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Old 03-15-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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Plus Size Fuel Tank for KLX250? Acerbis vs IMS

Hi Guys!

Apologies if this has been covered before- I did a search and could only find a thread about the Acerbis 3.7 gallon tank for the KLX250.

Seems there are really only two options for the KLX250- Acerbis or IMS. These are the only brands I could find. Perhaps there are others that my google-fu just isn't up to finding ;)

Prices and sizes are about the same, so which one would you folks recommend?

Acerbis 3.7 gallon tank for KLX 250:



or IMS which is sometimes listed as 3.2 gallon and sometimes listed as 3.7 gallon...


Some folks report minor fitment problems, but seems like minor issues; nothing that can't be sorted.

Bottom line, I'd like to get the one that's toughest. I understand these plastic tanks age and eventually have to be replaced. Anyone have experience with these brands and can comment on which one might be best?

Thanks!

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Clarke

I fitted a Clarke.



But its only about 10 litres or 2.6 gallons.
And I don't think it fits anything post 08.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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I fitted a Clarke.



But its only about 10 litres or 2.6 gallons.
And I don't think it fits anything post 08.

Thanks! Ok, one more to add to the list! How did you choose this brand? Are you happy with it? Cheers! Tony
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:12 AM   #4
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Thanks! Ok, one more to add to the list! How did you choose this brand? Are you happy with it? Cheers! Tony
I can't remember why I chose the Clarke.
There were 3 options.

http://justgastanks.com/index.php?cPath=4_60_68

The problem with Acerbis was/is that you couldn't use all the fuel in the wings. Blowed if i'm carrying fuel i cant use.
I think the IMS needed a fair bit of modding but I can't remember.

I've sold the bike now but I had no issue.
And I didn't take it easy either.


Check in here, they know stuff.

http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thanks so much Neil!

Those links are awesome! Seems you can't really go wrong with any of those aftermarket tanks I think I'll have to flip a coin to decide!

Final question- my KLX is a 2010 model. I'm pretty sure 2010 (and 2011) are identical to the 2009 other than some color changes, right?

Thanks again!

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Final question- my KLX is a 2010 model. I'm pretty sure 2010 (and 2011) are identical to the 2009 other than some color changes, right?
Yes I think thats right. 09,10&11 are the same.
But mine is an 06 which is different.
I don't think the tanks in the link for justgastanks I posted will fit a 2010.
Better check first.
Either kawasaki forums or the long term KLX thread here on ADV are the places to ask such stuff.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107591
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
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I have the IMS tank. The 09+ version is 3 gallons. I'm happy with it, the extra gallon is nice, and the stock side panels still fit...
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #8
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I have the IMS tank. The 09+ version is 3 gallons. I'm happy with it, the extra gallon is nice, and the stock side panels still fit...
I agree with the IMS.It was a perfect fit.Easy install no modding and uses stock wings.It looks stock.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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i agree with the ims.it was a perfect fit.easy install no modding and uses stock wings.it looks stock.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the helpful advice! Have ordered the IMS from justgastanks and it should reach me here in Thailand in the next week or two! Happy Trails! Tony
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