Best After market Fuel Tank for an 03 wr450
Posted January 02, 2009 - 07:52 PM
Posted January 02, 2009 - 08:00 PM
Posted January 02, 2009 - 08:54 PM
The IMS tank for the steel framed Yamaha WR450F's is too wide and has a problem in that they hang down very low on the right-hand side, placing the fuel line and the bottom of the tank VERY close to the exhaust pipe. There were people who saw their expensive motorcycles reduced to ashes, when the tank or fuel line melted and leaking fuel ignited. A friend of mine buried what was left of his 2005 WR in the forest of Northern Baja California, Mexico after just such an occurrence. Another friend with an IMS tank on his WR450F had all of the fuel leak out of a melted fuel line, leaving him a long way from home and out of gas. Fortunately there was no fire. The IMS tank is a bad idea for your bike.
Posted January 04, 2009 - 05:30 PM
Is there a heat insulator available for the tank to around the bottom of the tank so it wont boil the fuel.
After reading this, not sure I want to put on the IMS tank. It came with the bike when I bought it. But did not like the fuel line set up as I mentioned.