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DRZ Fuel tanks
« on: May 01, 2013, 08:50:20 pm »
Im sitting here wondering to myself if 19liters will be enough on the DRZ and If I should not spend a little bit extra and get the Safari 28l tank?

Then I wonder, when would you EVER need 28l of fuel on the DRZ?

I plan to use the bike for more technical trips (lesotho-namibia-rigtersveld)
 

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 05:43:25 am »
Remember, 28lt is at least 26kg extra. I remember Sidetrack use to get 25km/l on his. With a 19lt it is nearly 500km already?
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:02:59 am »
Thats a good point. I need to measure my current km/l (or after its been jetted) and determine if it will be enough. I would like to have between 450-500km range on a tank.
 

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 08:23:52 am »
The Safari tanks are ugly and expensive, get the Clarke 17L
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 08:48:17 am »
The Safari tanks are ugly and expensive, get the Clarke 17L

I seem to like the look of the Acerbis 25l's on the XR's

This are the options

IMS  $247 4gallon


Clarke $199  3.9gallon (E is a 3.6|17l)


Safari $560 7.4gallon



I just dont want to ever worry about fuel
 

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 08:50:18 am »
I have the IMS - No problems, give a range of close to 400km, If I need longer range I take a small 5l jerry can with
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 08:57:05 am »
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 09:21:39 am »
Never really liked the tanks where the rad guard was a part of the tank. But then both tanks on my ktm is llike that. I just dread the day when you have an off on tar and the tank gets damaged by the sliding, and youre stuck.
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 09:51:00 am »

I just dont want to ever worry about fuel


If you rode an old BMW G/S, you could fit an HPN tank...


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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 10:06:30 am »
Just remember the S and E has different tank mounts when ordering
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 12:51:15 pm »
Yes, I'm aware of the difference. Thanks for the remind sidetrack.

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 09:24:53 pm »
Just remember the S and E has different tank mounts when ordering

I mounted the S tank to my E frame. And it was a bit kak. Etienne did it no problem. But for me it took ages to remove the tank, never fitted properly and I lost use of my choke. So I gave up on it. I also never needed all 18litres. I am doing fine with the 14litre E-model tank.
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:39:16 am »
Just remember the S and E has different tank mounts when ordering

I mounted the S tank to my E frame. And it was a bit kak. Etienne did it no problem. But for me it took ages to remove the tank, never fitted properly and I lost use of my choke. So I gave up on it. I also never needed all 18litres. I am doing fine with the 14litre E-model tank.

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 11:38:45 am »
I think I have the IMS 18/19L tank on mine now.

Found it to be a very comfy fuel range
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 12:57:08 pm »
Where do you guys suggest a order the 3.9 gallon clarke tank? I have the 2004E model and etienne told me with a little mod it should fit perfectly on the bike.
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 01:08:07 pm »
Im planning on bringing the IMS from JGT, If you like, I can order two?
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 02:17:00 pm »
Im planning on bringing the IMS from JGT, If you like, I can order two?
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2013, 12:15:14 pm »
Hello good people.

I just fitted a 4 gallon IMS tank to my DRZ 400E…

Anyone got any experience with this tank? In particular, anyone know how you get the fuel from those lower bits of the tank, by the radiator? The reserve fuel pipe goes up about 1 inch from where the petcock joins the tank, so must miss a load of the fuel…. Im thinking about putting an extra bit of hose on the reserve pipe, so it sticks down into the lowest part of the tank - but it seems an odd way to have to go.

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2013, 12:46:28 pm »
I have the same tank on. You DRZ and did the Amageza with it on and It's brilliant. Haven't done anything to get that last bit of fuel
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