clarke gas tank supports ( trick idea)

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  • drtlvr

Posted April 10, 2007 - 03:50 PM


I will not take credit for this idea,I saw it on another xr but I can't remember where,so who ever came up with it:applause: :ride: :thumbsup: :worthy: :ride: :ride: :p :lol: :ride:

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  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted April 10, 2007 - 04:52 PM


Thats pretty slick!

  • tirebiter

Posted April 10, 2007 - 06:18 PM


Sweet- like the turnbuckle approach.:thumbsup:

  • vade

Posted April 10, 2007 - 06:50 PM


That is an awesome idea.:thumbsup:


Posted April 12, 2007 - 03:33 AM


evil minds think alike.

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  • Mchester

Posted April 12, 2007 - 05:30 AM


Looks cool but must weigh a LOT more than my 1/8" x 1/2" Aluminum strip brackets. Maybe a bit overkill...


Posted April 12, 2007 - 08:27 AM


Looks cool but must weigh a LOT more than my 1/8" x 1/2" Aluminum strip brackets. Maybe a bit overkill...

Actually, mine are 1/4 x 20 and pretty light. They also allow your adjust the distance between the bottom of the tank and the cyl head to allow for more air circulation - better cooling. Of course, some folks like the bracket look. :thumbsup:

  • TDC71

Posted April 12, 2007 - 10:01 AM


Thats a good looking support, but I figured I'd use plastic strips for support cause if I dump it which happens once in awhile on the trails I want some flex . the strips I use allow some flex and will break in a hard hit.Those turnbuckles will rip out the bronze anchor nut in the tank if the tank takes a decent shot. But thats my 2 cents.


  • drtlvr

Posted April 12, 2007 - 12:35 PM


yes they are alittle heavy,but all the hype on weight is way over rated, most of us are trail riding anyway,the xr650l is not a race bike,and its alot more simple to loose the weight on the old gut then it is to shed alittle weight on a bike that is just fine the way it is. treadmarks it was your bike now that I see it again,cool idea

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted April 12, 2007 - 01:52 PM


Duct tape and heim joints, is there anything they can't do?


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