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XR650L: Larger Gas Tank, Which brand?

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In the 4 to 5 gallon range, what are the good brands as far as fit, ease of use. is one better than the other, Thanks

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Clarke has a 4.7 tank I had on my street Supermoto wooow 2.5 hours 200 plus miles and I still have some petrol to put arround.. Nice looking tank too..

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These 2 pictures show the stock XRL and the 4.0 gallon Clarke. This tank's great...

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Make sure you clean it out when you get it. Mine had a lot of plastic shavings inside of it but it rinsed clean.

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These 2 pictures show the stock XRL and the 4.0 gallon Clarke. This tank's great...

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Make sure you clean it out when you get it. Mine had a lot of plastic shavings inside of it but it rinsed clean.

Do you have any pics of the Clarke tank on your bike?

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not a bad tank but they are right about the shavings in the tank when you get it from the factory.. what up with that?

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I was on my buddies tail most of the time except the straights hehe but we did 200 some miles that day from SF to Bodega bay via twisties and freeway back home.. Clarke tanks rule...

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The shavings in the new tank are evidence of "production streamlining". Its more efficient for them to let you wash the tank out than for them to do it on the 'line. Just splash some gas in there and pour it out.

Anyway, I have an IMS that must be 4 gal or more and I'm happy with it.

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I have the 4.0 IMS , and no problems of any kind, fork clearance, etc... follow their instructions, and tighten up the required bolts carefully, so as not to strip them ... easy install, good fit

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Second the 4.0 IMS tank. Check my webpage for pics installed. Fits well, holds extra gas without the elephant effect, and have had no problems.

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No interference with the tank and my bars. My handguard mounts come within 1/2 an inch of the tank with the bars pinned in either direction.

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The big five gallon tank is the way to go with the bilt in air shrouds, thats the one I'm getting. ( When I can scrape together an extra two hundred dollars ):cry:

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