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drz 400 fuel tank

does anyone make a larger tank for the drz, also does any one know of any company making accessories.

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I have an IMS plastic tank on my DRz. I think it's 18 litres. It fits quite well, the extra capacity is achieved by having the tank sides extend down in place of the original plastic radiator scoops.
I picked mine up from an advert in TBM (Trail Bike Magazine). I think IMS is an American company. Try a web search for IMS.
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IMS and Clark both make after market tanks. I have the IMS 4.2 gal (not sure of metric) but they also make a 3 gal. If you really want lots of fuel a company in australia make a 28l tank. (7 gal?)

I am happy with my IMS tank. Baja designs sell them or you can order direst from IMS. I am not sure if they ship over seas. If not let me know and we can try to work something out.

http://www.imsproducts.com/



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http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=217378

Acerbis make one, 4 gallons (whatever that is in real measurements...), should be available on order from a shop near you.


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[Acerbis make one, 4 gallons (whatever that is in real measurements...),
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1 liter = .9 something quarts. 4 quarts = 1 gal soooo 4 gal is about 16 or 17 liters.

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I am using the Clarke 3.9 gallon. www.clarkemfg.com/

Easy to mount. Good selection of colors. The natural and Suzuki yellow (so they say) are see through and you can check the gas level in the tank. Recommended.
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Try to check some German tank manufactures. Shit my system was down and I don't have any links.
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Safari tanks make a 28L one if you want real distance capacity. I have one. Works very well. I'm thinking about selling the Suzuki due to lack of use (I had planned numerous African trips but haven't managed to get out of Scotland in the last two years of ownership!). It's as new no scuffs or damage. It's spent most of it's time in the garage. They cost 480 pounds + delivery new. They are imported to the UK. They are Australian. Safari Fuel Tanks

Make me a reasonable offer and I'd sell it. IM me.
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Ill make you one of these for £150 !!

Alternatively you can just get a piece of aluminium checker plate (£5), a Rhinocan 10l and bolt it to a genuine rack (£15 on ebay)...

Iv doubled my tank range for £15 !!


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See the IMS ones on USA E bay, do they fit the S and without a whole load of lose rads move choke, move this file that. Basically Im loking for a tank of increased size that fits standard
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See the IMS ones on USA E bay, do they fit the S and without a whole load of lose rads move choke, move this file that. Basically Im loking for a tank of increased size that fits standard
If they are made for the E model, then they don't fit the S or SM !

It's down to the radiator fan...

Core Racing - Aqualine Fuel Tanks, Larger fuel tanks for Off Road Motorcycles

These guys do tanks for the DRZ but they sure ain't cheap ! Hence my DIY solution.
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£380 But did see a Clarke one on e bay £250 and its for the S
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£380 But did see a Clarke one on e bay £250 and its for the S
The Clark ones are only 14 litres which is only 3.5 litres more than the original.. You have to ask if its worth the money for that..

The Aqualine is 17 litres but yes, very pricey..

I would love the big 28 litre one but at £450, its very painful to hand over that that much money. You really need to be crossing the Sahara for warrant that kind of tank size anyway.
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Probably not an answer that anyone asking the question is interested in, but the cheapest way to get a large tank capacity is to buy a tank made for a more common/frequently overlanded bike, and then make modifications to suit.

I used an Acerbis 23 litre Honda XR650 tank on on my DR350, cost me just over £100 second hand off eBay in as-new condition. Making brackets to fit it cost me nothing but a night spent in the garage.


If you are doing a long distance trip including going to remote places, then I wouldn't hesitate to spend whatever money needed to get a big petrol tank. Having to fill up with petrol once a day is magic.
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Probably not an answer that anyone asking the question is interested in, but the cheapest way to get a large tank capacity is to buy a tank made for a more common/frequently overlanded bike, and then make modifications to suit.

I used an Acerbis 23 litre Honda XR650 tank on on my DR350, cost me just over £100 second hand off eBay in as-new condition. Making brackets to fit it cost me nothing but a night spent in the garage.


If you are doing a long distance trip including going to remote places, then I wouldn't hesitate to spend whatever money needed to get a big petrol tank. Having to fill up with petrol once a day is magic.
I'm right with you here. Anything that saves money or does a good job with adaption gets my vote..

The only problem is knowing what will fit and what won't. You can only do so much to a moulded tank to make it fit, consideirng radiator, exhaust, cable clearance and seat mounting etc etc..

If someone can tell me if any other tanks will fit the DRZ, i'm happy to listen !!
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