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post #1 of 7 Old 09-24-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question IMS 10 gal fuel tank...which crash bars fit?

So I'm considering purchasing the IMS 10 gallon fuel tank for my 07 KLR. My concern is that "WILL or WILL-NOT" the SW-Motech crash bars fit around the IMS 10 gal tank? Or is there "another" brand of "crash bars" that are just as strong as the Motechs, that will fit on the IMS 10 gal tank?

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No for sure and no I would be quite sure.
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Do you even NEED "crash bars" with an aftermarket plastic tank?

A sincere question; I thought the plastic tanks provided alternate protection (in lieu of nerfs) for the radiator, body plastic, etc.

With a steel tank, the nerfs protect it (along with the radiator and plastic). However, I understand the aftermarket plastic tanks are essentially indestructible, and provide protection to the radiator and plastic parts themselves.

If both aftermarket tank and nerf bars are needed for protection, news to me and I stand corrected.
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So I'm considering purchasing the IMS 10 gallon fuel tank for my 07 KLR. My concern is that "WILL or WILL-NOT" the SW-Motech crash bars fit around the IMS 10 gal tank? Or is there "another" brand of "crash bars" that are just as strong as the Motechs, that will fit on the IMS 10 gal tank?

Thanks in advance....
Sorry to say that no one builds crashbars for this bike fitted with an IMS tank. Generally, the earning potential for aftermarket components that fit with other brands of aftermarket items does not exceed the return on investment. At least not in the motorcycle market. If you can find me 40 people that are willing to put a deposit on a set of crashbars to fit with an IMS tak I can probably make that happen for you though.

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I've had the Givis on my bike for a while, they are a couple inches out from the bodywork, and they also don't rise anywhere near as high. So possibly the other tank would fit. How much wider is it than the stock tank? That's the important spec here.

The Givis seem strong too- on two trails on two instances, I've laid the bike down on it's side with a "whoomp" - and no signs of impact on them. Better geometry than the Motecs in my opinion - without the uber-long loops, they don't need to be made out of 20 pounds of thick steel. That might also make them better candidates for custom bending, if the tank you got is STILL wider than the Givis provide.
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Do you even NEED "crash bars" with an aftermarket plastic tank?

A sincere question; I thought the plastic tanks provided alternate protection (in lieu of nerfs) for the radiator, body plastic, etc.
That's the other thing I was thinking.
You could lay the bike down to test it out after you get it - but maybe the tank itself is wide enough that it would stop the bodywork from hitting the ground if the bike were dropped on it's side... if so, no crash bars required?
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I believe that the oversize tank is all the protection required for the rad... And since the tank does away with the tank shrouds the only real plastic to protect is the upper fairing itself, which nerf bars don't help with anyway
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