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Old 12-28-2012, 01:47 PM   #72211
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Yea, Spoken with the seller. He confirmed it's an acerbis. Only wish He posted pictures of different angles.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #72212
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is this an ims or acerbis tank? Seller claimed to be acerbis. But look ims to me. I think acerbis is more angular, correct?

ims
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #72213
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This seems to be a common problem. When I fitted mine I had it the same as yours and when I hit reserve the bike would die even though I had changed to reserve. I had to blow down the tank vent to get fuel into the carb before it would go again.
What you need is a longer hose between the T piece and the carb and it needs to loop down and back up to the tank. This cures it. Straight in like you have it seems to cause an airlock. With the hose going down hill there is always some fuel in it.
Thanks I'll put a "loop" back in it.

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #72214
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Yea, Spoken with the seller. He confirmed it's an acerbis. Only wish He posted pictures of different angles.
that looks like an ims to me; not an acerbis.

acerbis:


ims:



if it's an acerbis, it's some older type...

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #72215
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This post makes me appreciate my simple DR all the more. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=33

Every time a new thumper comes out I get excited and think it might be something to replace the DR. Then I read posts like this. All that just to change the oil.
And I thought changing the oil on my old 520exc was a PITA. Love my dr though suspension no where near that of the old 520...
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #72216
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Is this an IMS or Acerbis tank? Seller claimed to be acerbis. But look IMS to me. I think acerbis is more angular, correct?

Def an IMS.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #72217
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And I thought changing the oil on my old 520exc was a PITA. Love my dr though suspension no where near that of the old 520...
I so badly wanted to put my DR650 engine in the chassis of my 2000 KTM 250 exc. That would've been a fun bike.

Now I think I would just get a 2007 525exc and call it even.

DR is easier to change oil on.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #72218
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Is this an IMS or Acerbis tank? Seller claimed to be acerbis. But look IMS to me. I think acerbis is more angular, correct?

That looks just like my IMS 4.9. The Acerbis 5.3 is more angular. The Acerbis 6.6 for older DR650s looks different.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #72219
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Looking at my Acerbis4.9 tank, it appears that the petcock actually sits below the level of the intake on my carb. Anyone else notice this? I can't actually hook up the fuel line without there being a bit of an uphill climb to it or a bend.
The OEM Suzuki petcock on my IMS 4.9 was just a hair lower than my carb inlet. Then I turned the inlet.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #72220
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I so badly wanted to put my DR650 engine in the chassis of my 2000 KTM 250 exc. That would've been a fun bike.

Now I think I would just get a 2007 525exc and call it even.

DR is easier to change oil on.
Dr oil change is a breeze. Newly purchased 79 xr600 framer should be just as simple. Gotta love simplicity fer sure. Your 250 is a stroke right? Got a 300xcw but she doesn't get ridden much since purchase of the dr and now the track bike in the works. I need to find a way to retire so I can ride em all.... :)
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #72221
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Interesting. I also think that's an ims tank. may just have to call the seller again.

I like the angular acerbis more.

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #72222
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That looks just like my IMS 4.9. The Acerbis 5.3 is more angular. The Acerbis 6.6 for older DR650s looks different.
Looks like the IMS on my dr.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #72223
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Your 250 is a stroke right?

I need to find a way to retire so I can ride em all.... :)
Yeah, 250 was 2T. For what I sold it for, ($900), I should've kept it and put the forks on my DR.

I'm 59 and been retired 2 years now. ( RichBebe)

Still don't ride as much as I'd like.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #72224
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Thats the one on craigslist right, in spokane?
U live in spokane area?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #72225
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Oxford Heated Grips

My lady got me the Oxford heated grips from Twisted Throttle for Christmas, so I thought I'd share a few quick words on them:
1 - the build quality leaves a bit to be desired. When reading through the installation instructions, they actually tell you that you will likely need to take a metal file to the inside of the grips because their rubber molding process may not leave the grips with the correct inner-diameter. This was definitely true in my case. They aren't pretty on the inside, but since the inside is now glued to my bars, I guess that doesn't matter.

2 - the wiring harness for my left grip completely fell apart as soon as I plugged them in. I wound up just soldering the wires together, and it works fine now.

3 - those two points out of the way, these grips heat up in a couple minutes, and they get damn hot. I cannot wait to try these out on the road.

4 - Right now, I just followed the instructions and wired the things straight into my battery. This does mean that any joker can come by in the parking lot, push the ON button, and kill my battery. It also means that I have to be vigilant about turning them off when I turn off the bike. Does anyone else run heated grips off that switched ignition pair that resides under our headlight shrouds? They have a 5A inline fuse, and I don't think the wattage was actually all that high.
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