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post #1 of 33 Old 05-23-2020, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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crash bars.

Hi . Can anyone tell.me who makes crash bars that fit with the oversize tank.
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post #2 of 33 Old 05-23-2020, 11:54 AM
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Do you then NEED crash bars with an oversize plastic tank? (I know; I know! A repeat question! )

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I have the plastic tank. Need the bars.
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post #4 of 33 Old 05-24-2020, 10:05 AM
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I have the plastic tank. Need the bars.
Conventional wisdom suggests: IMS tanks provide adequate protection, making crash bars superfluous.

Yet, your bike! Modify it to your own pleasure!


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Ok well not a very welcoming response. Thank you.im not new to motorcycles have been riding for 18 yrs. Currently own a ducati and a triumph. I will try not to be a smart ass. I received the bike for free with a ims plastic tank that was road rash on both sides and leaking from 4 places So I take that as a sign that this tank needs protection be cause i plan on riding it hard.. maybe if you don't have any information in reference to my question you should not say anything . Thanks.
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post #6 of 33 Old 05-24-2020, 10:50 AM
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Over the years IMS has made several different tanks for the KLR, and those which I am aware of are:
* Stock size that still used the OEM fan shrouds (fit Gen-1 and have been discontinued).
* Large size, typically ~7 gallons US (two variants, early had no slots, later ver had vent slots).
* XL Size, in black and natural/white, and holding about 10 gallons US.

Which version in on your KLR?
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post #7 of 33 Old 05-24-2020, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Black. 6.6 gal. With vents
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post #8 of 33 Old 05-24-2020, 11:25 AM
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What a way to make an entrance! For your information many on this sight use the very tank you speak of. Not many use crash bars. Are you going to “ride it hard” or, fall down a lot? If the latter then by all means search google for bars that work for your application.
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post #9 of 33 Old 05-24-2020, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry . Maybe I just took it the wrong way. I know if you ride off road eventually your going to fall. . And from the looks of the tank that was on this bike ( ims oversized tank) it didn't fair very well. So if I'm 800 mills away from home and for some reason fall and Jack up my tank I'm stuck. So if all I have to do is put some crash bars on it to avoid that and ride in confidence with the bars then thats what I'm going to try to do. I also have been on google all week trying to find info about bars that fit with the oversized tank. And can only find that all don't fit with the big tank.
So far I'm not feeling very welcome here .I have built a suzuki samurai for rock crawling and on other off road forums when you ask a simple question no one really cames one with smart remarks . I just looking for info from someone that has maybe been where I am right now looking for bars that fit with the big tank. I apologize if I have come off in a wrong way.
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Hi . Can anyone tell.me who makes crash bars that fit with the oversize tank.
Freeklr650, Have you tried using the Google search On This Forum? So it primarily searches This Forum?
https://www.klrforum.com/gtsearch.ph...20crash%20bars

I think that I might have read that the Dirt Racks brand might fit around the IMS 6.6-7 gallon fuel tank, on this forum with-in the last few of years.

And alas, Damocles responses can rub many people the wrong way. I've been on the receiving end. Yet sometimes he can be quite helpful. Just gotta' learn to separate the chaff from the good intel.

If you had been more specific about model year or Gen of bike and which IMS fuel tank it may have reduced his temptation, possibly.
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