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IMS 3 Gallon Fuel Tank Installation

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Got my tank installed today. Pretty straightforward.

Remove seat and front fork reflectors (they will rub on tank). Re-torque fork pinch bolts to 15 ft-lbs.

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Remove forward side fairings.

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  Remove tank cover and remove 3 tank mounting bolts.

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Disconnect fuel tank electrical connector.

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Disconnect fuel connection by removing bolt on hold down clamp and lift up on green lock.  

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Remove tank and transfer fuel pump assembly to IMS tank. Add additional washer under OEM washers and use supplied bolts. Torque bolts to 8 ft-lbs. Install front attach point bracket with rubber grommet on tank. Install tank on bike and connect electrical connector, fuel line and fuel line clamp.

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Install bumper on right rear mounting point.

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Install “L” bracket at left rear mounting point and forward attach bolt.

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 Install forward seat bracket, side covers and seat.

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Thank you to IMS and ThumperTalk!

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11 minutes ago, Bryan Bosch said:

How'd the width? Any noticeable difference between your knees? Anxious to read how it changes the bike's feel (if at all). Looks good!

I’d love comment on the rideability Bryan, and soon I will. Unfortunately it is hovering around the 30’s here in Oregon with 2 rare snowfalls on the coast. Can’t wait to get it up in the hills! The tank doesn’t affect the bike width at the knees as the stock plastics still fit well. The tank does extend forward quite a bit which is why the front reflectors had to be removed. I’m guessing the CG will move a bit forward with the new tank.

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1 minute ago, SanDogDewey said:

I’d love comment on that Bryan, and soon I will. Unfortunately it is hovering around the 30’s here in Oregon with 2 rare snowfalls on the coast. Can’t wait to get it up in the hills!

Oh, that's right. Heard you guys were getting slammed w/ the white stuff. Hard to remember when it's sunny and 80. ;) Looking forward to your report! I bet it felt weird pulling off that Ti tank! Any idea of the weight diff between the two?

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I didn’t weight the IMS tank and the Ti tank isn’t heavy enough to even register on my digital bathroom scale. The biggest difference will be the additional 6 lbs of gasoline.

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How'd the width? Any noticeable difference between your knees? Anxious to read how it changes the bike's feel (if at all). Looks good!

I have had an IMS tank on my CRF450L for a few months. I was the first person to have one in the natural color. You can’t really tell the differences in width compared to stock and the tank does not get in the way. It is very well built the only issue I found with fit was, I put a longer bolt on the left side radiator shroud. I replaced the stock black bolt in the middle with a longer bolt so I did not have to trim the left radiator shroud.

The quality and fit is great. I recommend the IMS tank if you are looking for a bigger tank. The only way the tank could get bigger, would be to have a tank that replaces the radiator shrouds and hold fuel in the shrouds.
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