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Old 12-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #72211
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Do Acerbis tanks have this much of a problem emptying fuel?
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.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #72212
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Don't know if this could help, but... I have pressurized the gas tank on my ST1100 with lung power and piece of hose to get fuel to the carbs when the 'lectric pump failed. Not recommended for a long trip, and do remember to remove the hose from yur mouth before ya inhale.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #72213
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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?

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #72214
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I just purchased the acerbis tank and it looks the same to me. You will know for sure when you fill it up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #72215
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So the ongoing struggle to get my Safari tank dialed in continues. When I last checked in you guys told me to fill it up and see how far I can get before it craps out. Seemed like the logical thing to do so I filled it with 33 liters (still had some in the tank when I rolled up to the gas station) and rode it for 275 miles. Then 5 miles from town in 108 degree heat, it stopped. It looked like I still had a lot of gas left so the only thing I could do was shake the bike a bit and luckily got some gas into the engine. Once at home I let everything cool down and I sprayed the carb inlet elbow with ALOT of WD40 and proceeded to empty the remaining gas into another container. When the Safari finally ran dry I found that it still had an additional 4 1/4 liters of gas remaining…and I was pissed. So I stripped the tank off grabbed a set of vice grips and cranked the elbow over to the 90 degree position. Was pretty happy that nothing snapped off and after I put the tank back on I re-routed the lines and removed the cheap inline filter I installed.



This is what it looks like now.


Does this look right to you? How bad is that bend in the hose?

Going out for a ride tomorrow and hopefully I can get another 50-60 miles before it goes dry. If not, I might be putting the Safari in the flea market and picking up a Acerbis. I really need the range and don't want to carry external containers if I don't have to.



Stay tuned and thanks again for your help.
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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.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #72216
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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.
My Acerbis tank is a 5.3 gallon. The petcock is above the intake on my carb, but I have a TM 40.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #72217
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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?

Thats the one on craigslist right, in spokane?
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #72218
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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, 02:52 PM   #72219
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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, 02:57 PM   #72220
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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, 03:00 PM   #72221
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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:


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

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #72222
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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, 03:15 PM   #72223
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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, 03:20 PM   #72224
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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, 03:25 PM   #72225
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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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