When I bought my 2009 it had an IMS 10. There has been a love/hate relationship with that tank. I hate it because it is too damn big, the pump fails, it is unwieldy as all hell to take off, even if it is only half full (forget it if you need to pull the tank and it is full!), and it is hard to keep track of gas mileage unless you fill the stupid thing every time. I love it because, if I don't want to and the pump is working, I can ride all day without filling up. I love the protection it affords to the vulnerable bits.
If you were keeping score, the cons outweigh the pros on both count and importance. Candidly, I don't think I'd have ever bought the thing. ONe, I'm too cheap and, two, all of the above are predictable.
I have a stock tank that I could put back on, but that would mean putting back the plastics and the nerf bars, and I wasn't happy with the plastics and the nerf bars 10 years ago and distance ain't made the heart grow fonder.
Recent conversations here made me think about the IMS 6.6. It really hadn't occurred to me to try one before because, well, you know, it's a Gen 1 thing. Some research showed that there didn't seem to be much out there where people had installed one on a Gen 2, at least where they had 'twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was'.
A visit to the IMS website (ugh) showed that the IMS people say it (*CAN FIT ‘08 MODELS W/O SHROUDS;PLASTICS). I guess what that means is that if you strip everything that is either a shroud or plastic that it will fit.
At first consideration, it seemed that making one of these fit the Gen 2 would involve a Gen 1 radiator, fan, and a change to the wiring to accommodate the Gen 1 temp switch, so this was Good News To Me™. Might be that it would work.
I happened to know where there was a nearby, unused 6.6. I inquired as to whether it might before sale for a reasonable price and whether or not I could buy it. It was and I could, so I did. Got it laid out in the Shop of Horrors early this morning.
What I figger to do is strip the KLR tomorrow and see if this thing will fit. If it does I'll put it on, though I've no idea what all the brackets are for and where they go, as the instructions are für Scheiße. They might as well have used ASCII drawings on the instruction sheet, for all the sense I can make of it.
If it fits and I can get it mounted, I'll figure out how much gas would get left in the left wing and what the total capacity of the tank is.