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Old 02-22-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Acerbis, Clarke, IMS - Are extended run tanks created equal?

Acerbis VS. Clarke Vs. IMS ??

There's a few out there, within as little as makes no difference in price.

Are they created equal? Any horror stories? Oppositely; Any rave stories?

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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All are similar in quality. It comes down to the specific tanks, made for specific bikes. The tanks for a DRZ-400 for example are slightly different shapes and volume depending on the manufacturer. The Safari tank is dramatically different.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:30 PM   #3
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I've had all three at one time or another, depends on what bike you're talking about. I prefer the twin petcock 5.8 gallon Acerbis on xr650l but I haven't been able to make it work with a big fin head.
IMS has had some quality issues from what I've read lately, something to do with their mfg process. I liked the shape of those vs a Clarke.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
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Acerbis VS. Clarke Vs. IMS ??

There's a few out there, within as little as makes no difference in price.

Are they created equal? Any horror stories? Oppositely; Any rave stories?

Thanks guys!
You really can't go wrong with neither of those if you ask me...
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:03 PM   #5
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I've had almost every one of these. I've just ordered a Safari brand.

On every bike there was a better tank from all the Mfg's. On my XRL, the Acerbis was the worst choice. The tank was fine, the mounts were an Italian nightmare. I had to rebuilt it several times, it almost became a flaming pile several times. On my XRR the 6.6 gal Acerbis was a very good tank, the 4.5 gal IMS was very good also.

Often, the retailers know which one is the best.
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