Plus Size Fuel Tank for KLX250? Acerbis vs IMS

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by TonyBKK, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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    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:

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

    Tony :)
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  2. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    I fitted a Clarke.

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

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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
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  4. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    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. :evil
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    Check in here, they know stuff. :D

    http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/
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  5. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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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!

    Tony :rofl
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  6. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    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. :deal
    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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  7. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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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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  8. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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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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    PaigeIGGY I heart MILFs

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    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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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 :rofl
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