Drz400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.

  1. Dirtbauer

    Dirtbauer KB

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    I have 2002 DRZ 400. Is the Clarke tank a good one to go with?

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  2. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I'm buying the IMS. Actually returning the IMS for a smaller 3.2 gallon that allows the use of current radiator shrouds. The 4 gallon clear tank I have just purchased is just butt ugly big. A close freind went through hell with Clarke on a leaking tank. I will spend a few extra dollars for IMHO - a better tank - YMMV. :ear
  3. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    "Butt ugly big":rofl yeah it might be but you won't say that when u need that extra drop of fuel when in the middle of nowhere. IMS 4 gal can fill up over 4.5 gal easy. Also it size is convenient to throw in good size saddle bags they come handy in long trip. Imho...
  4. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    I have the butt ugly 4 gal Clark tank. The Clark tank allows for the radiator shrouds to be mounted on the tank. I have no problem with the tank or it's lack of beauty. It's a dirt bike IMHO.
  5. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    i like my acerbis 4.0 gallon
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  6. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    This.

    I've got the 3.9 Clark as well, just haven't installed it yet.

    Lots of very positive reviews on it. One thing I do read is to get a better cap for it, but that's not hard to do.
  7. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    Just installed the 4 gal. Clark. Ugly but good fit and finish. Really like the natural color and being able to see fuel level. Cap seems fine, just don't over tighten it, does not leak when barely tightened.

    Art
  8. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    The IMS 3.2 is a great tank, best aftermarket one IMO as far as looks, when i had one on my bike, it actually held 3.4 gallons +, i would get 170 miles then hit reserve, and out of fuel totally at 186+ miles, great range, and the tank fit like a glove.
  9. bonekrusher

    bonekrusher big jerk

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    I only get 185 miles to reserve on my Clarke 3.9.... must have some problem with my right wrist actuator. :lol3
  10. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Check your flux capacitor. :evil
  11. rube

    rube Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I just bought a used IMS 4 gallon tank for the S model.

    I have the tank and the cap, no other parts. There are brass threaded inserts molded in the tank ahead of where it slides on the rubber bumpers on the frame of the bike. What are those for?

    I'm interested in a brace like this
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741440
    I may have to make my own though as the thread seems to be dead.
    Are there any other sources for braces like that?

    I'm curious to see if I can fit the tank over my radiator guards. I've heard that it cannot be done!

    Thanks for any help.

    rube
  12. dasvis

    dasvis Been here awhile

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    Guessing a safety wire.
  13. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    I think a metal rod goes under the back bone if the frame IIRC.
  14. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    So I haven't had my 2K DRZ400s out in a week. When I put it away, it had a full tank. (clarke tank) The petcock was off BTW. Out here in MI, it's been in the 90's all week. My fiance tells me that today, she went to the shed and that fuel was all over the floor and my tank was empty. The tank has a vent tube and I don't see why the fuel would have dumped out. Does anyone have any ideas?
  15. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    The IMS 4gal i just bought from Procycle came with, the hardware/ bracket for the seat, shorter bolts for the 2 holes that fit the tank to the frame, you know the ones that get the stock rubber spacers at the back of the tank, and 2 long bolts with 2 long plastic spacers, these go between the tank wings and the radiator bracket, these utilize the same holes as the lower screws on the stock shrouds, you dont need a brace with the hardware mine came with.

    There are 2 unused holes near where the tank slides onto the frame rubbers.
  16. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Those side racks are great, nice and light and well made, mine fit right out of the box and they are perfect for bags like Giant Loop :clap
  17. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Is this a vacuum tap :ear
  18. kingrj

    kingrj Been here awhile

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    In addition to the three phase alternator that charges the battery there are also two extra coils that generate electric power from the magnet in the flywheel rotor. There is a trigger coil that tells the CDI what position the crank is for the purpose of timing the ignition and another coil that powers the ignition unit. That is why the bike will run with no battery..The bike will run with both a dead grounded stator and a dead battery...My friend rode one 400 miles like that across Colorado several weeks ago! :lol3 As far as damaging the CDI...unlikely..as far as overheating the rectifier regulator...good possibility!
  19. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    No, it looks like some aftermarket gravity fed. Found that out the hard way one day when I left it on. I'm thinking the vent tube to the gas cap wasn't enough and it might have blown the seal in the petcock. It was still in the off position.
  20. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    I believe you think the manual petcock was off but I would have to suggest that the petcock was not turned off or there is a leak from petcock/tank interface or the tank itself or a vacuum petcock failure.
    I just returned from a 2500 mile dirt bike trip and my brain refused to comply with my orders to "turn off the manual petcock at the end of the day". Old Fart Syndrome is the cause. Yes sir hydraulic lockup is possible and so is a puddle of gas dripping out the air box drain. I had to pull the spark plug and crank the engine, be sure to step back and watch fuel spray come out. I added another quart of oil and changed the oil as soon as it was possible. All was fine. Glad I carried the tools necessary for this.