IMS 3.4 Tank tricks?
Posted January 31, 2006 - 06:17 PM
Posted January 31, 2006 - 07:33 PM
Ive had my IMS tank for a while now and love it. I almost got a different tank after reading all the posts here about which tank is the best, but went with the IMS. I figured, since almost every major off road racer has one on there race bike, it should be good enough for a trail rider like myself.
I chose to just cap off the right side of the tank and not mess with the chance of having any problems with the pipe being to close and burning through the fuel line. It has worked great so far. The splash over from corners seems to do a very good job of getting the gas to the left side. I have done many rides over 90 miles and not had a fuel problem.
And if it came to it, I wouldent mind hopping off and leaning the bike over if I needed to.
I ride in the NW in tight wet conditions and have had no overheating problems.
One thing a few people had problems with was the tank rubbing on the head. I solved this by putting a few spacers between the frame and the tank. It pushes the tank away from the head and gives it lots of room.
Hope this helps
Posted January 31, 2006 - 09:59 PM
Posted February 01, 2006 - 11:36 AM
Posted February 01, 2006 - 11:58 AM
Posted February 01, 2006 - 06:55 PM
Posted February 02, 2006 - 04:23 AM
I use a home made Power Now, both sides the carburetor.
Our gasoline contents 27% sugar cane alcohol and is 93 octanes.
Removed the AIR system. Air filter and box, stock. Other than that, stock.
Posted February 02, 2006 - 08:20 AM
It has 2 each 6 inch long sleeves that reflects and dissapates heat, works to 1200 degrees is non flammable and non reactive with petroleum products. They look good too!
Posted February 02, 2006 - 03:42 PM
Posted February 02, 2006 - 07:08 PM
I used the fuel lines that IMS supplied but I ran them through flame retardant sleeves that I got from a hose supply house. I followed the instructions on how to run the lines. And it works perfect. No boiled gas, the right side drains down to the last drop, (without having to stop and lean the bike over). And it feels like the stock tank. I've only run out of gas once since I got the tank. That was in Baja right after I put it on and I still didn't know what the range was. Luckily I was only half a mile from a gas station.
Posted February 02, 2006 - 07:47 PM
I have the '05 and it does not have a second petcock, but it does have two threaded holes for aluminum elbows.
Couple of things I've noticed....
1 - The petcock side of the tank does not "draw" the clutch side of the tank down any lower than the top of the crossover hose.
2 - The petcock side of the tank does not empty below the level of the bowl.
Of the reasons for eliminating the crossover hose, my #1 reason is not mentioned so far...
You can't remove the tank to change the plug (or check the valves, or work on the carb) without completely draining it since the crossover hose has to come off!
Posted February 03, 2006 - 06:38 PM
Posted February 03, 2006 - 08:06 PM
It will require two. The left side ALSO has an elbow threaded into the tank... the left side no longer tee's into the fuel line between the petcock and the carb. Since they eliminated the right side petcock, running that line to a "t" would still flow fuel to the carb even with the petcock shut off.
Now... if you put a ball valve on the right, then you could plug the left and tee the crossover hose into the main line, BUT, you would lose the benefit of the fuel filter sock on the petcock... any crap in the bottom of the right side of the tank would go directly to the carb, and I don't know if there's room for a fuel filter in there WITH a ball valve (hell, I'm not even sure a 3/8" ball valve will fit!)
The one forgiving thing is, if you have a buddy to help, and the job is going to be something quick like changing a plug, there's enough slack in the crossover line (if you routed it properly over the intake manifold) for your buddy to hold the tank high enough to allow access to the engine.
Keep in mind though, that 25 pounds of fuel gets heavy really quick, so I'd plan my plug changes BEFORE fueling up for the day's ride (never after the ride on a hot engine).