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Offline MalcolmX

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Which long range range tank?
« on: August 11, 2011, 05:55:22 pm »
Been think about which one as there is over a million!! I prefer the acerbis, because it looks...yeah it looks :biggrin:
 

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 05:59:54 pm »
or the clarke tank etienne had...
 

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 09:31:55 pm »
There are 6 options:

You can ignore these 3:

Clarke e-model = 14 liters, waste of time
Safari aqualine 18 liters = too expensive compared to IMS
Safari aqualine 18 liters = too big, unless doing a rally, and it'll cost you R5000.

This leaves:

IMS 18 liters = good option, but i think they look ugly, and when you fall you scratch the tank 'wings'
Acerbis = unknown entity, but i reckon will be awesome, nice size at 16 liters
Clarke s-model = 17 liters, a bit tricky to fit...

I bought an S/SM tank, like Etienne had, this is what I got up to trying to attach it:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=73259.0

At the end of the day, the solution I found was fairly simple; two metals bars with a kink in them to hold the tank on. If you're handy with a drill and can bend mild steel flat bar, you'll do fine.

But in retrospect I would rather buy the Acerbis tank. You'll be the only person (I know) in RSA with one on the DRZ. You can get an IMS from Runner on the forum. I've heard some people say they're awesome, I've heard other people have issues with them leaking.

Go with the Acerbis tank!
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 11:17:12 am »
I have an IMS...some do not like the way they look...I like mine.

Yes , when you fall they do scratch slighty , BUT , they do offer excellent radiator protection....which one is more affordable/mission critical , you decide.

As for them leaking , mine has never done anyhting of the sort
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 11:28:07 am »
Clarke e-model = 14 liters

I have this on my DRZ. For general use it is obviously much better than the standard 10 liter
tank, but if you don't plan to do longer distances, an aftermarket tank wont really be one of your
real needs.
After my bike was jetted at Superbike Solutions (Wrench) to accomodate the FMF-pipe and the
sprocket ratio of 15 - 44 was installed, I got a reach of 300 Km on the Clarke 14 liter tank.
.........and I was not holding back on the throttle.
 

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 07:21:07 pm »
Get a pipe, rejet, fit a ACERBIS tank, save tons of weight.
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 07:31:44 pm »
Get a pipe, rejet, fit a ACERBIS tank, save tons of weight.
???
Never knew rejetting and fitting a BIGGER tank, saves weight? Will keep that in mind thanks :thumleft:
 

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 07:39:13 pm »
Metal tank vs. plastick tank?
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 07:39:49 pm »
Metal tank vs. plastick tank?
Comes with a plastic tank.
 

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 07:44:53 pm »
this is where the usual poop comes in and says buy a klr comes standard with nice 23l tank :biggrin:

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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 08:33:37 pm »
Skaap tjops, Lammie se kerrie wors en Klein Karoo sterre;
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 08:44:28 pm »
I have this on my DRZ. For general use it is obviously much better than the standard 10 liter
tank, but if you don't plan to do longer distances, an aftermarket tank wont really be one of your
real needs.
After my bike was jetted at Superbike Solutions (Wrench) to accomodate the FMF-pipe and the
sprocket ratio of 15 - 44 was installed, I got a reach of 300 Km on the Clarke 14 liter tank.
.........and I was not holding back on the throttle.

Wow. That's really good range?!?!? I was only get 180kms on the standard tank, after re-jetting, but I had a crap pooratech pipe on and my gearing is SHORT, 14-44.

I'm aiming for 300kms with the 17liter tank  ???
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 08:52:45 am »
I've got the Acerbis which I'm very happy with. With 15-44 gearing, I get around 320km to a tank.
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 10:59:57 pm »
Acerbis - Clarke - IMS in that order.
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Re: Which long range range tank?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 11:29:12 pm »
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