2009 Rumours-E Start?

Based on what I have seen at the local dealers I can see the motorcycle line getting a new set of graphics and the r and d money going for side by side quads...

Based on what I have seen at the local dealers I can see the motorcycle line getting a new set of graphics and the r and d money going for side by side quads...

great news for the anti side x side lawyers.

i could see those rhino's being really fun and cool. .... for about 2 hours. my neighbor just got one. i have no idea why.... he has a strong winch on it but... with the weight of that thing and the surface area of it's under side, you'll ne a tractor to get it out of any mud holes worth hitting. I'll be riding with him this summer for fun. that'll be a funny pair, and dirt bike and a rhino. if i break anything i can through it in his mini-bed.

Does anyone know why the RMZ450 has an aluminum tank? What is the reasoning behind that?
The tank is not typically pressurized for the sake of doing it, exactly, but as an indirect consequence of how the system works. Fuel is pumped to the injector in excess of the amount used at any given moment, and the unused fuel returns to the tank under pressure. Under some conditions, this can raise the pressure in the tank quite a bit. Plastic tanks don't deal with this very well.
^^^ Ya CF is some crazy strong sh*t! I tried to modify my CF frame protectors by moving the holes over a bit and it took me a half hour and 3 drill bits. I was VERY supprised... Just my experience though

Gotta use the right drill bits...high speed steel bits don't cut it. We use tungsten carbide single lead drills in aerospace to drill it, and even then, change out bits every 5 holes or so.

it's because the fuel needs to be pressurized.

Well my '05 GasGas is fuel injected with a fuel pump in the plastic tank and it works fine. So, does Suzuki really NEED to use a metal tank?

I'm not familiar with how GG does EFI, so I can't speak to why it's not needed on that bike specifically. Possibly yours runs a low pressure system or lacks a return line.

Considering the expense and production complexity of using an aluminum tank, you can be fairly certain that if it weren't necessary, they wouldn't.

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