XR650L: Larger Gas Tank, Which brand?


23 replies to this topic
  • bluerock5

Posted December 24, 2004 - 03:00 PM

#1

In the 4 to 5 gallon range, what are the good brands as far as fit, ease of use. is one better than the other, Thanks

  • siambxr

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:10 PM

#2

Clarke has a 4.7 tank I had on my street Supermoto wooow 2.5 hours 200 plus miles and I still have some petrol to put arround.. Nice looking tank too..

  • craft

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:32 PM

#3

These 2 pictures show the stock XRL and the 4.0 gallon Clarke. This tank's great...

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Make sure you clean it out when you get it. Mine had a lot of plastic shavings inside of it but it rinsed clean.

  • austins35

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:37 PM

#4

Clarke 4.7 easy to install, 180-195 miles per tank...

  • roadcam

Posted December 24, 2004 - 07:27 PM

#5

I've had good results with my IMS 4.0, easy enough to install, no problems so far

  • sgifford

Posted December 24, 2004 - 07:33 PM

#6

These 2 pictures show the stock XRL and the 4.0 gallon Clarke. This tank's great...

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Make sure you clean it out when you get it. Mine had a lot of plastic shavings inside of it but it rinsed clean.


Do you have any pics of the Clarke tank on your bike?

  • craft

Posted December 24, 2004 - 07:56 PM

#7

Here's the before and after with the exterior mods to date which include: utah sport cycle skid plate, pro moto billett tail "rackit", renthal's, acerbis handguards, dunlop 756's, and the clarke 4.0 G...

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  • siambxr

Posted December 24, 2004 - 09:05 PM

#8

not a bad tank but they are right about the shavings in the tank when you get it from the factory.. what up with that?

http://pg.photos.yah...l.net/my_photos

I was on my buddies tail most of the time except the straights hehe but we did 200 some miles that day from SF to Bodega bay via twisties and freeway back home.. Clarke tanks rule...

  • sgifford

Posted December 24, 2004 - 09:27 PM

#9

The mods look nice. Thanks for the pics.

  • HeadTrauma

Posted December 24, 2004 - 10:52 PM

#10

The shavings in the new tank are evidence of "production streamlining". Its more efficient for them to let you wash the tank out than for them to do it on the 'line. Just splash some gas in there and pour it out.

Anyway, I have an IMS that must be 4 gal or more and I'm happy with it.

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  • roadcam

Posted December 27, 2004 - 10:12 AM

#11

I just read a review about Johnny Campbell's Baja-winning XR650R, and it carries an IMS tank ...

  • HeadTrauma

Posted December 27, 2004 - 12:40 PM

#12

Yeah, but is he sponsored by IMS?

  • roadcam

Posted December 27, 2004 - 02:38 PM

#13

I thought about that, too ... but I bet he still planned on finishing the race ... :cry:

  • dualsport newbie

Posted December 28, 2004 - 06:11 AM

#14

any range of motion problems with the front forks on any of the above recommended tanks (Clarke 4.0/4.7 or IMS 4.0)?

  • roadcam

Posted December 28, 2004 - 06:21 AM

#15

I have the 4.0 IMS, and no problems of any kind, fork clearance, etc... follow their instructions, and tighten up the required bolts carefully, so as not to strip them ... easy install, good fit

  • Yeravener

Posted December 29, 2004 - 07:12 PM

#16

Second the 4.0 IMS tank. Check my webpage for pics installed. Fits well, holds extra gas without the elephant effect, and have had no problems.

  • HondaXR650R

Posted December 30, 2004 - 05:43 PM

#17

2 pages of threads and nobody mentions the BEST tank for the XR650L with 5 gallon capacity and built in shrouds that also hold fuel?? :cry:

:cry: Acerbis 5 gallon baja tank!!!!! :cry:

Come on you guys!!!
:cry:

Order here: http://www.acerbis.c...lica_honda.html

  • craft

Posted December 31, 2004 - 10:42 AM

#18

No interference with the tank and my bars. My handguard mounts come within 1/2 an inch of the tank with the bars pinned in either direction.

  • HondaXR650L

Posted January 29, 2005 - 10:29 AM

#19

The big five gallon tank is the way to go with the bilt in air shrouds, thats the one I'm getting. ( When I can scrape together an extra two hundred dollars ):cry:

  • Wheels up

Posted January 29, 2005 - 10:44 AM

#20

Does anyone know the weight numbers for a FULL stock VS 4.0 g VS 4.7 g VS 5.0 g????





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