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Old 04-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #75436
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The Acerbis is said to be of better quality and fit.
That's hearsay..........
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #75437
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That's heresy..........
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I have had my IMS for 10K now. Fit was spot on. Only problem I had is when they started using ethanol the rubber in the gas cap came apart. Called them...they sent a new one in 2 days. I even use the IMS petcock with no problems. I have the clear one and it has stained a little where my knees rub it. It is a DR- not a show bike.

I will say I like the look/lines of the Acerbis better- but I think it looks huge on the DR.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #75438
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IMS VS Acerbis

I have tried both and they both have there issuies but i finally went with the Acerbis.

IMS pros and cons
. smooth finish that cleans up easy with a magic eraser
. the natural color quickly went brown in 3 months
. I really had to push it towards the neck to get the mount bolts to go in without cross threading
. cap threads on easier
. pet cock sets more inboard
. comes with black fuel line
. seams are hidden on bottom/inside of tank so they are not visible
. brass inserts for petcock mounting screws
. seat concepts seat fits perfectly

Acerbis pros and cons
. little more fuel capacity
. texured finish is a little harder to clean even with magic eraser
. the tank seams are facing outwards and they were a little rough for my liking so I smoothed the seams out with a file
. mounts up with no drama and the bolts align easily
. hardware is slightly better
. appears larger than the IMS tank
. petcock is placed further out on the tank, and while it doesnt appear it will contact the ground in a tip over it does make me wonder
. I like the angular lines vs the rounded lines of the IMS (personal preferance)
. comes with clear/pink fuel line
. petcock screws thread into plastic. mine threaded up solid but i think you need to be somewhat careful not to strip the plastic holes out
. my seatconcepts seat does leave a slight gap


bottom line both are good tanks, it just boils down to looks and if you want the ever so slight amont of more fuel. I think mine has now swelled as I can get 5.4 gallons in the acerbis.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #75439
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I'm looking at upgrading the rear shock to something that actually works.

I would love to get a cogent rear rebuild but money is a bit tight. I've noticed on Procycles webiste I could buy the Race Tech Rear Shock Gold Valve kit for $159.95 plus delivery.

I'm sure cogent would be the best, but would this be a decent upgrade for the rear shock in comparison to the poor performing stock shock??

What ever you do, get something with rebound adjustment. I know guys that paid $700 for a shock without compression or rebound damping and no external reservoir.

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heresy

**Fixt

It is a DR- not a show bike.



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Old 04-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #75440
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.......but I think it looks huge on the DR.
My tank makes my butt look fat.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #75441
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Is the balancer chain simular to a timing chain, and is it a major PIA if it needsto be replaced, and dose it destroy the motor if it goes south fast. Even if the engine is toast i might get it to build a hybrid bike any way, but i would have to get it dirt cheap for that. I still need to confirm it has a valid street title ect... Might even be able to see it run. More research tonight, its only 1/4 mile from my house.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #75442
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dr 650 side covers

Anyone know where to buy side covers at the best price?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #75443
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Thanks everyone! I just ordered the Acerbis tank from justgastanks.com They have a coupon code for ADVRiders that saved me $14.00 and free shipping.

Can't wait to install it so I don't have to worry about finding gas out in the sticks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #75444
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Acerbis vs Stock Tank Weight

Wondering who has weighed them and if there is much difference.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #75445
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Wondering who has weighed them and if there is much difference.
It is a DR
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #75446
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My tank makes my butt look fat.
Funny, my butt makes my tank look small....
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #75447
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Ok it's a 1990 and the shock is blown
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #75448
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It is a DR
Sorry, no, I'm asking about the tanks, not the bike. I'm trying to find out what the tanks weigh and the difference between the two in weight, regardless of the bike.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #75449
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Acerbis tank price?

Colorado cj what did you pay with the discount?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #75450
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Front Brake Caliper hanger - small parts?

Just did the full Galfer supermoto 320mm front disk upgrade (via ProCycle), with their pads, braided hose, and a longer caliper hanger for my supermoto wheelset. Wow, big improvement on the road! It actually slows down pretty fast when you grab a handful. What a concept.

But... I still want to change back and forth to the stock wheels easily, and don't really need the extra power, or want to ding up the big disk in the dirt, so switching the big disk back and forth on the hubs, or getting another one for the 21" wheel is out, not to mention the extra $$.

So in addition to switching the front drive sprocket (bigger for dirt, smaller for road, duh) and the wheels themselves, I also have to change the caliper hangers (so the caliper fits either the stock or 320mm disk), no big deal.

But I've also got to change three small parts that attach directly to each hanger: a little flat springs that holds in one end of the pads, a flimsy little rubber boot, and one slide pin that screws into the hanger.
What a hassle. And I just know that damn spring is going to fly across my garage and get lost at some point.
Ok. So I go to partsfish.com and try to order an extra set. Well, you can guess what's coming... you can get the rubber boot (#7 in image linked below) and the slide pin (#6), but if you want that little brake pad retaining spring, Suzuki will sell it to you, but ONLY if you get a new brake hanger too (#11). Both for only $70. What a deal!
Click link to see blow up of all the parts.

http://tinyurl.com/d9btuo3

So... Any Zuke nuts here run into this issue themselfs and solve it? Has it been threaded about already on ADR? I tried to search and can't find it on the DR thread.
Or does anyone know a source for a substitute brake caliper brakepad retaining spring (or whatever they call it) that fits the DR caliper?
Is this spring a generic motorcycle brake part I can easily find at any well stocked moto shop?

Thanks a bunch inmates.
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