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My new tank (clear) arrived and I slapped her on as soon as I could. I did not have any fitment problems with it what so ever.....I think they did a really nice job on the tank. It looks good, not to bulky, and has a nice shape to it.

I filled her up and took off with a friend on a nice Socal desert ride. My plan was to ride her out of gas to check how much useable fuel she had, so my friend carried some extra gas for me. At about the 77 mile range my fuel light came on, at the 83 mile mark the bike would sputter and stall anytime I was going down hill or chopping throttle (de-acceleration). At the 88 mile mark she just quit!!!

There was at least 2 inches of fuel left in the tank that just was not useable.......Due to the pump being all the way to the rear of the tank.

So I am guessing with the new 3 gallon tank, I only have about 2.7 gallons of useable fuel. This was an aggressive desert ride with some washes, plenty of hill climbing, and some high speed fire roads thrown in. So with 2.7 gallons at 85 miles, that gives me 31 MPG.

Still, I will take an 80 mile range over the stock 50 mile range!!!!

The bike is an 08 TE510, lambda removed, performance kit installed.

There you have it!!!

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Only 85 mile range on a race/dualsport/street legal bike. Thats just crazy!

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There was at least 2 inches of fuel left in the tank that just was not useable.......Due to the pump being all the way to the rear of the tank.

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That is dissapointing... when running fireroads with 14/47 or 15/47 gearing and not getting into the throttle I can get ~ 40-45 mpg and with the stock tank I was able to get 85 miles before it ran dry.

Conversly in sandy conditions when into the throttle with lots of WOT acceleration runs I'm only able to average ~26-30 MPG if lucky and would run out before 60 miles. This is with the stock 13/47 gearing.

I have a 08 TE510 with the power up kit and now have installed the IMS tank.

Hoping to give it a similar test to yours tomorrow.

Any other tests from other TE owners with the new IMS tank?

Are all of you experience running out of fuel and still finding 2" of fuel left in the tank?

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2008 TE510, PU Kit, 15T CS sprocket, 45T rear sprocket, 98 mi. on trip meter, still running, no warning light on yet, about one and a half inches of fuel visible, took 2.6 Gal. to fill tank. About 15 miles of slow, steep deeply rutted single track, (fell over on uneven steep hill climbs numerous times, broken clutch lever and rear turn signal), another 10 miles on fairly easy dirt track, the rest was on typical 2 lane So Cal paved roads.

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TE510 08 version, power up, 14/47 gearing

1st fill today... 90 miles and the low fuel light came on. filled at 93 miles with 2.75 gallons.

Mix of single track, double track, fireroad, sand atv trail and 5 miles of pavement.

2nd fill today still pending..

low fuel light came on at 89 miles and ran completely out of gas at 97 miles.. Seemed odd that I only had 8 miles of reserve. I could not visually see any fuel in the tank nor could I hear any when shaking the bike back and forth. Had to borrow ~ 5 ounces of fuel from a rider to get the remaining 2 miles back. Will fill tomorrow and post volumne neccesary to completely fill the tank..

This might indicate that your remaining reserve may now be different with the IMS tank.

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08 TE510 power up kit, 12/47 gearing. Typical southern California riding, lots of deep sand several thousand feet of elevation changes, some rocky hills ,ect. including about 20 miles of connecting pavement. 87 miles on the tank, maybe enough left for 5 or 10 more miles. I am happy with this range for the tough conditions and low gearing.:D Ken

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I was not aware that there was an after market tank for the 08 FI TE's As I understand it the fuel pump is installed in the gas tank so I am guessing that it will need to be removed and put into the IMS tank correct ? Can someone please post a picture of the IMS tank installed on a 08 TE so we can see what they look like.

Thanks

Jeff

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I was not aware that there was an after market tank for the 08 FI TE's As I understand it the fuel pump is installed in the gas tank so I am guessing that it will need to be removed and put into the IMS tank correct ? Can someone please post a picture of the IMS tank installed on a 08 TE so we can see what they look like.

Thanks

Jeff

Just do a search on IMS and you'll find a lot of good info. This thread has good pics and installation documented. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6838945#post6838945

:D

HTH

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