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Acerbis 3.3 gallon tank

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I guess I'm the only one excited about this new tank. From what I hear it bolts right on and no leaks or upside down petcock or different shrouds. I'm getting one. :thumbsup:

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What about your WR side plastics ?

do they bolt on now ? or do you need to get YZ plastics ?

cheers

Warts

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Got stuck in the mud with my new tank. It does, indeed, bolt right on, with no leaks. Mine shipped WITH a proper petcock. The only stupid thing about it is--the petcock is vertically higher than the lowest part of the tank, so when you run out of gas, there is still gas in there. Go Figure. I love it anyway.http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/rubberbandman_03/MudBike.jpg

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Got stuck in the mud with my new tank. It does, indeed, bolt right on, with no leaks. Mine shipped WITH a proper petcock. The only stupid thing about it is--the petcock is vertically higher than the lowest part of the tank, so when you run out of gas, there is still gas in there. Go Figure. I love it anyway.http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/rubberbandman_03/MudBike.jpg

That was the single most important reason I went with the IMS. I think it sucked having to buy new shrouds with the IMS, but otherwise it is a well thought out tank with the petcock at the absolute lowest part of the tank. I like the design of the Acerbis a lot, just wish it was more like 3.5-4 gals with a lower petcock. Someone really needs to make a tank like the Aqualine 4.0 except without the ridiculous price tag.

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Thanks for the input guys. That sucks if the petcock is that low on the new Acerbis tank. Does anyone have an idea how much fuel is left? :thumbsup:

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When I spoke to the guy at Just Gas Tanks he told me they have only recieved 10 of these 3.3 tanks. They expect more at the end of the month.

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The tank in the picture is the 3.3 gallon. It doesn't require new radiator shrouds--they're part of the tank/and hold gas. It is just barely wider than the stock tank w/shrouds.

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I only get about 110 miles out of this thing. The stock 2.2 gallon tank on my 03 wr450 would go 120. Was GWBush and his other oil cronies somehow involved in production of this new engine? I can live with the decreased fuel efficiency, but it seems like if the engine burns that much more fuel, there may be more wear/ less longevity. Am I crazy or does anyone else's 2007+ get significantly worse gas mileage than previous models?

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I thought the same thing about how crappy the mileage is on my 07 W.R. But then I take the wifes D.R.200 out (it gets over 100 m.p.g.) and crack the throttle.

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I only get about 110 miles out of this thing. The stock 2.2 gallon tank on my 03 wr450 would go 120. Was GWBush and his other oil cronies somehow involved in production of this new engine? I can live with the decreased fuel efficiency, but it seems like if the engine burns that much more fuel, there may be more wear/ less longevity. Am I crazy or does anyone else's 2007+ get significantly worse gas mileage than previous models?

I think more than anything else, you were just getting phenomenal mileage out of your '03. Let's face it, 55 mpg out of any modern 450 would be outstanding. The norm would be anywhere between 30 and 40 for most riding conditions and elevations on a well jetted bike.

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