Desert tank time!!!
Posted February 16, 2011 - 05:43 PM
Posted February 16, 2011 - 08:02 PM
Posted February 17, 2011 - 07:22 AM
Best tip I can give you is to chuck the fuel line that comes with it and replace it with a brass t fitting and some fuel injection line. Other than that the install is easy.
+1 (Great advice )
Infact, here is a post I wrote up for Krannie:
For the 03-06 WR's I would highly recommend the Acerbis tank. The Acerbis tank does have a high profile by your balls but it isnt so close to the header with the right side bladder like the ims thank does. Also the Acerbis tank is a 3.3 gallon tank that holds closer to 3.47859 gallons (Read THIS). Lastly, your stock seat will work with the Acerbis tank with out modification.
Your stock shrouds wont fit because in 03-04 the WR had their own style but in 05-06 they took on the YZ shrouds so you will need new shrouds (either way you need new shrouds and those sick custom audio graphics you have on your X )
Also when you go to run the fuel lines, I highly recommend going to the auto motive store and buying some automotive fuel lines (1/4") and a brass T (5/16"). This advice came from Clark the WR forum moderator and it was well worth it (HERE and HERE).
Here is a picture of the Acerbis tank installed on my 06:
Posted February 17, 2011 - 08:20 AM
Posted March 01, 2011 - 11:27 AM
Posted March 02, 2011 - 08:32 PM
Posted March 03, 2011 - 08:03 AM
You have to move the mounts from your stock tank to the acerbis tank. Be very careful that you don't mix up the rubber grommets. Depending on how you put them in, you could end up with 1) very little clearance on the left for the choke to be pulled out or 2) the right side petcock touching the head bolt.
I chose to have more space on the choke side, which puts that petcock/hose on the right in danger of melting. So I have two hose clamps on the right, one holds the hose, the other serves as a poor man's heat sink and absorbs some of the heat from the head bold.
DO NOT get caught out on the trail and have this situation be a problem for you. Make sure you deal with it up front.
Definitely get some heat resistant hose and a brass T to help you hook up both sides of the tank.
Other than that, enjoy your extended range.