Best Large Capacity Tank?

17 replies to this topic
  • enmerdeur

Posted February 24, 2001 - 05:10 AM


I am going to get a large gas tank for my 99' YZ400. Any suggestions on the best one? Acerbis?IMS?Clarke?Ty Davis?

  • dirtdad

Posted February 24, 2001 - 06:02 AM


check this out http://www.yamahausa...cess_frame.html

  • yzernie

Posted February 24, 2001 - 10:50 PM


my friends who have them like the IMS.

  • Michael

Posted February 25, 2001 - 04:52 PM


I just went through is what I found (these are all about 3.2 gal):

Clark (about $150) - lowest price - but they have their name in the side of the tank - and I think the fit finish is maybe not the best of the breed (though they are not supposed to be bad)

IMS (about $190) - good tank with nice lines. It is only attached with the left side bolts. This is not an attachment issue (many people ride with these and have had no problems). I had concerns with how I'd fit my works connection radiator guards.

Ty Davis ($????) - Narrowest of the lot, but hangs way down and restricts access to the carb (hot start and choke) and has a cut-out for the kick starting. Just didn't appeal to me.

Acerbis (about $175) This is the one that is shown on the Yamaha site (and the one I ordered). Similar in width to the YZ tank. Comes with a trick Machined Cap, and an alloy top section that can be replaced with a dry break. Comes with dual petcocks. They are doing a redesign to improve clearance up top for a scotts damper, and to provide better access to the carb on the left side.

That is what I think I know....... Good Luck - your results may vary! :)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 28, 2001 - 11:18 AM


Definately go with the clarke......
petcock is on the left instead of the right sidee mounted backwards like the IMS and it is 40 bucks cheaper.
I have had one for 2 yrs and no problems with it. NATURAL color nos stains!!!
narrower thatn the Acerbis and ImS also
no probs w/scotts dampner either.
I race desert and can do about 110-118 on this one at race pace.

  • Patman

Posted March 01, 2001 - 04:55 PM


Acerbis is the only way to go. I checked them all out, pay the cash get the best.

  • jj

Posted March 01, 2001 - 08:45 PM


Clarke makes a great tank. Love mine.

Oh, yea, I haven't had any yellowing of my tank graphics... :) nock on wood :D :D

JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender

  • enmerdeur

Posted March 03, 2001 - 01:37 PM


I went with the Clarke. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for all the posts.

  • Taffy

Posted March 03, 2001 - 02:54 PM


i'm with the clarke, i can't compare but i love what i got.

if i understand correctly the tyu davis could be a better tank for racing but not for finish of product.


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  • mikeolichney

Posted March 05, 2001 - 11:29 AM


Doesn't Cycra make a YZ tank? Has anyone tried that one? I refuse to buy a Clarke after the way they treated me a few years ago. I will probably go Acerbis for my WR250. The Ty Davis I use for HS on my 426 does not fit. The kickstarter is changed and will not fit in the tank recess.

  • Hick

Posted March 05, 2001 - 02:20 PM


Originally posted by mikeolichney:
Doesn't Cycra make a YZ tank?

Not for the thumper(s). When I asked last year their were no plans to add this to their product line.

  • Unkle_Moose

Posted March 05, 2001 - 02:58 PM


Hey Michael Thanks for having your new ACERBIS Tank shipped to my work. I will let you know how well it fits on my WR426F 01
Thanks your B n Law

P.S. i can I get your new seat also.

  • Michael

Posted March 05, 2001 - 08:55 PM


Good thing your sister wanted to yell at me about buying a new tank - so she brought it home as evidence before you could install it! :)

It is a very nice tank! Fits very well, and uses all the stock mounts. I'll add some pictures in the next day or two

  • enmerdeur

Posted March 06, 2001 - 02:28 PM


Just got done mounting my new Clarke and it is nice. Fit and finish is great. I set it up with two petcocks so I don't have to do the leaning and sloshing deal to use the full capacity. Looks great, fits great! Utah West Desert here I come!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 06, 2001 - 02:42 PM


en .................
where and when do you ride usually?
Buzzards 24mar01?

That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........
It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!

  • enmerdeur

Posted March 06, 2001 - 03:29 PM


I am down in Utah Valley (American Fork) so I have mostly been out to Five Mile Pass, Dugway, etc. I have been wanting to make it out to Knolls. I have only recently started riding again and am somewhat new to Utah riding. Any info you could pass to me would be appreciated.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 06, 2001 - 05:50 PM


try the knolls.......
sand/hills/whoops/single track/flats/jumps/etc
a little bit of everything
careful with the mudflats.......

That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........
It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!

  • techman

Posted March 09, 2001 - 05:32 PM


Wooohoooo guys!!!!! Got it from Ty himself, the pipe-fitting spin-out from overtorquing problem has been redesigned on all the in-stock tanks! It's now like a normal petcock, machine screws and an O-ring, no spin! They're made by IMS, a pretty reputable company.

Petcock's on the left, as per normal, there's just a cross-over tube.

Skinny seats for me! Now it's time for original YZ skinny with WR range!

There's a slightly different revision soon coming out for the YZ250F because the kick starter is slightly different than the 426.

Check out, Zip-Ty tools page two for pictures of it.

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