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Best Large Capacity Tank?

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I just went through this....here is what I found (these are all about 3.2 gal):

Clark (about $150) - lowest price - but they have their name in the side of the tank - and I think the fit finish is maybe not the best of the breed (though they are not supposed to be bad)

IMS (about $190) - good tank with nice lines. It is only attached with the left side bolts. This is not an attachment issue (many people ride with these and have had no problems). I had concerns with how I'd fit my works connection radiator guards.

Ty Davis ($????) - Narrowest of the lot, but hangs way down and restricts access to the carb (hot start and choke) and has a cut-out for the kick starting. Just didn't appeal to me.

Acerbis (about $175) This is the one that is shown on the Yamaha site (and the one I ordered). Similar in width to the YZ tank. Comes with a trick Machined Cap, and an alloy top section that can be replaced with a dry break. Comes with dual petcocks. They are doing a redesign to improve clearance up top for a scotts damper, and to provide better access to the carb on the left side.

That is what I think I know....... Good Luck - your results may vary! :)

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Definately go with the clarke......

petcock is on the left instead of the right sidee mounted backwards like the IMS and it is 40 bucks cheaper.

I have had one for 2 yrs and no problems with it. NATURAL color nos stains!!!

narrower thatn the Acerbis and ImS also

no probs w/scotts dampner either.

I race desert and can do about 110-118 on this one at race pace.

AWESOME

$.02

G4

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Clarke makes a great tank. Love mine.

Oh, yea, I haven't had any yellowing of my tank graphics... :) nock on wood :D :D

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JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever , Moose skid plate , Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender

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i'm with the clarke, i can't compare but i love what i got.

if i understand correctly the tyu davis could be a better tank for racing but not for finish of product.

Taffy

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Doesn't Cycra make a YZ tank? Has anyone tried that one? I refuse to buy a Clarke after the way they treated me a few years ago. I will probably go Acerbis for my WR250. The Ty Davis I use for HS on my 426 does not fit. The kickstarter is changed and will not fit in the tank recess.

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Originally posted by mikeolichney:

Doesn't Cycra make a YZ tank?

Not for the thumper(s). When I asked last year their were no plans to add this to their product line.

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Hey Michael Thanks for having your new ACERBIS Tank shipped to my work. I will let you know how well it fits on my WR426F 01

Thanks your B n Law

P.S. i can I get your new seat also.

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Good thing your sister wanted to yell at me about buying a new tank - so she brought it home as evidence before you could install it! :)

It is a very nice tank! Fits very well, and uses all the stock mounts. I'll add some pictures in the next day or two

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Just got done mounting my new Clarke and it is nice. Fit and finish is great. I set it up with two petcocks so I don't have to do the leaning and sloshing deal to use the full capacity. Looks great, fits great! Utah West Desert here I come!

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en .................

where and when do you ride usually?

KNOLLS?

Buzzards 24mar01?

7H

G4racing

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NOPE..........BOY.......

That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........

It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!

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I am down in Utah Valley (American Fork) so I have mostly been out to Five Mile Pass, Dugway, etc. I have been wanting to make it out to Knolls. I have only recently started riding again and am somewhat new to Utah riding. Any info you could pass to me would be appreciated.

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en..........

try the knolls.......

awesome

sand/hills/whoops/single track/flats/jumps/etc

a little bit of everything

careful with the mudflats.......

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NOPE..........BOY.......

That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........

It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!

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Wooohoooo guys!!!!! Got it from Ty himself, the pipe-fitting spin-out from overtorquing problem has been redesigned on all the in-stock tanks! It's now like a normal petcock, machine screws and an O-ring, no spin! They're made by IMS , a pretty reputable company.

Petcock's on the left, as per normal, there's just a cross-over tube.

Skinny seats for me! Now it's time for original YZ skinny with WR range!

There's a slightly different revision soon coming out for the YZ250F because the kick starter is slightly different than the 426.

Check out www.terrycable.com, Zip-Ty tools page two for pictures of it.

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