IMS vs CLARK tanks


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  • IBLucky

Posted January 18, 2008 - 03:57 PM

#1

:cool: I am looking to buy a bigger tank, and I priced both of those brands for a 3.1 gal tank, and the IMS is almost $100.00 more than the the one made buy CLARK, is the IMS that much better quality?? or would I just be wasting moola???
I called IMS today and they quoted me $285.00 over the phone.

  • biwwy2000

Posted January 18, 2008 - 05:14 PM

#2

from my experience the clarke tanks are great and i have not had any issues with any of my tanks.

they are a different shape than the IMS.

clarke tanks tend to be higher at the gas cap, to get as much volume as they can.
this may lead to a clearance issue if you plan to use a stearing dampner.
check with the manufacturers for compatability.

there is a thread on here talking about some IMS tanks rubbing on the frame and developing a leak.
do a search and see if that issue has been resolved.

just remember...more gas means longer rides.......watch out for monkey butt...haha
wear cycling pants that are padded in the crotch...

  • rich1167

Posted January 18, 2008 - 05:44 PM

#3

Heres a pic of my Clarke tank and crumpled rad, shroud. Plenty of room for a stabilizer. As you can see. The gas in this tank lasts longer then I can. If you do a search you will find more than you can read in a year on the tank debate.
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  • KennyMc

Posted January 18, 2008 - 06:42 PM

#4

I have not had any problems with the IMS tank. You can get the tank for about $229. It's about $50 more.

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  • tweav

Posted January 18, 2008 - 11:49 PM

#5

the last time I didn't think clark made a tank for a 07 + here's a pic of my black ims
there's damper room
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  • IBLucky

Posted January 19, 2008 - 12:13 AM

#6

That look great! that's the tank I'm looking for. where did you get it from and are those YZ shrouds? on that Wr and what size is it??

  • tweav

Posted January 19, 2008 - 01:12 AM

#7

It's 3.1 gal . I got it from http://www.justgasta...s-gas-tanks.php

yes those are 07 yz450 shrouds . and a 06 wr 450 petcock

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  • 5valve

Posted January 19, 2008 - 03:12 AM

#8

Checking this ebay item - IMS 3.1 gal for 400wr

Seems 3.1 doesnt exist, just 3.4
IMS list- 19th row.

  • RAZ227

Posted January 19, 2008 - 06:55 AM

#9

Checking this ebay item - IMS 3.1 gal for 400wr

Seems 3.1 doesnt exist, just 3.4
IMS list- 19th row.


They do...just go down to line 25 or so. they come in Nat, blue and black

This is the one Im getting.

  • KennyMc

Posted January 19, 2008 - 09:26 AM

#10

:cool: I am looking to buy a bigger tank, and I priced both of those brands for a 3.1 gal tank, and the IMS is almost $100.00 more than the the one made buy CLARK, is the IMS that much better quality?? or would I just be wasting moola???
I called IMS today and they quoted me $285.00 over the phone.


BTOSport has them for $225 with no tax or shipping. The best price I have seen out there. The part number for the 06 - 07 YZ is the same as the 07 WR.

http://www.btosports.com/p/IMSLCFTY

  • 5valve

Posted January 19, 2008 - 11:27 AM

#11

They do...just go down to line 25 or so. they come in Nat, blue and black

This is the one Im getting.

But not for 400. Just 3.4 or 4.0.

  • RAZ227

Posted January 19, 2008 - 06:16 PM

#12

But not for 400. Just 3.4 or 4.0.


Noticed that!! My bad...:cool:

  • SDMatt

Posted January 19, 2008 - 07:34 PM

#13

#1. What type of riding are you doing?

The stock tank vs the 'larger' tank isn't significantly more. What about looking into a Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank? I bought a Acerbis 3.1 gallon and it did help a little, but I wish I would have gotten the 6.6g for basically the same price. I have talked with quite a few WR450 owners and the Acerbis tanks fit extremely well. I bought the $200 3.1, and now I'm going to buy the 6.6 for Baja...

  • dl19

Posted January 20, 2008 - 08:03 AM

#14

Why not an Acerbis. Seems like everyone really likes them. They add a gallon or 33% more mileage. I would think that is a substantial gain over stock. Just gas tanks has them for 200.

  • cpr1

Posted January 20, 2008 - 09:02 AM

#15

The Acerbis 3.1 fits very nicely, and the bikes ergo's are still just as good as stock.:cool:




 
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