Acerbis 3.3 gallon tank
Posted June 10, 2008 - 05:06 AM
Posted June 11, 2008 - 09:59 PM
Posted June 12, 2008 - 07:27 AM
do they bolt on now ? or do you need to get YZ plastics ?
Posted June 12, 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted June 12, 2008 - 12:35 PM
Got stuck in the mud with my new tank. It does, indeed, bolt right on, with no leaks. Mine shipped WITH a proper petcock. The only stupid thing about it is--the petcock is vertically higher than the lowest part of the tank, so when you run out of gas, there is still gas in there. Go Figure. I love it anyway.http://i85.photobuck..._03/MudBike.jpg
That was the single most important reason I went with the IMS. I think it sucked having to buy new shrouds with the IMS, but otherwise it is a well thought out tank with the petcock at the absolute lowest part of the tank. I like the design of the Acerbis a lot, just wish it was more like 3.5-4 gals with a lower petcock. Someone really needs to make a tank like the Aqualine 4.0 except without the ridiculous price tag.
Posted June 12, 2008 - 08:50 PM
Posted June 13, 2008 - 04:37 PM
Posted June 14, 2008 - 05:32 AM
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Posted June 15, 2008 - 12:36 PM
I only get about 110 miles out of this thing. The stock 2.2 gallon tank on my 03 wr450 would go 120. Was GWBush and his other oil cronies somehow involved in production of this new engine? I can live with the decreased fuel efficiency, but it seems like if the engine burns that much more fuel, there may be more wear/ less longevity. Am I crazy or does anyone else's 2007+ get significantly worse gas mileage than previous models?
I think more than anything else, you were just getting phenomenal mileage out of your '03. Let's face it, 55 mpg out of any modern 450 would be outstanding. The norm would be anywhere between 30 and 40 for most riding conditions and elevations on a well jetted bike.