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Old 12-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #15436
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Hey guy's,

I have been reading thru this thread and a couple of others on xrr lots of info here, but I have a question concerning after market fuel tanks.

I'm turning my new to me xr650r into a dual sport.

Are they all about equal in terms of quality? What kind of range do you get with a 3 gal tank?

Sorry if this has already been covered.

IMS has had problems with cracked tanks, not sure if it's the XRR models, but I've heard of many cracked IMS tanks.

Plan for 30 mpg's in the dirt, hope for 40.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #15437
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IMS has had problems with cracked tanks, not sure if it's the XRR models, but I've heard of many cracked IMS tanks.

Plan for 30 mpg's in the dirt, hope for 40.
Get a carb and get 50... =)


30MPG is a safe estimate for a stock carb. Might want to warrant a bit less if deep sand riding just to be safe.

The money I've saved with my carb I think it's over half paid off now =) 50-52 MPG over 22,500 KM on my last trip.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #15438
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IMS has had problems with cracked tanks, not sure if it's the XRR models, but I've heard of many cracked IMS tanks.

Plan for 30 mpg's in the dirt, hope for 40.
The word from IMS is that the XR tanks, especially the old natural colours were 'not up to standard' and they eventually replaced them a few years ago with a different material that is stronger. I was told this by IMS only recently when questioning why their natural tank used to be a different shade when the Baja guys used them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #15439
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #15440
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Get a carb and get 50... =)
The money I've saved with my carb I think it's over half paid off now =) 50-52 MPG over 22,500 KM on my last trip.
what did you do for a carb?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #15441
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what did you do for a carb?

tm-40.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #15442
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I would think if you plan on doing any sort of decent distance you'd want at least the IMS 4.6 gal tank. Its the tank I leave on my bike most of the time. (come to think of it, i have not had the stock tank on there since i put the 4.6 on it) I also have the 6.6 acerbis.

I haven to checked my range with the 4.6 and the new TM40 i put on a few weeks back, but I would get about 160 miles range on the 4.6 and stock carb.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #15443
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Thanks for the input. Does that TM40 make it easier to start.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #15444
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I would think if you plan on doing any sort of decent distance you'd want at least the IMS 4.6 gal tank. Its the tank I leave on my bike most of the time. (come to think of it, i have not had the stock tank on there since i put the 4.6 on it) I also have the 6.6 acerbis.

I haven to checked my range with the 4.6 and the new TM40 i put on a few weeks back, but I would get about 160 miles range on the 4.6 and stock carb.
I have been thinking of getting the big acerbis but does a rad fan still fit with it on? I still cannot find a good solution though for the front turn signals. I want them on (or any DOT approved ones) to keep the Cali CHP happy.

Just seems a lot easier to buy the 4ish gallon clarke tank...

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #15445
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I have been thinking of getting the big acerbis but does a rad fan still fit with it on? I still cannot find a good solution though for the front turn signals. I want them on (or any DOT approved ones) to keep the Cali CHP happy.

Just seems a lot easier to buy the 4ish gallon clarke tank...
From what I understand the SPAL 4" will fit with the Acerbis, but will not with the IMS 7 gallon.

As far as turn signals, SOMEONE did some LED turn signals recessed into their brush guards, looked bad ass.

Maybe someone remembers who it was or had a link.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #15446
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I have been thinking of getting the big acerbis but does a rad fan still fit with it on? I still cannot find a good solution though for the front turn signals. I want them on (or any DOT approved ones) to keep the Cali CHP happy.

Just seems a lot easier to buy the 4ish gallon clarke tank...
Not sure if its legal where you are, but sports bike flush mount fairing indicators mounted to each side of the headlight fairing work well. Also they are out of harms way when you crash.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #15447
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The word from IMS is that the XR tanks, especially the old natural colours were 'not up to standard' and they eventually replaced them a few years ago with a different material that is stronger. I was told this by IMS only recently when questioning why their natural tank used to be a different shade when the Baja guys used them.
I have to say, the IMS 4.7 that came on my xrl is one tough, solid fitting sob. Its taken some hard shots over its 8 year life and the damn thing is indestructible.....its barely even scratched. And it fits absolutley ROCK solid, and has never moved an inch from an impact.
Personally if I was buying another tank, I'd spend the extra for an IMS......I've been that impressed with mine
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #15448
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I have been thinking of getting the big acerbis but does a rad fan still fit with it on?
I have a KTM fan mounted with the big Acerbis. No issues
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #15449
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Needs to get rid of the elephant nose.. =)

This is the first time I've seen somebody cut the skid plate so the stator cover can be taken off. Sooo many times I wish I had mine cut. Just makes doing the valves that much easier.
I ran the sumo fenders but they break off when I hit the sand bank then you get to run 800 miles home from Las Vagas. See


In ten 11+ year I have run my xr650r I have tried to do the valves every 800 to 1000 miles and oil. at 40k+ with out a rebuilt from new. if you are going to do some thing take the time to do it Right

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #15450
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Thanks for the input. Does that TM40 make it easier to start.
Most say yes, but I didn't have an issue with the stock carb.

Every once and awhile I still have a bear of a time starting it but that's normally with elevation different than what it's jetting for and tip-over or stall under high load.

It's normally a 1-2 kick start.
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