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post #1 of 4 Old 09-30-2019, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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IMS Tank with HT Radiator guard?

Hello,

My tank is a bit scratched and dented, and I am considering am IMS plastic tank. However, I have a Happy Trails Radiator guard installed. I was hoping to keep this installed. Can anyone with an IMS tank (Not set on which size to get yet...) tell me if this would prevent mounting an IMS tank?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-30-2019, 09:50 AM
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A couple thoughts;

- I use IMS tanks on both KLR's for many reasons and I love them. The HT rad guard is a hoop style IIRC and I'm not sure it will work but there is lots of room between the rad and the tank. I use the JNS rad guard which offers very good side impact protection as well as stone and stick protection.

- I'd stick with 6.6, especially on a Gen1 unless you have a real need to carry 10 gallons of fuel; it's stronger.

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Thank you. The 6.6 makes the most sense, I really would not use the extra fuel aside from a trip to Alaska next summer, and I can carry fuel there.

I had read about a some IMS tanks folding in on the radiator during a crash. The HT would (Probably!) stop the tank from doing that as its decently sturdy.The guard does not really extend past the radiator, so it seems there is a good chance I can keep it.

It seems I should replace the petcock when (As a preventative measure) installing a new tank. Have any suggestions?
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-30-2019, 11:07 AM
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I've crashed several times with the IMS and it held up just fne; I think the "folding in" is something that could happen on a 10gall but is unlikely on the 6.6. Personally, I like manual petcocks because the vacuum ones can be problematic but be aware that the manual petcock should be turned on and off when you start and stop the bike.....otherwise if you have a needle/seat issue, fuel can flow unchecked and potentially get into the engine and crankcase. I use the Yamaha Raptor petcocks which are available from Yamaha or Eaglemike.
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