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Old 07-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #29536
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Aftermarket tanks

Anyone having "exposure" problems i.e. puntures, breaks, ruptures in their aftermarket tanks?
I really like the IMS 4.7 gal. but, I've only seen one mounted. It sure looks like that tank would be compromised on a fall-over, not to mention a GOOD fall-over. I'll part with the $400-500 but kinda scared of bustin it. Sure do like the idea of 200-300 mile ranges though!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #29537
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Anyone having "exposure" problems i.e. puntures, breaks, ruptures in their aftermarket tanks?
I really like the IMS 4.7 gal. but, I've only seen one mounted. It sure looks like that tank would be compromised on a fall-over, not to mention a GOOD fall-over. I'll part with the $400-500 but kinda scared of bustin it. Sure do like the idea of 200-300 mile ranges though!
The plastic tanks are much more durable than the steel ones.

When I had a KLR 650, the going suggestion was to get an IMS 6.6 gallon tank, because it was so tough that the tank shrouds would protect the radiator in a crash. Thus, by buying the tank, you did not need to buy radiator guards.

I've biffed more times than I can count on the old KLR w/ IMS and on my previous WR w / IMS. Scratches aplenty, but never any leakage.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #29538
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I had an acerbis 6.3 gallon tank on my last bike and I bought it well used. There were several deep gouges in it and I fell a few times doing up to 40 mph on some hard packed large gravel and it just adds more scratches. I never put anything larger than the previous owner had. I would think it would take a good fall on a really pointy object at the perfect angle to bust one open. Or maybe a car wreck.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #29539
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Anyone know the thread pitch and size for the oil drain bolt? Lost mine going down the road this afternoon, out of spares, hopin the local shops have one in stock but given their previous record I'm not holding out hope. Motor is fine i think given the nice pool of oil tgat spewed out when i stopped.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #29540
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Anyone know the thread pitch and size for the oil drain bolt? Lost mine going down the road this afternoon, out of spares, hopin the local shops have one in stock but given their previous record I'm not holding out hope. Motor is fine i think given the nice pool of oil tgat spewed out when i stopped.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #29541
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Anyone having "exposure" problems i.e. puntures, breaks, ruptures in their aftermarket tanks?
I really like the IMS 4.7 gal. but, I've only seen one mounted. It sure looks like that tank would be compromised on a fall-over, not to mention a GOOD fall-over. I'll part with the $400-500 but kinda scared of bustin it. Sure do like the idea of 200-300 mile ranges though!
Funny that you posted today, I was about to ask a similar question. I dumped and added some character marks to mine yesterday. Glad to hear that they are so durable. A good portion of the cost is probably the diaphram pumps that suck fuel out of the wings. A replacement tank only might be less expensive from IMS than the full blown kit.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #29542
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Anyone know the thread pitch and size for the oil drain bolt? Lost mine going down the road this afternoon, out of spares, hopin the local shops have one in stock but given their previous record I'm not holding out hope. Motor is fine i think given the nice pool of oil tgat spewed out when i stopped.
I noticed in Autozone the other day that they had a pretty good selection of drain plugs. You might check there if other sources fail.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:26 PM   #29543
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #29544
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #29545
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Got a new drain plug and washer this morning, also finally changed the gaskets on the oil filter cover. So far so good, still runs smooth and no new noises... think i dodged a bullet with this one...
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #29546
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I always put a little bit of loctite thread sealant on every time I take any drain plugs out. Basically just a paste form of Teflon tape and I have never had a problem with leaks or fallouts.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #29547
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I always put a little bit of loctite thread sealant on every time I take any drain plugs out. Basically just a paste form of Teflon tape and I have never had a problem with leaks or fallouts.
I use yamabond. Though I think I have the honda equivalent right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamalube-Yamab...words=yamabond
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #29548
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+1 on the Yamabond #4. Good stuff, Maynard.

p.s. Duc plugs don't fall out..........

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #29549
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Does anyone actually do this?



High Five, an experienced wrench and WRR expert, doesn't mention it in his how to:
http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...e/93-oilchange

No other bike I ever owned had this step. If I need to, I will, but it seems strange that only the WRR/X needs this done.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #29550
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TW200 has a similar oil flow check bolt.
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