Metal Gas Tank for the "L"?


34 replies to this topic
  • HondaXR650L

Posted March 26, 2006 - 02:23 PM

#1

Is there a metal gas tank for the "L"? Besides the stock one? I have looked and have not found one. The second question is, are there any aftermarket tanks that fit on the "L" that you can attach the stock shrouds to? Thanks guys for you input. :thumbsup:

  • dbracht

Posted March 26, 2006 - 05:18 PM

#2

I have not heard of or seen either. The after market or at least my Clarke tank is sort of shaped to funnel air to the engine. Or at least in theory...

  • wheelnut46

Posted March 26, 2006 - 05:46 PM

#3

Plastic weighs less.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted March 26, 2006 - 07:54 PM

#4

No, there is no metal aftermarket one, why would you even want one? There is no aftermarket one that the shrouds bolt to metal or plastic, but my Clarke is shaped to somewhat imatate the shape of the shrouds to increase air flow to the head.

  • HondaXR650L

Posted March 26, 2006 - 08:09 PM

#5

The reason that I want a metal one is that Oregon state law requires you to have a metal gas tank. Most cops won't even bother you with it but, the mother of one of my kids will call the cops to report it. :thumbsup: So, I need a metal one, I can switch back and forth, but its a 1 1/2 hour ride to get him so a larger tank would be nice. :thumbsup:

  • dukeryder

Posted March 26, 2006 - 11:28 PM

#6

kinda law is that??? There's plenty of new bikes that come with plastic tanks, 2 off the top of my head are the BMW R1200GS and the Harley V-Rod.

Your Babies momma sounds like beetch.

  • Wheels up

Posted March 27, 2006 - 03:47 AM

#7

No, there is no metal aftermarket one, why would you even want one? There is no aftermarket one that the shrouds bolt to metal or plastic, but my Clarke is shaped to somewhat imatate the shape of the shrouds to increase air flow to the head.


I really hate it when actually think you are giving people tips or hints. Why don't you find another site to talk like an idiot. :thumbsup:

The man said he wanted a METAL tank. He didnt ask to be questioned why.....

  • radvocaat

Posted March 27, 2006 - 04:41 AM

#8

Sounds like a beatch to me too.

" Why don't you find another site to talk like an idiot."
Why so sensitive??

  • Wheels up

Posted March 27, 2006 - 04:46 AM

#9

Sounds like a beatch to me too.

" Why don't you find another site to talk like an idiot."
Why so sensitive??


Have you seen some of his posts?

  • lrutt

Posted March 27, 2006 - 05:22 AM

#10

I'll call BS on that law. All Ducati Monsters now come wth plastic tanks, and I know they sell them in Oregon.

So I think I'd challeng that. And BTW, go with the Clarke 4.0, great tank.

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  • Eric Henion

Posted March 27, 2006 - 07:10 AM

#11

Don't the new Huskys come with a pkastic tank and are 50 state legal?

  • prairiedawg

Posted March 27, 2006 - 07:14 AM

#12

I don't think they even try enforcing that ancient law about plastic gas tanks being illeagal. If they did most of the cars and trucks on the road wouldn't pass inspection because they almost all have plastic fuel tanks. prairiedawg

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted March 27, 2006 - 08:50 AM

#13

On the shroud end of it- if you put on an XR400 fender, or relieve some parts of the L's huge floppy fender, you can reduce/eliminate the temp gain from removing the shrouds.

Dave

  • Jayzonk

Posted March 27, 2006 - 09:08 AM

#14

Speaking of idiot talk, here's one for ya:
At one time oral sex was illegal in California. Did they ever overturn that law? Do they enforce it?? :thumbsup: ...considering Cali is the porn capital of the world....
Re - getting a metal tank. Have you considered getting one fabricated? It might cost you a bit, but if it works out, you might have a small business for yourself!

  • Jayzonk

Posted March 27, 2006 - 09:09 AM

#15

Speaking of idiot talk, here's one for ya:
At one time oral sex was illegal in California. Did they ever overturn that law? Do they enforce it?? :thumbsup: ...considering Cali is the porn capital of the world....
Re - getting a metal tank. Have you considered getting one fabricated?

  • txncanada

Posted March 27, 2006 - 10:24 AM

#16

I was just asking about registering a XR650R here is Alberta Canada for the street. One of there reasons for not allowing the bike on the road is they do not allow plastic thanks on the roads that are not in between frame rails or protected by metal. He said street bikes with plastic tanks are protected.
That being said...He also said it might be posiable to register it. He knows of a few on the road.

  • rkuckkahn

Posted March 27, 2006 - 10:42 AM

#17

Yep I have the Clarke 4.0 and it's just right, weight, size, channel's in the air........perfect fit, looks gooooood too. Just buy it, put it on, tell the cops you bought it that way and you are so very sorry. (By the way most of the plastic tanks on the above referenced bikes meet a spec that is a bit higher than the Clarke tanks or have shell protection. The DOT idea has to do with how durable the thing is in an accident.......so you don't have gas splashing all over you in a fall, gets ignited and you find yourself on fire. Seeing yourself on fire isn't so bad it's when it gets to your skin that you have problems. "Ever heard of Kevlar honey" (words for the wife).

I keep a list of stuff on my wife when she gets me in a fix like HondaXR650L has. "I'll tell on you if you tell on me, nanny nanny boo boo" We have a very mature relationship.

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted March 27, 2006 - 11:35 AM

#18

Speaking of idiot talk, here's one for ya:
At one time oral sex was illegal in California. Did they ever overturn that law? Do they enforce it?? :thumbsup: ...considering Cali is the porn capital of the world....
Re - getting a metal tank. Have you considered getting one fabricated?



Speaking of idiot talk, here's one for ya:
At one time oral sex was illegal in California. Did they ever overturn that law? Do they enforce it?? :thumbsup: ...considering Cali is the porn capital of the world....
Re - getting a metal tank. Have you considered getting one fabricated?




and that...


...was in stereo.

:confused:






all kidding aside, I worked in a fabrication/machine shop for a while, I think fabbing up a metal tank would cost an obscene amount of money if you didnt have the capability to do it yourself.

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted March 27, 2006 - 11:38 AM

#19

I did hear (although I cant remember exactly where anymore) that the EPA actually had alot to do with the whole plastic fuel tank issue... something about "permeable emissions" from the gas evaping through the tank's plastic.

:thumbsup:

  • rkuckkahn

Posted March 27, 2006 - 12:57 PM

#20

Think you're right Happy. That's why "stickers" have problems sticking to plastic fuel tanks and often bubble. You can clean and reclean for good adhesion and they just keep getting a film of "oil" on them.

Now that makes some sense.





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