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Old 08-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #14281
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Thanks guys, great info. Sounds like a found a tank that will work for me.

Now, I just have to find the $$$$$.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #14282
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I have the IMS 7 in red. As a bonus you can see the fuel level even with the red tank

Now you have me thinking about red...

Is it fighting red?

Does it match the front fender?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #14283
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Yeah, I also thought it is narrower, I checked lotsa pics before I bought.
Here's views, and note the small reserve compartment.


May I enquire about your frame protectors ?

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #14284
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Now you have me thinking about red...

Is it fighting red?

Does it match the front fender?
It is a pretty darn close match

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #14285
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For anyone thinking about an IMS 7, I think you need to leave the petcock on "reserve" all the time, because once the fuel level gets low enough the only gas that gets to the engine is that getting pushed into the basin by the pump. The depth of the basin is about as deep as the reserve level on the petcock, so if it isn't on reserve the gas isn't deep enough to drain through the petcock.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #14286
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Best bearing kits

Just looking for feedback on the quality of the various linkage/swingarm/wheel bearing kits out there. I have seen All Balls, Moose, Pivot Works, and of course Honda OEM. I've searched and not found much on the aftermarket parts quality. Had my shock serviced and am taking the opportunity to check all the bearings in the rear. Of course the swingarm pivot bearings were completely toast, and one of the three shock linkage bearings is wasted. Rear wheel bearings are also not looking good...

Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #14287
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I've always used pivot works, I blame marketing.

The BIG red tank, sure looks good...
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:20 PM   #14288
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Just looking for feedback on the quality of the various linkage/swingarm/wheel bearing kits out there. I have seen All Balls, Moose, Pivot Works, and of course Honda OEM. I've searched and not found much on the aftermarket parts quality. Had my shock serviced and am taking the opportunity to check all the bearings in the rear. Of course the swingarm pivot bearings were completely toast, and one of the three shock linkage bearings is wasted. Rear wheel bearings are also not looking good...

Thanks for any feedback.

You don't have to go with a kit, but if you do make sure they use proper, high quality bearings. SKF being one of the larger players, FAG is another one, etc.

Pretty much standard is SKF though. Moose usually rebrands quality products. I wouldn't hesitate to try theirs.

Proper care and those bearings should last a good long time. Keeping them greased is key.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #14289
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It is a pretty darn close match
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:59 AM   #14290
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Thanks guys, great info. Sounds like a found a tank that will work for me.

Now, I just have to find the $$$$$.
Don't do it. I had one and hated it. It fit great and rode well, but the mess of fuel and vacuum lines was a nightmare. After 3 orders to Mcmaster-Carr I finally had the correct quick connect fittings with built in shut off valves which helped the installation a ton. One more order and I finally got some spare o-rings that fit.

However, I had one of the o-rings in a quick connect fail over the winter and leak ~3 gallons of fuel in my garage while I was gone to work one day. Be sure and factor that into your reliability.

I bought the popular Acerbis 6.3 for $250 shipped from Rocky Mountain ATV a few months ago and haven't looked back. An extra .7 gal of fuel is not worth the vacuum/fuel hose nightmare.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:41 AM   #14291
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Thanks for the warning, if you read my past posts regarding the acerbic, you'll understand why I won't use it. I had one, then sold it. The .7 gallons of fuel, has nothing to do with my selection of the IMS.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:22 AM   #14292
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Yeah you may mate: Ozzi-made!
For the life of me I cannot remember who makes them, but I googled for them & found them down under - try? They make bashplates mainly I think, should help.


Cdogg,

yip, the O-rings rip easily, and I read there was some problem with them sometime. Hence I replaced all mine with those brown types (heat resistant stuff) which are better fuel resistant. And, some grease goes a long way here, plus patient alignment plus correct depressing that slide during dis/connecting. I've taken it off often when I was building the bike, have not had a problem yet.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #14293
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HRC UnCorking Kit

So I've yet to even ride my new XR650R and am already ordering upgrades.

I ordered the "uncorking" components (sans HRC exhaust tip) via Service Honda.

Then, I ordered the Applied Racing smog pump block-off kit. Yes it was the most expensive, but I liked the construction better than the Baja Designs or IMS kits.

Then I can go womping!

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #14294
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Deadly,

Yeah you may mate: Ozzi-made!
For the life of me I cannot remember who makes them, but I googled for them & found them down under - try? They make bashplates mainly I think, should help.


yet.
Demonfx in the UK carries them..cheers and thanks
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #14295
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So I've yet to even ride my new XR650R and am already ordering upgrades.

I ordered the "uncorking" components (sans HRC exhaust tip) via Service Honda.

Then, I ordered the Applied Racing smog pump block-off kit. Yes it was the most expensive, but I liked the construction better than the Baja Designs or IMS kits.

Then I can go womping!

RZ Rob
You'll want to revalve and respring the suspension. Also rewind the stator and put a better headlight on it if you plan to do any night riding or get stuck at night.
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