Heres the new Clarke:
It was a tight fit. The rear of the tank, where it goes over the U shaped
rubber mounting spacer that sits over the frame is very tight. In front, It also
pushes against the radiator pipes, the little ones that balance the two halves.
This is not serious, but I will keep an eye on it to make sure that it doesn’t chafe.
Other than that, all the mountings lined up nicely and it was easy to get the
bolts into all the mountings.... once the tank was wiggled into place.
Like I said the rear rubber spacer is tight. The upside is that the tank feels
The colour match of the Clarke is also much better than the IMS
was narrower that the Clarke where the tank meets the seat and
therefore I think it “felt” better. It’s a pity it looked so bad. I think that if
the IMS looked better I would have overlooked the bad fit.
Having said that, the Clarke is streets ahead in the quality department.
There is no comparison.
Well all that’s left to do to the bike now is to get a 45 rear sprocket and