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Old 05-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #35521
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...selling...what!?! ...well no one's come up with the ubercash and...

If you rode around town on the new tires and HD tubes you are probably feeling the weight plus the rolling resistance. I'm here to say swapping tires on this bike make a big change, not necessarily positive, but different at any rate.
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You know you will :) Whether or not my opinion makes any difference is another story.

So on my new chain, it comes coated in a waxy feeling substance. Do I strip that and use my own lube, or just leave it be for a few hundred miles?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #35522
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Just ride it. Back in the old days, we use to boil our chains in hot wax because it was a good lubricant and dirt didn't stick to it like it does oil. Now with o-ring and x-ring chains, it is probably OBE and many don't lube their chains at all, only clean them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #35523
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[QUOTE=Rapid Dog;21413493]...selling...what!?! ...well no one's come up with the ubercash and...

The best 290 WRXR on the planet. That would be an awful lot of pressure for any one to own
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #35524
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Just ride it. Back in the old days, we use to boil our chains in hot wax because it was a good lubricant and dirt didn't stick to it like it does oil. Now with o-ring and x-ring chains, it is probably OBE and many don't lube their chains at all, only clean them.
That would be me. I dont lube xring chains anymore. Just clean it. Chain lube just makes a huge mess that attracts grunge.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #35525
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I posted this on the wr forum, but I'm looking for more photos concerning my fit issue with the IMS 3 gallon tank. Does everyone else's look like mine in this regard? My front black panel and side blue panel on the clutch side have a rather large gap that seems to me will be a huge mud collector. If your tank fits better than this, can you with post or pm me a picture so I can send it to IMS?

Just for clarification: I have made sure that the side clips are in place and slotted into the panel; I've made sure the front and rear brackets are in the correct position; I've made sure that the rubber pad under the tank is sitting correctly; I have not put the heat tape on the new tank; the panels align perfectly with the stock tank.



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Old 05-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #35526
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I posted this on the wr forum, but I'm looking for more photos concerning my fit issue with the IMS 3 gallon tank. Does everyone else's look like mine in this regard? My front black panel and side blue panel on the clutch side have a rather large gap that seems to me will be a huge mud collector. If your tank fits better than this, can you with post or pm me a picture so I can send it to IMS?

Just for clarification: I have made sure that the side clips are in place and slotted into the panel; I've made sure the front and rear brackets are in the correct position; I've made sure that the rubber pad under the tank is sitting correctly; I have not put the heat tape on the new tank; the panels align perfectly with the stock tank.
Yes, my IMS tank fit the same way. I spent way to much time trying to get everything to line up right, and it just doesn't. Go to Rick Ramsey's excellent WR250R site, and he reported the same issue.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:43 AM   #35527
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I don't think I can fit my fingers in like that? But I've got big hands. Yu know what they say about big hand??

Big non pink gloves. Lol

Ill get you a picture but I know the clip is broken on my left side so it sticks out more then it did. I wonder if fuel makes it expand???
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #35528
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I posted this on the wr forum, but I'm looking for more photos concerning my fit issue with the IMS 3 gallon tank. Does everyone else's look like mine in this regard? My front black panel and side blue panel on the clutch side have a rather large gap that seems to me will be a huge mud collector. If your tank fits better than this, can you with post or pm me a picture so I can send it to IMS?

Just for clarification: I have made sure that the side clips are in place and slotted into the panel; I've made sure the front and rear brackets are in the correct position; I've made sure that the rubber pad under the tank is sitting correctly; I have not put the heat tape on the new tank; the panels align perfectly with the stock tank.
Mine looks like that, I personally don't really care... if I did care, I would be more annoyed with the gap at the seat.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #35529
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...mine's about the same. Fitting a tank those plastic panels isn't critical.
It's dirtbike engineering is my guess. Not really an issue.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #35530
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I posted this on the wr forum, but I'm looking for more photos concerning my fit issue with the IMS 3 gallon tank. Does everyone else's look like mine in this regard?[/IMG]
One thing I had to do when fitting mine was to put a washer on the forward screw of that rail the plastic slides onto. I'm guessing this is what you're seeing there, the plastic can't move back far enough.

I just went out and looked at it, it fits like a glove.

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Old 05-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #35531
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One thing I had to do when fitting mine was to put a washer on the forward screw of that rail the plastic slides onto. I'm guessing this is what you're seeing there, the plastic can't move back far enough.

I just went out and looked at it, it fits like a glove.
I can't picture what you're referring to. Is this on the tank mount or the left side plastic?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #35532
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I can't picture what you're referring to. Is this on the tank mount or the left side plastic?
On the top of the tank, there are two 'rails' that you screw to the tank so that a notch in your plastics slide over them. On mine the rail was too tight to the tank, and by putting a washer under the rail on the forward screw, I was able to slide my plastics all the way on.

P.S. Getting my hair cut so will be gone for a while, lemme know and I'll take some pics when I get back.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #35533
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On the top of the tank, there are two 'rails' that you screw to the tank so that a notch in your plastics slide over them. On mine the rail was too tight to the tank, and by putting a washer under the rail on the forward screw, I was able to slide my plastics all the way on.

P.S. Getting my hair cut so will be gone for a while, lemme know and I'll take some pics when I get back.
Please do get a pic. I'd really like to make this fit better. I'll look into adding a spacer tonight when I get home.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #35534
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Please do get a pic. I'd really like to make this fit better. I'll look into adding a spacer tonight when I get home.
Look for 2 brass rectangular fittings on the top of the tank, mine had these and its where the rail that came with the tank goes.

Cya in a couple hours.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #35535
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On the top of the tank, there are two 'rails' that you screw to the tank so that a notch in your plastics slide over them. On mine the rail was too tight to the tank, and by putting a washer under the rail on the forward screw, I was able to slide my plastics all the way on.

P.S. Getting my hair cut so will be gone for a while, lemme know and I'll take some pics when I get back.
Ah, right. Mine fit like crap too. I had to bend them to get the plastics on. I've had IMS tanks on a couple of bikes and the fit was terrible on both. It's too bad there aren't many alternatives. I haven't read too many problems with the Safari tank, but it's a lot more expensive and I don't like the idea of the secondary fuel pump... Oh well.
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