superb fit and finish
keep flipping and swapping front brackets till they line up, they will
IMS Gas Tank
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superb fit and finish
I bought this because I hate the look and fit of the Acerbis desert tank. This bolts up way more elegantly IMO and looks a heck of a lot better too.
We have tried other brands, but for oversized tanks, IMS is the best. Not only does the tank look good, but the fit is great. It bolts cleanly to the bike, the kick starter fits without rubbing and the shrouds fit perfectly. Thanks for a great product!
Purchased this tank for my 06 XR650L. Chose this one because 4 gallons is about all I need for the riding I do. Didn't want a 5+ gallon because of the size. Only gave 4 stars because the lower brackets had to be "modified" in order line up the bolt holes, otherwise easy install.
Absolutely love the tank... Went from a 1.6G tank to a 2.6G tank and can now ride the bike almost double the distance without worrying about a nearby fill up... Only downside to this tank is, on the 2015 rmz450 you have to cut the upper part of the shroud that connects to the tank and trim it slightly to fit the tank also a bit rough for fitting in the bolt holes but will fit... Gained a lot more tank grip from the slightly wider tank actually feels like you can grip the bike better now
Seems to be well made. The white color looks great.
The IMS tank needed to be heated up and stretched to spread it over the mounts on the Honda XR650.
I hope it doesn't leak down the road.
With that being said, Motosport customer service was very helpful.
I ordered a IMS gas tank that was larger than I really wanted. I thought my damaged tank was a 4 gallon but it was a 3.2 gallon. I ordered the 4 gal and when I got it I immediately realized it was bigger than the one I wanted. I then ordered the 3.2 tank and it was shipped right away and received in about two days. I did have a problem shipping the 4 gallon tank back to them via USPS, UPS, FedEx or anyone else due to the size of the box. USPS wanted $159.00. then UPS and FedEX wanted about $500 up tp $700. I couldnt make the box much smaller. I asked Motorsport for some help shipping it back even though it was 100% my fault in the order. They helped me out with the shipping and I was greatfull for their finding me a lower price.
Overal a great product for the intended use. I would typically only get about 2 hours on a tank and needed the extra gallon of capacity the IMS tank offered.
Looks are not bad considering the extra girth but on the trail I would not notice anything I don't think.
My main complaint is fitment. The shrouds do not line up at all. What I ended up doing is pull the rubber frame wraps off that protect the original tank from rubbing against the frame. This made it much closer but still a pain to line up.
A good way to set the plastic is to get it all lined up and then use a heat gun to kinda "reform" the plastic while bolted down. Leave it sit till it completely cools and that helped me a ton!
I have not checked for leaks yet. But I will in the next week and let you know.
The tank I received was a dirty yellow color that looks nothing like the picture. If the tank pictured was white than there should be a white option. I will use the tank and try not to think about it again,but it would be nice if the companies advertising these product would pay a little more attention and press the manufacturer for striker photos of there products there wouldn't be reviews like mine.
Bought the IMS 3.4 gallon tank for my 2001 wr426 and as I started installing it, I read the instructions and they indicated that I would need a YZ seat in ADDITION, because my original WR seat won't fit the new tank. Cost me 100 bucks more for a new seat and another week waiting for the seat to be shipped. Tank fitment was OK, not perfect, cap feels loose and flimsy compared to the stock tank and of coarse the shroud bolt holes didn't line up correctly. My radiator guards conflicted with the tank fitment on the right side that required some surgery. On the bright side the tank will have a slimmer feel to it more like the YZ. The WR tank and seat junction always felt bulbous and weird especially with my knee braces on. Looking forward to riding a little further on each full tank too. The waiting is the hardest part.
The bad news is: The tank is really yellow in color and while it is lightening up a bit I don't think it will ever be white/clear like it should.
It doesn't fit perfectly either but it is close and I was able to get it fitting properly with a little work.
The good news is: It looks okay on the bike and doesn't ruin the lines like some tanks do. The capacity is a nice change from the stock 2 gallon.
works great but the seat 'barely' fits up as it's very tight on my 05' EXC
Got the 3.1gallon ims,for my '13 500 exc.install was fairly easy,good fit,but the radiator shrouds don't line up quite right.barely noticeable.didnt come with the mounting nut or petcock,luckily the guys at the local ktm shop used an acerbis kit and saved the day. No leaks,slim design,and fit perfectly with the moose radiator braces. Very happy with the 150 mile range I got now.fan kicks on more frequently on tight single tracks.but have no problems with overheating.natural color finish is a little off from stock,but not much,overall very pleased,I would recommend this tank.
the shrouds didn't fit right for the IMS oversize tank and the seat barley fit. I googled "IMS oversize tank does not fit" and almost every make and model of bikes have some kind of fitting issue. To make things fair I google "Clarke oversize tank does not fit" and it is the same thing. with that being said, not sure what my next move going to be
I recently purchased a IMS tank and fell in love the second i put it on the bike. At first i thought that it might be to bulky and get in the way when trying to get on the tank in corners but after all its really good choice and i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys off road racibng
it's easy to install, but the design is not good, you would see that the tank sides reaches a lower level than the center and when you ride your bike you would have fuel on the right side that won't be used because the fuel valve is on the left side, on the other hand the seat doesn't fit correctly, it pushes the seat like 1/2 of inch to the back. and the screws won't match the hole.
Motosport, never said you would need the YZ450F shrouds, on the description, so thats another issue i have to buy the yz450f 2006-2009 shrouds for my wr450f 2011.
My previous Acerbis tank got a leak and it was a bit too small for desert, so I bought this IMS 3.7 gallon tank. It's well built and fits pretty good. The radiator shrouds didn't fit perfectly on the tank but I was still able to get them on. Also, you can't access the spark plug (not on an '07 KTM 250sx anyway), but that was expected. After several crashes the tank seems the same as it was when it was new.
I was going back and forth on an aftermarket tank for my 2011 WR250R between the IMS and the Safari. I decided on the IMS for the original appearance and smaller size.
The IMS is a direct bolt on and fit perfectly in the stock location with no modifications required. Simply remove the factory tank, swap over the fuel pump, and drop the IMS tank on the bike. A few of the stock tabs on the stock tank also get used on the IMS and IMS includes all the necessary hardware to make the change over simple.
The IMS tank is slightly wider and deeper than the factory tank and pushes the factory plastic out from seat about 1/2" on each side. The added width isn't noticeable and maintains a comfortable stance for sliding forward on the tank and standing.
The IMS Kit comes complete with all the fasteners you'll need as well as a new O Ring seal for the fuel pump.
After much research, I went with IMS. Great fit, good looks cam with everything except a new fuel line which I got for a few bucks. Highly recommend this tank.
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