Extended range tank - 1 gal more



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  • RedBaron

Posted August 10, 2003 - 03:48 PM

#1

I couldn't find any larger tanks for the WR450 that imcreased the capacity by a gallon or more. I fabricated this holder - it bolts to the headlight mounts (2 top and 2 bottom) and holds a std 1 gallon gas can. Plan on using it only for those long day trips. It can be changed out with the headlamp in about 10 minutes.

Will be subjecting it to "durability testing" next weekend. :)

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  • Anthem

Posted August 10, 2003 - 06:20 PM

#2

Haha, nice! I got a buddy with a 2-stroke who keeps having to turn back just whan we're getting started, if you make and market one that's say, 3 gal. Lemme know! :)

  • ETP

Posted August 11, 2003 - 03:20 AM

#3

Nice. You might want to to glue some rubber matting to the inside surfaces for vibration dampening against the plastic tank.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:13 AM

#4

How does it handle with all that weight on the forks that have to turn? :)

  • drzphatkid

Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:54 AM

#5

Has anyone tried filling ther rad overflow with gas? It's not a gallon but might get you back, combined with you're reserve and overflow i wonder how far you could get? :)

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  • ddialogue

Posted August 11, 2003 - 06:18 AM

#6

Acerbis used to make a number plate fuel cell that would hold one gallon. I don't know if they make it anymore but my buddy has used his for years. Looks kind of silly, but it sure is functional. Has several tubes on it that draws fuel from the number plate tank first and then the bike tank. He said it makes the front end a bit heavier but he doesn't really notice much of a difference in handling (he's running it on a 2000 YZ250.)

  • Garry_on_a_426

Posted August 11, 2003 - 06:38 AM

#7

Has anyone tried filling ther rad overflow with gas? It's not a gallon but might get you back, combined with you're reserve and overflow i wonder how far you could get? :D


Why not just fill your radiator with gas :)

  • jwriott

Posted August 11, 2003 - 07:49 AM

#8

They still make the unit that replaces the numberplate. PN 11251006 for the 1.3 gallon.

11250006 for the 0.8 gallon tank. Either is $62 through Chaparral.

They also made one that replaced the left side panel for the YZ's. It was white and looked just like the panel only it was a gas tank. I can't find it in the Acerbis catalog.

  • kev426

Posted August 11, 2003 - 02:16 PM

#9

They also made one that replaced the left side panel for the YZ's. It was white and looked just like the panel only it was a gas tank. I can't find it in the Acerbis catalog.


It was made by aloop . I also heard that the tanks where bending subframes due to the extra weight :) Big piece of :D do a search for aloop there is a few old posts on it
kevin :D

  • sonorawfo

Posted August 11, 2003 - 03:14 PM

#10

I use a ACERBIS .9 gallon tank on my CR, with some mods the tank does work with a lite, alittle extra wieght on top but the system draws from the Acerbis tank first so wieght is gone in 25 or 30 miles. :)




 
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