05 WR450 Oversized Tank
Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:22 PM
Posted June 28, 2014 - 07:47 PM
I just put the Acerbis 3.3 on my 04. It is the same tank as the 05, in fact I thought my bike was an 05 until I got the tank and found that the stock shrouds wouldn't work, then checked my VIN. Anyway, in spite of the confusing pictures you see on many websites this tank does not have the built in shrouds that hold gas and for your bike the stock shrouds work. I did not even look at the IMS after reading Baja Fool's comments about fires; some have said that the problem was fixed but I figured why take the chance. The tank went on without any problems; no modifications to anything were necessary and no problems hitting my Flatland radiator guards. Tank has a petcock on either side and requires you to run a line from one side to the other and tee it in. I threw away the provided plastic tee and clear fuel line and went to Autozone and got a brass tee and real fuel line. I rode 90 miles in Baja a few weeks ago and didn't hit reserve. I've not noticed any handling differences but I'm a quad guy just learning to handle a motorcycle and am a total hack.
Posted June 28, 2014 - 07:49 PM
I have the Acerbis 3.3 gallon on my 09. It carries some of the gas in the built in shrouds and some of that gas is below the level of the petcock so it's not accessible. I worry about taking a spill and damaging the shroud area and getting a leak. And it made the sleek bike look like an ugly mutt. I wish I'd gotten a different one I've seen where you need to use YZ shrouds. One of the oversize tanks carries some of the gas low and dangerously close to the header.
Posted June 29, 2014 - 10:33 AM