Clarke Tank/SDG Seat...Again
Posted October 06, 2001 - 09:38 PM
did i screw up & does anyone know if the larger Clarke tank is as slim as the stock YZ?
how many gallons does the stock YZ tank hold? now, after outlasting all my riding buddies, i'm afraid i'll run out of gas 1/2 way home! any thoughts, forum goers? thx, bobwombat
Posted October 06, 2001 - 09:50 PM
clark have made a 3.2 gallon tank for a long while. i can't believe you haven't heard or seen it in some form or other.
some lads from TT talked them into duplicating the standard YZ tank and thats what youve ordered. i think it holds 9 litres which is about 2.2 american gallons.
you've done the right thing so don't panic.
when you talk to them again would you ask them if they've ever considered a low hanging "big tank" combined with the YZ top half to produce a low slung 2.5 gallon tank?
Posted October 07, 2001 - 03:30 AM
I hope you wanted STOCK capacity (I thought it was 1.9 gallons but not sure where I heard that).
I am running a stock OEM YZ tank and dearly love it BUT for riding beyond reach of a gas can/gas station (Turkey Runs, Hare Scrambles, etc.) You lose > 1 gallon over a stock WR tank. One gallon can be 30 miles range! This is a LONG way to push/tow your bike.
Clarke does offer this new stock YZ tank in YELLOW for the Hannah replica bikes circa 1975-1982/3.
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, Mobil 1 15W-50.
Posted October 07, 2001 - 10:20 AM
Airbox Lid - gone
Throttle Stop - shorty!
Plastics/Tank/Seat - One Industries
Posted October 07, 2001 - 03:47 PM
These are the web sites for Clarke -small YZ tank size: http://www.clarkemfg...oduct_Code=1418
& for the larger volume YZ/WR tank: http://www.clarkemfg...oduct_Code=1388
I bought a WR250F with the small YZ tank & seat combo. Great for riding but the range was hopeless - about 60 miles. I bought the Clarke 3.3 gal tank & it is great! It is quite slim & the fit & mounting are excellent. I doesn't feel like a big tank at all. If you ride miles on trails, woods or desert you will need the extra gas range. If its just MX then a small tank will suffice. If you haven't yet used the tank you may be in a position to swap it over for the larger tank if that is want you want. Speak to Clarke direct or e-mail them.
Posted October 07, 2001 - 04:37 PM
thx much for the feedback; i'll need to swap for the larger tank & should have done my homework before-hand, prior to my impulse buy..... bobwombat