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IMS fuel tank question

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i just put on an IMS fuel tank , and noticed that the crossover fuel line on the right side is basically up against the cylinder and very close to the header pipe as well. i put a thin rubber sleeve line around it to help shield it some, but it still has me worried a bit. anyone else with the IMS desert tank have this same problem with any tips ???? thx for any help. :cry:

btw, this is on a '04 yz 450 :cry:

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Yea,

Made me VERY nervous too. I shortened the line as much as possible to make the radius stay up off the header. NO FIRES WANTED HEAR!!! :cry:

I also put a couple zip ties on the other side of the carb to keep the line right where I wanted it. Makes me wonder why IMS would do such a thing :cry: I've got a full season of hard woods riding without incident (knock on wood)

Later

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Use a zip tie or two to hold the line away from the header. It won't hurt it to touch the head, but if it rests on the pipe, it will melt.

I think I got really lucky with mine. I didn't notice, but it had slipped down and was touching the pipe. I had a little get off, and after picking the bike up and getting ready to start it, my buddy points down and yells at me. I looked down and saw gas leaking out right onto the head pipe! This was about an inch behind the petcock, so I was able to cut the last inch off the fuel line and hook it back up. I ended up buying some heavier fuel line, and zip tying it up so it CANT touch the pipe.

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