Acerbis Tank Installed (Photos)



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  • Michael

Posted March 10, 2001 - 09:56 PM

#1

Okay, I installed the Acerbis tank last week and said I'd post a pic or two.....so here what it looks like from the left side:

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Closer look same side

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This shot shows the opening to reach the choke and hot start - access to the choke is somewhat restricted - but not too bad

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Here is the right side

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This is the trick machined inlet that can be changed over to a dry-break

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Overall the fit and finish is excellent! Tomorrow I ride the thing :)

  • Powerband

Posted March 11, 2001 - 07:23 AM

#2

Thanks a lot for the pictures. I am looking for a new tank and seat and was wondering how an Acerbis would look. Please indicate how you like it after your ride.

  • Clark_Mason

Posted March 11, 2001 - 07:30 AM

#3

How much gas does it hold and is it narrow at the tank/seat juction? Does it interfer at all with riding position when standing?

Clark

  • Michael

Posted March 11, 2001 - 05:22 PM

#4

I don't know how this would compare to a competing aftermarket tank.....but the change from stock WR is WONDERFUL! The tank is advertised as 3.2 gal, and that seems about right. I've added a pic that shows the tank seat junction better - but the tank is not much wider than the seat at the junction, it does get alittle wider up near the cap but I never noticed that when riding. I could easily move up to the tip of the seat and not feel like I was sitting on a barrel - in fact - I think my knee was getting forced out be the raditor shrouds I was so far forward. The WR handles much better when you get your weight out over the front tire (even as slow as I go).

Interference when standing - I didn't know the tank was there when standing - none at all.

The only thing that I worry about with this tank is the extension above the front of the seat around/under the cap - I just know what part of my body is going to contact that someday :)

I haven't tried to check the oil level yet - I'll let you know how that works out.

Here is a picture that shows the seat/tank junction better.....if you want a better shot....let me know.

http://albums.photop...uence=0&res=med

  • Vincent

Posted March 11, 2001 - 06:48 PM

#5

I have the Acerbis tank too...it's held up great. The fit/finish is fantastic, no complaints at all.

I dont even feel it when Im riding. Last weekend when racing a fast kid around the motocross track, I would come flying up to the berm, slide my butt forward all the way up to the tank and shazam!!! The bike cornered like it was on a rail.

I was really impressed with the difference in handling with this tank...I'd reccomend it to anyone.

  • jj

Posted March 12, 2001 - 08:43 AM

#6

Its sad, but the first thing I noticed in this picture was the Dillon in the background!

:)

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JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender

  • Michael

Posted March 12, 2001 - 09:33 AM

#7

JJ - When I first looked at the picture, I noticed my darline bride (of course :) )! Good call on the Dillon (a model 650 BTW) I wondered how many would pick that out....

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-12-2001).]

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 12, 2001 - 09:36 AM

#8

I hope this doesn't make me an outcast but, What's a Dillon?

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  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted March 12, 2001 - 10:09 PM

#9

If I"m not mistaken - it's a reloader for gun ammo.

Brian

  • Michael

Posted March 12, 2001 - 10:34 PM

#10

Sorry sirhk100 - I don't think people are ever "outcasts" for what they don't know - only for what you do (too deep and too OT a thought?? - maybe).

Brian has it correct - the blue thing that looks like a funnel in the air on top of my cluttered bench is a Dillon (brand name) 650 reloader. I use it to reload handgun ammo for target shooting. Since I shoot 250 to 500 rounds (mostly 45 ACP) each trip to the range, and I can reload the brass for about $.07/round (compared to $.25 to $.30/round to buy), I can afford to shoot and buy parts for my WR. At least that's what I tell my wife :)

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 12, 2001 - 10:43 PM

#11

That's what I thought you guys were talking about. I'm not too into guns but I have nothing against them in the right persons hand. An old neighbor used to be an avid hunter and he had something similar to that. I was much younger then a don't really remember a lot about it. Your bike looks really good. I usually don't like the looks of the large tanks on bikes but yours looks really good.

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  • jj

Posted March 12, 2001 - 08:49 PM

#12

Hey Micheal, If my Dillon wasn't BLUE I wouldn't own it :D :D :) :D :D

Hey, I was wondering why you didn't choose the triple clamp mounts for your Cyrca guards?

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JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender

  • Michael

Posted March 12, 2001 - 10:31 PM

#13

I thought about the TC mounts - but I decided that the bar mounts were more flexible if I cut the length of my bars down, and I liked the degrees of freedom offered by the bar clamps. I'm not sure those were good reasons - cause the bar clamps do jam more things onto the bars - but that was my call. Oh well.....

Did you go with the TC mounts?

  • jj

Posted March 13, 2001 - 08:24 AM

#14

No, I've got Acerbis Pro Rallys mounted up, hate em!

I've got a friend that has ordered the Cyrca Pro Bend w/ the triple clamp mounts, he's the guinea pig...

I sure like the idea.



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JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender

  • StuZ

Posted March 13, 2001 - 12:20 PM

#15

Is that the stock WR seat on there?

  • Michael

Posted March 13, 2001 - 01:24 PM

#16

No, that is a recovered stock YZ seat.

JJ - Let us know how the TC mounts work out!

  • WR400inOZ

Posted March 13, 2001 - 08:04 PM

#17

Okay, I'm going to ask the probably silly question here.. whats that bronzey/gold thing on your handlebars? Or what can you tell me about those handlebars?

  • SFO

Posted March 13, 2001 - 08:11 PM

#18

scotts steering dampener...
The gold thingy be

  • Michael

Posted March 13, 2001 - 09:33 PM

#19

Do a search on "Scott" and you'll find more reading than you can stand. These dampers are very nice....

The bars are Pro Taper CR High bend. they are oversized and required a new upper triple clamp - but they are very strong (and no cross bar). Mine are silver, but they also come in gold........I think that's all I know (not that that usually stops me :)).

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 14, 2001 - 07:54 AM

#20

Michael- Can you use the stock gas cap. On their website, they sell the tank with or without a cap. Thanks




 
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