Acerbis for XRL


7 replies to this topic
  • auron

Posted December 20, 2007 - 12:24 PM

#1

Obviously, mounting one of these isn't going to overheat your engine but over time, is it possible that the crouding of the engine by the tank could be a bad thing? I'm interested in one because of the dual-petcocks do they allow for full drainage with out tipping the bike over? Does it use any stock petcock parts?

  • martinfan30

Posted December 20, 2007 - 12:25 PM

#2

Obviously, mounting one of these isn't going to overheat your engine but over time, is it possible that the crouding of the engine by the tank could be a bad thing? I'm interested in one because of the dual-petcocks do they allow for full drainage with out tipping the bike over? Does it use any stock petcock parts?


i dont know about the petcocks, but the design of the tank is not going to affect the operating temp. much.

  • xr650l bum

Posted December 20, 2007 - 12:37 PM

#3

I like to cover the bottom of my tanks with the heat shield tape. Foil on one side glue on the other.

  • tgstoken

Posted December 20, 2007 - 01:33 PM

#4

Having JUST installed one on my '93 XRL, the 5.8gal tank comes with 2 complete petcocks. The tank mounts up quite sturdy and is made of a really thick plastic. The only downside to using it is when you are also using aftermarket barkbusters. The clamps that hold the barkbusters on will gouge a hole in the tank if you turn to full lock. I personally ground down the clamps to a very rounded, smooth profile so they "hit" the tank and not "gouge" it.

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  • wheelnut46

Posted December 20, 2007 - 03:55 PM

#5

I like to cover the bottom of my tanks with the heat shield tape. Foil on one side glue on the other.


+1
:banghead:

  • split484

Posted December 21, 2007 - 07:42 AM

#6

hey tgstoken - what tank did you install?
I've got a '94 with a beat-up OEM on it and I'm looking to install a late model acerbis sahara tank. Anythoughts?

  • tgstoken

Posted December 21, 2007 - 09:47 AM

#7

I installed the Acerbis 5.8gal for the XR650L.

  • Cobalt650

Posted December 22, 2007 - 12:05 PM

#8

I like the heat shield idea, win-win.





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