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elkinthrobber

IMS tank sun damage??

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CLarke does it as bad if not worse. Its not from the sun as I keep my bikes in the garage and it does it. Its from the gas/ gas vapor. I notice my bikes with race gas discolor less...not sure if that means anything though.

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my red IMS tank has held its color OK, but its garaged when not ridden, and I hit it with a shot of lemon Pledge now and then .. pretty dull finish to begin with .. :)

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yea i'm talking about the nat. color one. i have the clarke on my kx 250 and it hasen't turned color yet but it's kept inside but i have still seen some of them that have. i thought it was the sun but maybe it is the gas that's doing it. well it still looks like crap on my XR....... anyone know what to do?

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I have a white IMS tank on my 94' XR650L. It has discolored over the years from the gas. It has a tan color to the lower 3/4 part of the tank. No cleaning I have ever tried works.

RH

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Yeah I've had the red IMS 3.2 on my bike for just over 2 years now and it's still in perfect shape color wise :)

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my clarke is also doing the same and so did my ims , its a small price to pay to be able to see your fuel :)

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The only way to keep it looking fresh is to drain your fuel after every ride. The fuel turns the natural tanks a dark brownish color. Happens to all tanks, just the neutral shows it the best. Steny :)

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How well does the tank's Red color match the original Honda red on your XR? I have a 2003 XR400 and wanted to get a lrger tank. However, I want the new tank color to match the fenders well.

Kirk

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a buddy's old 600 has a plastic tank so old, its a deep brown ... he calls it "plastic rust" .... :applause:

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I have a clarke 4.0, red, and it matches my '05 xrl perfectly. It has a nice bright, smooth finish :applause:

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