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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Look here nice video.
Here's the direct link to the video
In the last few pages nobody's mentioned that when you fit a larger tank it's easy to adjust the fuel warning light to come on a little later if desired.
I'm glad I did this while fitting my Safari.
Also nothing about tank expansion. I know a guy who said his Safari tank now takes 14 litres at the pump. It's possible my apparent increase in fuel consumption is due to the tank expanding (i.e. next time i fill up the tank is bigger so it seems like i've used more).
Do the IMS tanks expand? Presumably if they're made from the same stuff they do?
yes i can some times fit 20l in mine......and it gets worse with desert heat
How does one make that adjustment. . .?
Soo, I gotta ask since I'm thinking about which tank to get this winter. The Safari is sooo much more expensive than either size IMS, I just wonder why its so popular? Is there something it does that much better or is it that 3.7gal vs 3.1 or 4.7 (with the IMS) is just the perfect compromise? I can't find much of anything negative about IMS, so I doubt its build quality, but maybe it is? Just curious if there's something I'm missing?
Good question I like to know too.
Ok another thing I'm not sure about.. o really need to read the manual.
I think it's done with speed odo computer.
I liked the looks and the design of the Safari better than the IMS tanks
I bought mine from justgastanks.com last year the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday). They were running a 25% promo... maybe they'll do it again
Oh oh someone hide my Discover card.....
lol the safaritanks are very sturdy i seen them being dropped on all the time and i have never seen one leak they are a very good quality tank if you want to go cheap fine get the ims but dont go crying on here when weird stuff starts happening lol you get what you pay for and the safari tanks fit alot better than the ims and one thing that surprised me is when my tank is half full or even less i dont feel the gas moving around which i for sure would happen and it will use up all the gas as well there none left over when i run it completly out lol and i think they look alot better as well sorry about my grammer i know it sucks lol
I am going to be picking one of these bikes up, and will be adding a Safari. I know the clear has it's advantages as you can always see the gas. But, I really like the look with the blue one. I know looks don't matter on these bikes and I know this bike will get it's fair share of battle scars. Just wondering does the clear really matter after you know the range of your new tank and can just use the ODO or look in the tank. Thanks.
the clear ones and white ones will turn yellow and end up making your bike look 10 years older than what it really is best go with black or blue unless you just have to see the mount of gas you have left in your tank i carry a extra msr bottle just in case i run out of gas i usally get around 250 miles to a tank of gas some time higher depending if i behave or not lol
Ever hear of problems with the pickups in the wings of the big Safari tank?
no i have not i know mine work great no complants
In theory (and in practice, as far as I can tell), you shouldn't need to change the Power Programmer settings when the temperature/altitude changes since the stock EFI will adjust the mixture for you.
Even with the FMF programmer installed, the EFI beneath is still tweaking the mixture according to temperature, air pressure (altitude), etc. The FMF only adds fuel to the baseline amount calculated by the EFI.
I run the same settings from 40F up past 100F. EFI is nice!
dont mess with it it will take care of its self
I got this tip from the following install thread:
I moved it down as low as the attached wire allows it to go and when I put 1.5 litres of fuel in to the tank upon fitment the light came on. That's enough for me to know i've got at least 30 km range with the light on.
Some of the inveterate fiddlers have added weights to end of the lines in order to make sure the lines stay down as low as possible in the wings. I looked to see if it's worth doing this when I fitted mine ... my conclusion was that there's no way those lines are going anywhere.
Anyone here taken their WR down Baja? Any advise on prepping the bike other than rounding up the usual suspects? I know that premium gas can sometimes be a problem in the smaller pueblos, does the bike tolerant it well for a tankful or so?