Clarke Tank

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  • tomb1957

Posted December 22, 2006 - 12:25 PM


I just bought a Clarke 5 gallon tank for my 1998 XR600R, not real happy with fit of tank compared to my stock one. I have gaps between tank and seat and side plates. Purely cosmetic. I called Clarke and was told there is no adjustment. How it is once you bolt the tank in place is the way it will stay. I verified seat is slid into place correctly, both front and bottom. I think it needs to be back 1/2 inch and it would be ok. Anyone have similar problem and fix?

  • CTXr650L

Posted December 22, 2006 - 07:46 PM


i have an IMS tank on my 650L and noticed the fit wasnt as good as the stocker, the fit is still pretty nice but not perfect. i think its just the nature of the beast when it comes to aftermarket plastic tanks.

  • platterdr

Posted December 23, 2006 - 01:13 PM


i just put a 4.7 gal Clarke on my 650L and its not perfect either but when you double the size of your tank I just figure you have to deal with it a little. I can live with imperfections for an extra 2 gal of gas

  • RJCXR600

Posted December 23, 2006 - 03:09 PM


Many of have the same issues with fitment of the Clarke tank. Here is a pic of how mine fit on my 95 xr600.


  • goblin127

Posted December 23, 2006 - 08:48 PM


I don't even notice it anymore.

  • exaresix

Posted December 25, 2006 - 06:10 AM


If you think that is bad, don't ever order a stock-sized Clarke tank. There are some die-hard Clarke lovers on this forum who will deny that these tanks fit poorly. i'm not one of them.

  • tomb1957

Posted December 26, 2006 - 03:25 PM


I made new brackets that moved the tank back about 1/2 inch.
Not perfect, but a lot better.

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  • bcone

Posted December 26, 2006 - 04:01 PM


My Acerbis 6 gal. tank fit perfect with very solid mounting hardware. Only complaint is the petcocks were a bit cheap. Clarke tank was tried and failed to fit so I went with the bigger tank. Heavier but gives me 230 mile drive range.

  • squatpuke

Posted December 27, 2006 - 08:15 AM


I noticed that the "bad" fit was on older models....

Getting ready to drop some Benjamins on a Clarke for my '07. Should I expect problems?

  • evomx971

Posted December 27, 2006 - 10:25 AM


I put a Clarke 4.0 on my '94 XR650L and thought it fit good. I've noticed that in general people seem to be happier with the Clarke 4.0 from a fit perspective than the bigger 4.7

I cut the wire support they send with the tank in two and used it to more solidly attach the front of the tank to the now un-used wing mounts. Very solid now.

  • tomb1957

Posted December 27, 2006 - 10:46 AM


I noticed that the "bad" fit was on older models....

Getting ready to drop some Benjamins on a Clarke for my '07. Should I expect problems?

After my bracket mod I'm very happy with the tank. What bike do you have, 650L or 650r?

  • squatpuke

Posted December 27, 2006 - 03:43 PM


'07 Xr650l

  • tomb1957

Posted December 27, 2006 - 06:18 PM


I'm thinking about looking looking for a 650l or 600r California registered frame or fixer upper and use my motor and other parts, so I can do some dual sport rides.

  • deanlikesstella

Posted December 28, 2006 - 01:30 AM


I have a clark tank on my xr650r and it fits ok

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