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While not my experiance...its nearly unanimous that the clarke 3.9 is a better tank it seems...

It install much easier than the IMS and doesnt have those ugly fat shrouds.

EDIT: Also it IS fatter between the legs i'm told. so there might be a negative for the clarke...but i'd still install that way before the IMS.

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I've got the IMS 4.2...I've had no problems with it and I like the fuel capacity...

Most here will say the IMS has fitment problems...I had no problems with mine...

Alot of people use the Clarke 3.9 and like it...

The advantage with the Clarke (to me) is that you can use the factory side wings with graphics...As far as I know nothing will stick to the plastic tanks for any decent length of time without bubbling or peeling...

So...If you want some graphics (on the side wings)...Get the Clarke...If you want a little more fuel capacity get the IMS...

The Clarke costs less if that's a factor to you...$169 through TTShop I believe...

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I like my Clarke 3.9 on my "S". No issues with fit, etc. You can get the best price by ordering right here from the TT Store and save about $40...even if you order directly from Clarke it'll cost about $40 more. If you get one rinse it out before install. There's some junk left from the manufacturing process that you don't want in your fuel line / carb. Good luck... :)

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I installed the IMS 4.2 about a month ago. Once i figured out how to install it correctly (my bad), everything went smooth and it fits great. I helped my buddy install his Clarke a few weeks ago, and it fits great too. It just boils down to what you like...The IMS provides radiator protection, but the Clarke is cheaper so you could afford "real" radiator protection. You can't lose either way.

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I bought the Clarke over the IMS, and the Clarke fitment was not perfect either. The holes for the petcock gas lines were not big enough to allow the thicker portion (where the screen fits onto the metal tubing) through. I had to enlarge the holes with a drill bit. No big deal, but I was expecting an effortless fit as others had described. But once done, everything worked well, no leaks, etc. It's a great product but you might not achieve nirvana during installation :-)

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One tip I'd like to add in mounting the Clarke 3.9 is I had trouble with rad cap clearance. Had to remove the tank to get the cap off. A real PITA. Some guys have had trouble in not being able to get the choke all the way out. I didn't have trouble with that but it was very close. In doing my annual maintenance which had the bike stripped to the frame I decided to use a piece of closed-cell, dense 3/8" foam on the frame under the tank as a way to "shim" it out a little farther for clearance issues. The foam was about 3" wide by the length of the tank on the frame and I attached it with Velcro strips. It worked very well. Access to rad cap is possible ow as well as to choke. I used a heavy bungee cord to replace the wire that holds the tank from underneath. Try it...it works! :)

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