Suggestions for DRZ400S extra capacity fuel tank.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Black06LJ, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Black06LJ

    Black06LJ ZRX1200R Thrasher

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    I am looking for suggestions for DRZ400S extra capacity fuel tank. I want more range than 80-100 miles!
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  2. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Lotsa DRZ related goodies talked about in Thumpers, so lets try this one there. :thumb
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  3. Black06LJ

    Black06LJ ZRX1200R Thrasher

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    ok. thanks. still learnin the ways of the site.:baldy
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  4. onaXR

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  5. ezriderzzr

    ezriderzzr Adventurer

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    Try safari fuel tanks, i got the 17lt tank, and have had 230 mile range from it, very sturdy tank, would recommend it to anyone.

    They do a 17, 28 & 30 litre tank, they are expensive, but well worth the cost.
    I've had the DRZ upside down a few times, on and off road with no damage to the tank apart from a few scratches.

    http://www.rvaqualine.com.au/

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  6. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    I use the Clarke 3.9, already posted a pic on your luggage question thread.
    The 3.9 has clearance for the fan on the S, and clearance for a kickstart kit.
    Some like the IMS 3.2 because of better ergos, (doesnt stick up so high) but for dualsport touring the extra fuel capacity of the 3.2 compared to stock is hardly worth it imo.
    The Clarke 3.9 will fit with a Corbin seat as well but if I was to buy another expensive aftermarket seat I would probably go for the Renazco.
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  7. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Clarke 3.9 and corbin seat.
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  8. OUTERLIMITS

    OUTERLIMITS Adventurer

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  9. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Aqualine is great, I have the 17L on my 400SM and love it.

    Friend of mine installed the IMS 4 gal tank and had a real tough time with fitment issues. My Aqualine just dropped right on.

    dc
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  10. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    I liked the Clarke 3.9 on mine, at least 200 mile range.
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  11. Colorado

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    I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Acerbis 4.2 gallon tank. As a general rule, DRZ-E owners install an Acerbis and DRZ-S owners use a Clark, but I don't know why that is the case. In any event, all DRZ questions are answered on www.thumpertalk.com, the best DRZ forum on the planet.

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  12. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Acerbis doesnt have clearance for the Fan on the S
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  13. Staxrider

    Staxrider dirt dauber

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    Clarke 3.9 with Corbin. I also have a one gallon kolpin fuel carrier that bolts to the rack.

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  14. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    As long as you don't ride it too hard. I had everything from a craptastic low 115mi (90+mph MX autopista) to over 200mi (typical dual sporting) with my Clarke 3.9. The actually capacity is 16.4L when dry according to the Pemex pump that I pushed it to.:baldy
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  15. Black06LJ

    Black06LJ ZRX1200R Thrasher

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    Lots of great food for thought! Thanks to all of you. Looks like I got more research to do now. :D
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  16. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    I have an IMS (I think it's an IMS) tank that measures out at 3.6 gallon, fits good and clears the fan. Should give me 170 mile range at 47.5mpg.
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  17. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    Clarke 3.9 gallon tanks fit the DRZ400S very well. Get a $20 Yamaha 400 petcock so you can turn of the fuel, and the fuel line goes to the stock carb without much of a bend. I have gone 180 to 190 miles several times on my green DRZ-S with this tank, and still had a few tenths of a gallon left.
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  18. dohcfox

    dohcfox meh

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    I run the Acerbis 4.2 gallon tank on my DRZ400S. While installation of the Acerbis tank on the S is not as straight forward as other tanks, I'd highly recommend it considering its size, stoutness, and pimptastic aluminum filler. That and it has two petcocks! :D

    Some things to consider:

    You have to remove the cooling fan
    Relocate the horn (easy)
    Either fab up a new forward seat/tank bracket or run without it
    Use shorter bolts for the radiator shrouds

    I love mine!

    JT
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  19. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    Does anyone have an Acerbis 4.25 tank with a Scotts steering stabilizer? I'm a little worried about the clearance because of the tall, huge area around the cap.
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  20. fireball5050

    fireball5050 n00b

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    I had an Acerbis tank originally. I didn't take off the fan but fit was really poor. A friend with the same setup had a simple low speed get off in sand and ended up crushing the corner of the radiator, out in the middle of nowhere in Utah. I was concerned but had Devol radiator guards (he didn't) and thought I would be OK. About two months later I did the same thing, fortunately close to home. I think the big wings of the tank make this likely to happen-they act like a lever on the radiators. Took it off immediately and put a Clarke on, no worries since. Predictable 160 mile range, more if I'm easy with the right hand. BTW, I can make someone a great deal on the Acerbis, I'll never use it again.
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