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IMS/Clarke tank for '10 YZ450F?

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Will they build one?

Because if you look at the new design with the airbox under the tank and the EFI, I can't figure out how they'll make one. If they don't I might have to go KTM next year when I get a 450.

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I'm pretty sure they will be able to make one, but we probably won't like the $$. They'll just have to incorporate intake tube, shrouds, maybe airbox into the tank design.

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I contacted the folks at Clark, IMS , and Acerbis about larger tanks for this bike. They are all just starting the design process on this (GOOD NEWS) but don't expect to have anything until late-spring/early summer (BAD NEWS). The design will probably replace existing radiator shrowds with fuel carrying shrowd much like the Acerbis tank for the KTM 530. hope this helps, until then it's the "human molitov cocktail" for the longer rides.

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Just get a large capacity Camelback. Why buy an MX bike if you`re gonna cruise the woods or dez? Just get a WR.

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Just get a large capacity Camelback. Why buy an MX bike if you`re gonna cruise the woods or dez? Just get a WR.

Why buy a trail bike if you're going to race in the desert? Suspension, handling, weight, and power of the YZ is superior to the WR.

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Just get a large capacity Camelback. Why buy an MX bike if you`re gonna cruise the woods or dez? Just get a WR.

Everyone I ride with uses a Camelback, or some sort of backpack. The 2 liter coke bottles, while potential Molitovs themselves, work well for topping off the tank after you get 15-20 miles down the trail. The coke bottles are already designed to withstand impact (sort of) and high pressures. After the refill, you can flatten it and put it back in your pack. (or not)...You don't know "heavy handling" until after you've ridden one of those older KTMs that had the fuel hanging off the side in those hollow radiator shrouds. There has to be a better design than that.....

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the tank still fills in the same spot(in front of the rider). wouldnt it be possible to just build up from that spot and go over the airbox and what not up towards the handlebars? isnt that kinda what they do now anyway?

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