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Offline Grumpleton

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2013, 07:27:20 am »
Ive run a IMS tank dry , how the fuel gets out of the lower part of the tank is a mystery  :patch: but it does come out some how.
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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 07:31:57 am »
Forgot to mention I am running a 5.5l tank from a wr450 at the back of  my DRZ too, nice fuel range now :D




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Offline Professor sprocket

Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 10:31:44 am »
Well, I reckon if the tank has done the Amageza that does it for me. But N[]va Im loving that  wr450 tank! Wish I'd done the same with mine. I have a new frame there now (very nicely done by the way, can give contacts of welding guy for anyone that need it) so that rear tank wont fit.

My mate has a 5 liter tank from Rally Raid at the back of his KTM 690.

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/KTM-690-Enduro-R-SMC/ktm-690-enduro-rear-tank/ktm-690-enduro-rear-fuel-tank-natural

If that fit the DRZ it'd be a bonus. He has it off the bike so may have a try.

Grumpleton.... how can it run dry? Maybe you were punishing it so bad you foamed the fuel and the petcock gobbed it upside down? Great effort! I'll try it on mine soon no doubt.

Anyway, I asked the same question (how to get the redundant fuel from the 4 gallon tank on the DRZ400E) to IMS. Here is what they said:

Hello Thomas,

In short, IMS has no system to recover remaining fuel for engine operation
when fuel level is on left side only, below fuel valve pick up tube
bulkhead.

The IMS part number 115521 Mold I.D. DR-4, IMS DRZ400 fuel tank is rated as
"USABLE FUEL" 4.0 gallons, Not all the fuel in the tank. To transfer fuel
from the right low point to the left petcock side when fuel level drops far
enough below back bone of frame the motorcycle must be stopped, "ENGINE
OFF". If ground is not level place wheels on highest ground with lowest
ground to left, petcock side. With fuel cap in place lean bike to left
petcock side, low enough to transfer as much fuel as possible. Be careful
not to allow tank to touch the ground. Stand bike up. After this procedure,
when fuel is no longer entering fuel pickup tube while operating engine, you
are out of usable fuel.

Regards,
Stephen Murray
IMS Products Inc.

Sounds fair enough to me...
 

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Re: DRZ Fuel tanks
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2013, 07:31:00 am »
you can run them dry, I had to get help going in to oasis with my one after a very long day from Middlepos when we did the dirty dozen trip, after lots of water crossings and doubling back, it helps to go up hill though :ricky:
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