Acerbis vs Clark vs IMS Fuel tank on WR450?


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  • gloft

Posted March 29, 2004 - 06:40 AM

#1

From what I've read searching the archives, a lot of folks seem to like the way the IMS/ZIP Ty tank carries the weight lower. But I also see that the dual petcock setup is a hassle. Any experiences with these tanks would be much appreciated. :)

  • SBG

Posted March 29, 2004 - 09:04 AM

#2

I can tell you I love my Clarke tank. But the extra .2 isn't about mpg, it's about getting a nice new color. I think that really goes for most of these tanks if you own a WR. If you have a YZF, I can honestly this tank shouldn't hinder your abilities one bit. Some of the weight is up higher, but you won't have petcock issues either.

  • comp182

Posted March 29, 2004 - 09:20 AM

#3

I have had both on my bike. I have the IMS Ty Davis tank now. If I hade to do it again I would go with the Clarke. For the money you just cant beat it. The dual outlet is a pain in the a$$ especially on the road. It also puts the fuel line way to close for confort to the header. I am running a steel braided line becuase of it.

  • ddialogue

Posted March 29, 2004 - 03:39 PM

#4

I'm running the ZipTy Racing 3.3 gallon tank. I like it better because it's skinnier and flatter than the stocker. I looked at the Acerbis/GYT-R tank but my nuts hurt just looking at it. :) The WR450 IMS/ZipTy tank doesn't use two petcocks like the WR426 models but the ZipTy version does have a secondary line routed from the right-hand side to the left. It's a pain in the butt to deal with when you want to take off the tank, but when it's on it's all good. :D

  • gloft

Posted March 30, 2004 - 03:32 AM

#5

I've got a dual-sport coming up with 80 mile loops and no gas stop. I have not run out of gas YET, but usually need reserve around 50 miles. I ride a lot of single track at race speeds so I may get better mileage in a DS event, but I can't imagine getting more than 65 or 70 miles out of my stock tank. Think I will buy the ZIP Ty tank since I really like the slim profile and weight carried lower. Any else have an opinion before I lay down $250.00? :)

  • ddialogue

Posted March 30, 2004 - 04:08 AM

#6

I've got photos of it installed if you'd like to see what it'll be like on your bike. Just PM me your email address.

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  • N7SLC

Posted March 30, 2004 - 04:32 AM

#7

I've got a dual-sport coming up with 80 mile loops and no gas stop. I have not run out of gas YET, but usually need reserve around 50 miles. I ride a lot of single track at race speeds so I may get better mileage in a DS event, but I can't imagine getting more than 65 or 70 miles out of my stock tank. Think I will buy the ZIP Ty tank since I really like the slim profile and weight carried lower. Any else have an opinion before I lay down $250.00? :D


DS is the only way to go.

Ddialogue's bro-in-law went 83 miles in Moab last week on his WR450
with the stock tank before hitting reserve.

These big singles get great mileage on the road. :)

  • FTD

Posted March 30, 2004 - 06:36 AM

#8

I have not run out of gas YET, but usually need reserve around 50 miles.

Your running too rich IMO. Should get better than that!!
Hoss

  • gloft

Posted March 30, 2004 - 12:49 PM

#9

I've got photos of it installed if you'd like to see what it'll be like on your bike. Just PM me your email address.

I was parked next to Ty Davis and co at the Alligator Enduro in Daytona a few weeks back. They were running YZ 2-smokes but I did get a chance to look at his tanks. If the WR version is similar I think I'd like it. I'll PM you my email address.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 30, 2004 - 01:57 PM

#10

I think the GYT-R Acerbis looks great and is narrow. It holds its gas higher like a wr426 at the cap but who puts there nuts there anyway? :D I have mine set up so I can switch back and forth with the stock one. I prefer the stock set up for protecting the radiator better. :)

  • gloft

Posted March 31, 2004 - 05:48 PM

#11

I think the GYT-R Acerbis looks great and is narrow. It holds its gas higher like a wr426 at the cap but who puts there nuts there anyway? :D I have mine set up so I can switch back and forth with the stock one. I prefer the stock set up for protecting the radiator better. :)


Indy. You wouldn't happen to have any pics of your bike with the Acerbis tank would you?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 01, 2004 - 02:39 AM

#12

I am riding in Moab this week and going home next Wednesday and then riding 4 days at LBL got to keep my mileage up I am trying to ge to 10,000. miles by September. :)
Anyway when I get back after Easter I can email pics comparing the 2 tanks mounted from the exact same views.
Otherwise there are pics already on this forum. here is the link: http://www.yamahaoft...peCode=&Second=

  • SBK

Posted April 01, 2004 - 09:03 AM

#13

Greg, there are also pics of the Acerbis WR450/YZ450 tank in natural in this thread here on the WR board. Thanks again to "bajabunk" (another Greg!) for sending them my way a while back.




 
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