Choke and Acerbis tank
Posted November 23, 2005 - 09:46 PM
A couple of questions, does anyone have trouble with their choke hitting the tank. I think that mine will pull out all the way but I know that it hits. Also has anyone noticed if their aluminum insert on the gas cap leaks? Like a dummy I filled my tank up ATW and noticed it seeping a little. I tightened the allen bolts really tight and I think it stopped. I will just have to remember to not top it off.
I thought that I could get the WR shrouds to work but no way. I had to order the YZ shrouds.
Also what kind of mileage should I expect.
Posted November 23, 2005 - 10:13 PM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 11:54 PM
Posted November 24, 2005 - 05:13 AM
Fixes for the tank:
Pull up the aluminum cap and cut the 0-ring and remove some material.
Gasoline swells the o-ring and fuel leaks around the aluminum. Cut it to the right length and silicone seal it in and the entire face under the aluminum flange.
Throw away the plastic Y and put on a brass one.
Supplied fuel line is too short for proper dual petcock routing. buy 3 feet of the good rubber fuel line.
Wrap heat shield material around the first few inches of the fuel line from the right side petcock.
Put anti-seize on the threads of the right side petcock.
Silicone seal in the new petcocks.
Be prepared to have the left side plastic fuel lever break off the petcock during enduro tight woods riding. I replaced the left side petcock with a stock unit and a round Zip - Ty knurled knob fuel selector.
Posted November 24, 2005 - 05:44 AM
As far as breaking the petcock. Tight woods is all I ride so I guess I better get a spare or use my factory petcock.
Thanks for the info.
Posted November 24, 2005 - 06:32 AM
......Acerbis...............................................................Stock w/ Zip-Ty
Posted November 24, 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted November 24, 2005 - 12:22 PM
Posted November 24, 2005 - 01:06 PM
I use small threaded bolt hose clamps with thick rubber fuel hoses. the clamps are very small and use a phillips head to tighten the screw. Ideal for removing the tank from the frame for service.
Posted November 25, 2005 - 06:27 AM
I used clear fuel line and for clamps I used small zip ties. I will probably have to change the line this coming spring as the clear line has a tendency to get hard. I just might go and buy the stock type fuel line.
Posted November 25, 2005 - 11:03 AM
The Ascerbis Tank gets me at least 100 miles