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Just bought an XR400 (1996) with a stock tank. I plan on desert racing it, and would like to put on an ims 4.0 w/dry break system. My question is: can I still get fuel into the bike when play riding, without the dry break probe? I don't want to always be switching tanks. Maybe I should just break down and buy the probe/tank also? So expensive though!! Can I just replace the receiver somehow? Please help my ignorance!!

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i believe the dry brake is spring loaded,and if you can somehow push it down and dump the fuel at the same time ....hmmm anyone else have any ideas?

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Chris, You have a couple options...

- Find another OEM tank and put a drybrake into it. Yes it's possible, I can explain later. With the 4.0G ank and racing you'll be carrying quite a bit of extra (un-used) fuel (weight). In most cases you'd be better off with the smaller tank.

- Get the IMS 4.0G that is drybrake ready. When you want a DB in it, no problem. When you want to trailride with it put a screw cap adapter on it. Acerbis and GPR both make adapters - they're a billet aluminum female part basically.

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Chris, You have a couple options...

- Find another OEM tank and put a drybrake into it. Yes it's possible, I can explain later. With the 4.0G ank and racing you'll be carrying quite a bit of extra (un-used) fuel (weight). In most cases you'd be better off with the smaller tank.

- Get the IMS 4.0G that is drybrake ready. When you want a DB in it, no problem. When you want to trailride with it put a screw cap adapter on it. Acerbis and GPR both make adapters - they're a billet aluminum female part basically.

Cool, just the info I needed. I suppose I need to figure out what kind of mpg's I get under race conditions and go from there before buying a massive humpback fuel bladder!

Long as I can go 50-60 miles (at race pace), doesn't honda have pits right around that range? Maybe I'll do the first option with the OEM tank. BTW, I sent some pics to your email, but not sure if they went through or not. My computer and I have been arguing lately and it seems to be winning. :thumbsup:

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