IMS desert tank on 03 WR450
Posted February 12, 2003 - 04:35 AM
Here's the kicker, and it just doesn't sound right to me. IMS told me that I do have to buy YZF shrouds because the WR450 and the YZF450 have different size shrouds. They are the same shape and they look the same side by side, but they are about an inch different in size. Does this sound right to you guys?
I called N-Style about graphics and they say that there are two different graphic kits for the WR450 and the YZF450, but it's the tank part that is different not the shroud. The tank and graphics are on backorder, so it may be a while before I can start bolting things up and comparing. So I guess the WR450 waiting continues. I finally got the bike and now I have to wait on parts.
If any one has a way to compare the two shrouds and see what the difference is please let me know. I hate to spend more money than I have to. My local shop doesn't have anything in stock that I could hold up and compare. I thought the WR was wider and that was it, maybe I'm wrong.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 12:27 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 04:14 AM
Bamy, you know I didn't even ask how much the tank holds (gals). I had to much going on in my head to ask the most important question. I guess I should find that out.
Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:22 AM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 08:08 AM
I hear what your saying. I get a pretty good deal through sponsors so the cost isn't as bad. I just like the fact that the tank gives the bike a little lower center of gravity, and I ordered it in natural (clear) so I can see the fuel when I'm pitting and riding. I hate guess work. I like to look down and see how much fuel I have to determine how much I need. It also helps from overflowing the tank and possibly causing a fire while pitting with the quick dump, you can see the tank filling up.
If your a trail rider, or you don't do long enough races that you need a pit stop it really doesn't make any since to spend the money. The bike will go about the same distance on either tank.
Posted February 13, 2003 - 01:25 PM
Posted February 24, 2003 - 08:22 PM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 07:15 AM
I remember fitting my 98' WR400 with the A-Loop one gallon rear side tank which complimented the IMS 3.4 gallon tank for a total of 4.3 gallons. I did the Moab White Rim ride (120 miles+) several times without refueling . The only issue was that I needed to use the rear side tank first to normalize sag and that was a pain. Long uphills would prevent fuel from flowing from the rear tank to the carb so I often switched tanks to suit terrain until the rear was empty. I installed that fender tank on my 02' WR426 but sold it with the bike when I got the 03' WR450. I thought the 03' air filter door would be in the way, but now I wish I would have kept that rear tank. Even if 3.4 gallons is enough, how often have you wished your 2-stroke friends had an extra gallon ? I'll take a wait and see attitude until April when the long-range Moab ride occurs. At that time 3.5 gallons is a minimum - bummer.