Black or Natural Color IMS Tank?


12 replies to this topic
  • NorCal

Posted November 05, 2006 - 03:58 PM

#1

I'm trying to get my 2006 YZ450 ready for the desert. I don't know what color tank to get. Do the natural color IMS tanks get all brown and nasty looking after a couple seasons of riding. If it does, then I will opt for the black. Can anyone send some feedback? Thanks!:mad:

  • 642MX

Posted November 05, 2006 - 04:04 PM

#2

I would get the natural color just because its easier to see how much fuel is left.

  • ThompsonV311

Posted November 05, 2006 - 05:09 PM

#3

Back in March 06 I bought the natural for mine, and it still looks new. But I usually drain it if I'm gonna let it sit more than a couple of days, or put the stock tank back on for track riding. The black would probably look cool, but it sure would be hard to tell whatcha got left.

  • NorCal

Posted November 05, 2006 - 05:27 PM

#4

Back in March 06 I bought the natural for mine, and it still looks new. But I usually drain it if I'm gonna let it sit more than a couple of days, or put the stock tank back on for track riding. The black would probably look cool, but it sure would be hard to tell whatcha got left.


Well I used to have a CR250, and it was always a pain in the ass to tell how much fuel was left because it sits inside the frame. I'm not too concerned about that. I know I won't drain my tank either. I'm just concerned about it turning a nasty brown.

Do you have any pictures of your bike with the ims tank? Could you post them please?

  • ThompsonV311

Posted November 05, 2006 - 06:14 PM

#5

I will be putting it back on tomorrow for an Enduro next Sun. I will take some pics and post here.

  • flintlock28

Posted November 05, 2006 - 08:04 PM

#6

I bought an oversized Zip-Ty tank, that I believe is either made by Clarke or IMS. From what I have been told, all of the Natural tanks will turn to varying shades of brown. Mine definately did. I think I heard it is from the gas Vapors, and not from the actual liquid gas. Some type of chemical reaction that can't be avoided.

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  • rexbond007

Posted November 05, 2006 - 08:05 PM

#7

get black, makes the bike look better. just open the cap and tilt side to side to see level, just like you do to see the stock level.

  • NorCal

Posted November 05, 2006 - 09:05 PM

#8

Yeah. I agree completely. I'll get the black.

  • rooster wrooster

Posted November 06, 2006 - 08:47 AM

#9

Check this thread for some pics of the IMS natural. Its been on since April with no discoloration.

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=433254

  • ThompsonV311

Posted November 07, 2006 - 10:13 PM

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  • NorCal

Posted November 08, 2006 - 03:15 PM

#11

Wow.... that natural color is really nice! I actually just ordered my Black IMS tank yesterday. We'll see how it looks with the yellow plastics.

  • ThompsonV311

Posted November 08, 2006 - 04:18 PM

#12

Definately post some pics of the black.

  • NorCal

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:02 PM

#13

I will. I got black rims too, but the plastics still have stock graphics. Is there anything else out there for the yellow Yamaha's besides the One Industries?





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