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IMS 3.2 or Clarke 4.3?

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I can't decide between these too tanks. I like the stock looks of my bike but I only got 90km out of the stock tank on my last ride (most of which was 130 km/h plus). Does anyone have pics of these tanks in red color with the stock tank decals applied? Thanks.

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I have the Clarke 4.3 in red and it matches great...fits great also..

Sorry, no pics of it ...Its not on the bike at this time...

Have had no experience with a IMS tank..

There will be others that will let you know......:mad:

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I have the Clarke 4.3 red tank and it fits perfect. See pic on nsdsc.ca under gallery of members bikes, Iggy

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I have been running the IMS 3.2 and my riding partner has the Clarke 4.3. The biggest difference between the two tanks (other than the obvious size) is the feel between the knees. The Clarke tank is noticably wider at the seat tank junction and also through the entire tank. If you wear knee braces or guards, you will notice the transition if you grip the bike hard with your knees. The IMS 3.2 is about as wide as the stock tank. It should be noted that Clarke made a running change in their 650R tank mold. The newer tanks are a little narrower than the older ones (my riding partner has had both) and hold the fuel lower on the left hand side of the tank. In fact is a little bit of a challenge to get to the choke with one of these on. I do not mind the Clarke tank when I am trail riding, but with a choice between the two, I will not race a 650R with the Clarke tank (too wide). I cannot comment on the red coloring of the tanks as we both run the translucent tanks, but from viewing other 650R's, the red tanks are a match to stock plastic.

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Dropski I like the IMS 3.2 in white it just says Baja to me,J.C. "not the biblical JC" says it is narrower than the stocker and i spose he might know.

You have used KPH where you at big guy.

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Dropski I like the IMS 3.2 in white it just says Baja to me,J.C. "not the biblical JC" says it is narrower than the stocker and i spose he might know.

You have used KPH where you at big guy.

Northern Ontario. If Johnny likes it then it's good enough for me.

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So Canada is metric crazy,i thought you'd be imperial.

I work with CAT dozers and J.D. ag stuff and imperial bolts and nuts suck badly.

Anyhoo i would buy an IMS 3.2 in the white but by the time it gets here to Australia it costs like 700 bucks,way too rich for my blood.

The IMS looks trick i reckon.

Just my .2 drachma.

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Going from the stock to my 3.2 IMS was easy. They dont feel that much different. I rode my buddies BRP with IMS 4.6 and it was really wide. I havent tried the Clarke.

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I just installed a Clarke 4.2 gallon on my XR250 (different bike, but tank is similar). I'm very happy with the product.

The best way to order is direct from Clarke. I ordered through their website and it was here in no time. Installation was easy, fitment was spot-on. I did shim it up a tad in the rear so that the alighment with the seat and plastics was clean.

Once mounted the tank is solid. I realize that the 650 is slightly different... but the width at the knees on the 250 tank is similar to stock. It doesn't get wider until in front of the knee.

Make sure you clean-out the tank before installation. Mine appeared to be very clean out of the box, but I still managed to rinse and blow-out some plastic shavings.

I'm very happy with Clarke. If only all aftermarket components went on as easy and fit as good.

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I had the Clarke on my 2001 XR650R. It bolted up perfectly and the color match was exact. I really liked the way it looked too. Here are a few picks of it over the years.

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So Canada is metric crazy,i thought you'd be imperial.

I work with CAT dozers and J.D. ag stuff and imperial bolts and nuts suck badly.

Anyhoo i would buy an IMS 3.2 in the white but by the time it gets here to Australia it costs like 700 bucks,way too rich for my blood.

The IMS looks trick i reckon.

Just my .2 drachma.

The IMS are cheap when shipped to Australia - I've done both an XR600 and CRF450R tank and delivered they were $400. I think one was $360.

IMS or Baja designs are the ones to call in California.

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Did you pay import duty RMhrc.

Did it go door to door,cause if it do at that price i'm in matey.

I PMed you as i need info.

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