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DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« on: August 02, 2008, 12:10:40 pm »
Anyone know what the reserve is for this tank?

Fitted one on my bike today ...what a blerie lekker thing it is ...gives the bike a bit of bulk and adds protection to the oil cooler in a spill...

excellent farkle for a DR..

instructions dont mention the reserve size, nor does the website funny enough
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 01:01:47 pm »
With a tank that size why worry about the reserve? >:D ;D

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 09:44:03 am »
Pics as requested.

4.9 gallon is just shy of 19 litres which is a 6 litre (45%) increase over the standard tank. I anticiapte a range of about 400km's with this which will be perfect in africa.

Cost of the tank was 2500 ront give or take a couple of cents. comes with petrol tap and all the bits an pieces needed to install it...does not come with a lil plastic cap to cap off the vacuum though ...but will get one ,prolly less than a rand or so.

Money well spent an gives the bike a bit of bulk ..an i am tall so bulk is a lil good.

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 08:42:13 am »
An update on this....this past weekend was the first oppurtunity i have had of going onto reserve etc.

The tank size while indicated at 4.9  US gallons (18.6 litres) actually took 19.6 litres and was bone dry. The bike did cut out but i pulled the bike up on the side stand to allow the petrol from the right had side to get to the fuel cock.This gave me another +- 15 km's.

REserve is hit with about 3.5 litres left.

the DR when at steam on the open road is a lil thirsty ...+- 17.5 km's to the litre but that was at full taps. When cruising its just over 20 to the litre.

On a 900 km ride it used no oil though.

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 09:05:05 am »
On a 900 km ride it used no oil though.

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With Funacide's birthday run - before we set off, someone (I think it was Plottie) asked if I had topped up the oil and checked the fuel.  this is not funny.  :patch:

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 09:22:57 am »
Clarke looks better but is smaller (16l)
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 09:42:47 am »
looks good !  :thumleft:
 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 09:45:50 am »
Both tanks look great!  :thumleft:
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 09:46:28 am »
i still like that monster tank that lucky striker had on his bike  :ricky:
 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 09:57:21 am »
i still like that monster tank that lucky striker had on his bike  :ricky:

I also liked that JoJo tank - it looked serious
 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2008, 10:00:20 am »
i still like that monster tank that lucky striker had on his bike  :ricky:

I also liked that JoJo tank - it looked serious

1200 adventures will take you along as backup fuel with that tank  ;D
 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2008, 10:43:34 am »
i still like that monster tank that lucky striker had on his bike  :ricky:

Butt ugly  :pot:

and I get two Clarke tanks for the money.
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 10:48:16 am »
and I get two Clarke tanks for the money.

cool did not know you can fit 2 tanks to a bike  >:D

 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2008, 11:06:20 am »
and I get two Clarke tanks for the money.

cool did not know you can fit 2 tanks to a bike  >:D




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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2008, 11:08:54 am »
i liked the aqualine as well ...  the bike shop kind of threw in the tank with the deal so i cant complain too much about it.

the IMS is just shy of 20 litres, at sedate speeds that is 400km's ... when and if i get my african trip off the ground i think i will be ok
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2008, 11:36:51 am »
Bigger is better >:D, LuckyStrikerâ??s old tank, now mine. >:D >:D

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2008, 11:39:03 am »
like that tool tube?

specs etc etc etc
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2008, 11:47:18 am »
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like that tool tube?

specs etc etc etc


+1 pls start a ''how to'' on that tool tube asap  :thumleft:
 

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Re: DR650SE IMS 4.9 gallon tank
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 09:00:26 am »
Check out this muwwer of a tank ....38 liters  :o ...should be good for 700k's +  8) ...www.off-the-road.de