04xr650l new ims tank stock petcock?

7 replies to this topic
  • sdpitch

Posted November 14, 2006 - 05:34 PM


will the stock petcock work in the ims 4.0 tank?

  • swm007

Posted November 14, 2006 - 06:40 PM



I dont know about the IMS, But I do know that the stock petcock will work on a Clarke brand tank..For a 06 XR 650L

  • sdpitch

Posted November 14, 2006 - 06:55 PM


On your petcock is there a nut that threads onto the stock tank? I am having difficulty removing this nut, any advice?

  • CTXr650L

Posted November 14, 2006 - 07:06 PM


i have the ims 4.0 gal tank on my 06 xrl650 and the stock petcock fits just fine... as far as getting the nut off just get a good fitting wrench on it and hope for the best, maybe a little penetrating oil if its really screwing with you.

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  • sdpitch

Posted November 14, 2006 - 07:28 PM


i might be missing something because i have the petcock off the stock tank and all i have on the ims tank is a hole and two screw holes were the petcock goes . the nut doesnt seem like it comes off the petcock?

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted November 15, 2006 - 07:39 AM


It sounds like you have the one for the XR600. You can get an XR600 petcock or get the adapter from IMS.

  • Rideaide

Posted November 15, 2006 - 03:55 PM


The IMS tank should come with a hardware kit to install the stock petcock into the new IMS tank.:cheers:

  • Owyhee

Posted November 15, 2006 - 04:44 PM


I put a IMS 4.something tank on my 600 last week.

I reused the stock tank's petcock on the IMs tank.

The screws holding the petcock to the stock tank were a bugger. I cranked on one hard and the brass mounting thing spun in the plastic. I ended up having to rip it out. (The tank may not be ruined, I may epoxy it or plastic weld it back in...)

The stock petcock did not seal to the IMS tank. At all. Zero. It was a mess. After spilling gas all over me, the bike, and the garage, I used some silicon (RGV?) sealant to improve the sealing surface. It worked and even in 20 degree temps there is no leak.

Granted, you may be more mechanically inclined than I am (I am mostly an idiot) or luckier, and get everything to work well. Good luck.

By the way, I got my tank used (no install kit) for $75 from a nice TTer.


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