit. Looks much nicer than the Clarke one and the stickers are really cool. Congrats on that score!
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:02 AM   #7097
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I just got me a 5.3 gal tank

Saw that on ebay. Figure I would get in a bidding war with someone on here for it. Plus I just bought a new to me truck and I am fixing that up and didn't want to spend the money. Looks cool though. Glad you got it.

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I kept bidding more and more and the reserve was never met, so I said fuck it! I'll just pay price the before someone else does. A Clarke is 4.3 gal. and this Acerbis is 5.3 I don't think my ass can handle it on the street but pretty much I pay $100 more for a gal and its a NEW gas tank from the 80s . I cant find anything on the web like it
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #7098
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I kept bidding more and more and the reserve was never met, so I said fuck it! I'll just pay price the before someone else does. A Clarke is 4.3 gal. and this Acerbis is 5.3 I don't think my ass can handle it on the street but pretty much I pay $100 more for a gal and its a NEW gas tank from the 80s . I cant find anything on the web like it
I'm always trying to buy an NOS 86 tank for my bike, so I routinly search ebay for XL tanks, but I never saw one of those before. A very cool find indeed, the "desert" decals really make it and Acerbis is a good brand. All around a hot piece of old XL bling. If it were white instead of red I might have went after it myself.

Make sure to do a little write up and take some pics of the install.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #7099
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I tried to search and find some info, but to no luck. I was wondering what the difference is in XL600 and XL600R, or if there is a difference? I started reading on one site where someone asked, and it started saying the XLR had 43hp, and the XL had 34... but then... they started saying how it had four cylinders, so I stopped reading; stupid eHow.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #7100
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XL600 and XL600r are the same bike.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #7101
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I have a Clarke 4.3 red one myself, while I love the extra capacity I am not happy with the color it is kind of orangey red not red red. I really wanted a white one since my bike is an 87 but it was cheap enough on eBay to tempt me and vanity is not really an issue. I would have been all over a 5.3 gallon tank if I had seen it, especially Acerbis brand since I really like their quality.

Good find, congrats, enjoy your new tank.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:00 AM   #7102
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XL600 and XL600r are the same bike.
Thank you! I'll take your word for it. I've been reading and it seems like these old XL600s are pretty formidable against the newer bikes, having low weight, low seat height, and good power. I am wanting an older dual sport, and I'm trying to narrow down what I want in a bike. I was also wondering, do the subframes on these need to be reinforced for additional weight? My woman likes being a passenger.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #7103
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They are designed to carry a passenger, or are you saying something about her you shouldn't
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #7104
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IIRC way back in the day the subframe on occasion would break from over loading. One thing that may help is the passenger pegs are mounted to the swingarm so not all of the passengers weight is on the frame but some on the pegs/swingarm.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #7105
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I'm always trying to buy an NOS 86 tank for my bike, so I routinly search ebay for XL tanks, but I never saw one of those before. A very cool find indeed, the "desert" decals really make it and Acerbis is a good brand. All around a hot piece of old XL bling. If it were white instead of red I might have went after it myself.

Make sure to do a little write up and take some pics of the install.
I have a tank for an 83. No dents, no sun fade, no cap just rusty as hell. you pay for the de-rust stuff (i'll do that part) and shipping you can have it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #7106
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I have a tank for an 83. No dents, no sun fade, no cap just rusty as hell. you pay for the de-rust stuff (i'll do that part) and shipping you can have it.
I will have to politely decline my friend. I have so many parts laying around here that it's becoming a nuisance. In fact I've been trying to pass some of them off to Crobox. I do appreciate the offer so if you ever need something in the future let me know. I have various odds and ends and carb parts galore.

I would however make room for a spare set of stock wheel hubs.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #7107
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They are designed to carry a passenger, or are you saying something about her you shouldn't
Hahaha no! She weighs about 135 / 140, and she's 5'10". I'm just used to bikes that aren't made for dual sporting and passengers.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #7108
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I would however make room for a spare set of stock wheel hubs.
I want a set of wheels! I'd love to have street tires and knobbies to swap in and out. When I get some money I want to buy a spare bike, take the engine, wheels, and sell the rest to inmates and other XL owners. Then I'll have an engine I can build up without putting my bike down!

If anybody needs a gas tank let me know, I got two, one with no rust but dented up and one with rust but no dents, go figure! the one with no rust is on my bike currently so it will have to wait til i get the acerbis.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #7109
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I have an 86 XL tank no dents a little scratched up, no rust. And an XR rear wheel with really rusty spokes that the hub looks ok on. And forks and swingarms and various other parts too numerous to mention.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:20 PM   #7110
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I rebuilt my stock wheels, which turned out pretty nice, but I really want to build a 17" supermoto set to try on this bike.
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