2007 WR450, what to buy to get a 100 mile tank range?


24 replies to this topic
  • Lennie

Posted August 03, 2009 - 12:38 AM

#1

I only get 50 miles out of my 2007 WR450 with the stock tank, I have searched and found that clarke is the only brand that uses stock rad shrouds but they also seem like a huge tank. Acerbis tanks have built in rad shrouds whichi is no good as there are lots of roacks here so i think they would punctures the tank when i crash.

I "only" want a 100 mile range. What tank would you recomend?

Thanks. :thumbsup:

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 03, 2009 - 10:45 AM

#2

IMS is what I went with :thumbsup:

  • KennyMc

Posted August 03, 2009 - 01:01 PM

#3

IMS is what I went with :thumbsup:


I also went with the IMS.

Another change could be the petcock. If you put it on with the handle on the outside like stock, the fuel line will be pointing to the front of the bike and your fuel line will need to loop back around. If you want the fuel line to be pointing to the back of the bike like stock, the handle to turn off the gas will be on the inside closer to the head.

If none of these solutions are appealing, you just need to get a petcock from a '06 steel frame model. That's what I did.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted August 03, 2009 - 01:05 PM

#4

I've never tried to get 100 mi. out of IMS but I've done 70 without hitting reserve

  • Lennie

Posted August 03, 2009 - 01:23 PM

#5

I've never tried to get 100 mi. out of IMS but I've done 70 without hitting reserve


Only 70? Whats size is the tank?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 03, 2009 - 01:23 PM

#6

I've never tried to get 100 mi. out of IMS


I have can get about 110 or so out if it with 14/50 gearing and working the throttle pretty good...of course this was all baja/desert riding :thumbsup:

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 03, 2009 - 02:00 PM

#7

You just need to get a petcock from a '06 steel frame model. That's what I did.


Here is what Ken is talking about:

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  • SJMC_DON

Posted August 03, 2009 - 02:02 PM

#8

Only 70? Whats size is the tank?


It's a 3.1... what I meant to say / type (or what you misread) is that I have done 70 without hitting reserve. I don't know how many miles I had left before I hit reserve and how many miles reserve will take you...

  • Lennie

Posted August 04, 2009 - 05:08 AM

#9

IMS sounds good, 110 is about double the range of a standard tank!

Is there anywhere recomended to get them from (cheaper the better!) other than thumpertalk?

  • tribalbc

Posted August 04, 2009 - 06:23 AM

#10

IMS sounds good, 110 is about double the range of a standard tank!

Is there anywhere recomended to get them from (cheaper the better!) other than thumpertalk?



http://www.justgasta...e=index&cPath=1


I got mine from them. They also gave me reasonable shipping to Canada.

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  • WR_Dave

Posted August 04, 2009 - 06:34 AM

#11

I also have the IMS 3.1 gal tank.From looking at the website Tribalbc provided, the Clarke tank was what I was after when I bought my '07 but they didn't have them ready at that time. The Clarke tank in the pick shows a 3.6 gal capacity that uses the stock shrouds, but appears to still need the steel framed fuel petcock. I personally don't care for the reversed 07 -09 fuel valve. 3.6 gal capacity should easily get you 100 miles. WR Dave

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 04, 2009 - 06:35 AM

#12

3.6 gal capacity should easily get you 100 miles. WR Dave


so does 3.1 gallons :thumbsup:

  • o2golfpar

Posted August 04, 2009 - 07:13 AM

#13

I only get 50 miles out of my 2007 WR450 with the stock tank, I have searched and found that clarke is the only brand that uses stock rad shrouds but they also seem like a huge tank. Acerbis tanks have built in rad shrouds whichi is no good as there are lots of roacks here so i think they would punctures the tank when i crash.

I "only" want a 100 mile range. What tank would you recomend?

Thanks. :thumbsup:


Lennie, doing some simple math, i calculate you are getting 23.8 MPG. 50 Miles/2.1 Gal stock Tanks. continuing with the same 23.8 MPG you will need a 4.4 gal tank. the IMS tank 3.1 gal will leave you 26 miles short of your goal, the Clarke tank, 3.6 gal., will get you a little closer, however still 14 miles short of your 100 mile goal.

Get the Clarke 3.6 tank and add a Acerbis Front Auxiliary fuel tank .8 gal.

Net result. 4.4 gallons at 23.8 mpg give you a range of 104 Miles.

  • WR_Dave

Posted August 04, 2009 - 07:34 AM

#14

My bike gets 10 kms per liter riding single track mountain areas. with the 3.1 gal IMS (11.7 liters) I would be in the 120 kms range or 75 miles with the 3.6 gal Clarke I would be in the 140 kms range or 87 miles. Keep in mind this is dependant on the type of riding you do. I have never ridden flat out in the desert or on the road with my bike so my info is strictly for single track mountain riding where you are on and off the throttle constantly. Jetting will also have a bearing on the result. :thumbsup: WR Dave

  • tribalbc

Posted August 04, 2009 - 07:53 AM

#15

All depends how hard you are on the gas and soil conditions.
I'll bet I could milk 150km's out of my IMS on dry hard logging roads consciously milking it.
But a muddy, deep sand, hilly HS race will kill a tank in 80km.

  • KennyMc

Posted August 04, 2009 - 09:09 AM

#16

IMS sounds good, 110 is about double the range of a standard tank!

Is there anywhere recomended to get them from (cheaper the better!) other than thumpertalk?



Justgastanks = $242.99
TT = $247.46
Rockymountainatv = $247.99

TT offers price matching so I would give them your business:thumbsup:

  • tribalbc

Posted August 04, 2009 - 09:42 AM

#17

Justgastanks = $242.99
TT = $247.46
Rockymountainatv = $247.99

TT offers price matching so I would give them your business:thumbsup:


But TT doesn't offer very good shipping deals for out of USA

  • KennyMc

Posted August 04, 2009 - 10:07 AM

#18

But TT doesn't offer very good shipping deals for out of USA


Well, that's why it is called research. I would suggest he give Bryan a call as I know shipping on-line is done with estimated weights before the product leaves the building. He now has the price ranges and shipping ranges would be the next step

  • Lennie

Posted August 04, 2009 - 11:24 AM

#19

I have found a second hand acerbis tank that uses normal rad shrouds but it turned out to be a yz not a yzf so its a 2 smoke tank.

  • Lennie

Posted August 06, 2009 - 12:11 AM

#20

Does anyone have a pic of the acerbis tank with built in rad shrouds fitted to a bike? I have searched for ages on here and google but havent found a single pic of one fitted to a bike! Can anyone help?

Cheers, Lennie.




 
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