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Old 7 Oct 2006
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DRZ400 Larger tank

Anyone have any experience of larger tanks for drz400's? I'm guessing a 23l acerbis tank is available, but what range does that give? Alternatively what else is available and in what sizes???

Cheers in advance for the advice!

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large tank

Hi ,here in Aus.we have a manufacture of Tanks-www.safaritanks.com.
Lots of them on Drz i have one on my DR650.Take care
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Core racing had a 28 L tank at Lumb farm. Have a look here.
www.coreracing.co.uk

The biggest DRZ tank I've seen (43 L !!!), along with many other sizes is available here
www.off-the-road.de/270.html?&L=1

As for tank range and fitment. That as well as many other DRZ related things are discussed here
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=25

This thread might be worth a look is well
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ange-dr-z-8472

I hope this is useful. Cheers Simon
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Clarke 3.9 gal

I have been using Clarke 3.9 gallon tank. It is actually good for about 4.1 gallons. Simple to install, no problems over 18000 miles.
http://www.clarkemfg.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=suzuki

The tank is good for about 200 miles. In Mongolia and Siberia I used an additional 1 gallon flat fuel cell I put on a luggage rack.

All you needed in that area was an action radius of about 150 miles, most of the time anyway.

Cheers and good luck with the DRZ.
It is a great bike for long distance, with some mods.
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Thumbs up Fuel Tank....

Hi Dave.....

I have a Safari 28L tank previously known as Aqualine the Aussie company

but was able to buy from the importer UK www.coreracing.co.uk in Yorkshire

and very helpful they were too ..........the tank is really tough and the bike

rides better than with small tank ..........
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I have been using Clarke 3.9 gallon tank. It is actually good for about 4.1 gallons. Simple to install, no problems over 18000 miles.
http://www.clarkemfg.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=suzuki

The tank is good for about 200 miles. In Mongolia and Siberia I used an additional 1 gallon flat fuel cell I put on a luggage rack.

All you needed in that area was an action radius of about 150 miles, most of the time anyway.

Cheers and good luck with the DRZ.
It is a great bike for long distance, with some mods.

Sounds like you've put some miles on your DRZ. What would you list as the best top 10 mods for long distance off roading?

Also a question for Gatso'shy. The tank you're describing fits the E model, not the 'S'. The 'E' has neither a cooling fan or any decent rear subframe... I know I can remove the fan from the 'S' model, but is this really a good idea?

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Dave, I had either a Clarke or an IMS on my DRz400S. Not sure which it was cos I got it s/h off eBay and it had no identifying marks. It held a good 4 galls so would give a range of 200~280 miles depending on terrain/speed/headwind etc. It fitted my S perfectly with a cutout for the fan. It had a screw filler cap, rather than a locking one. The fuel tap was taken from the standard tank and fitted well.
Having sold the bike, I tried for ages to sell it (and the Corbin seat). Eventually they both went to Scotland.
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Hello Dave,

I got my tank the Ebay. No markings but believe it's 17 litres. (IMS i think)
The lobes that sit below the fuel tap hold about 1 litre each- I've yet to fit a small pipe in the tank to draw this straight up.


Tough as old boots. It fits the S model with fan in place. Standard tank is about 9 litres. Transparent has obvious advantages.

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DRZ tank

Hi David,
you should pay more attention!
I had a DRZ400E tank at Lumb Farm, it was the 28ltr Aqualine SAFARI tank. They have also made a 17ltr tank for the same bike.

Aqualine can also make to order these tanks to fit the DRZ400 S also after some mould modifications.

I feel the E is the better model as the susspension is more tuneable and is a lighter bike base to start with.

I took one to Morocco last October with a 28ltr tank and both were fantastic. I recommend you change the clutch cover for a billet cover though as they are notoriously thin as standard. We punctured one but not seriously.

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Cheers for that,

As it happens I was riding a KTM at this years 'do' and was fully intending to be riding that for a few years to come......Y'know how it is though!!!

Dave
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Hi guys,


I hope it's ok to revive an old post instead of creating a new one? I have a similar query, I've just ordered a 28ltr from this site:

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

I've seen tanks being taken off for other models with electrics, etc, but does anyone have a link for somewhere that explains how you change the tank for a Suzuki DRZ400? Or if anyone is able to explain how it's done and what I need to watch out for?

Thanks for reading guys
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You basically take seat off, then original tank is attached with 2 bolts and fuel line. Plastic "wings" that go to radiator sides must also be removed. Take these off and your tank comes off (pull it up from bolted end). Put Aqualine tank on the same place, it takes no bolts, just a rubber strap. Rubber strap may or may not come with your tank. You can order one from Suzuki (E model strap) and you need also one small metal piece where you seat attaches to (also from E model if it does not come with the tank). I can give you exact part number if you need the E parts.
Original tank may have vacuum petcock. New tank has manual one. You'll need to close one vacuum hose that went to your vacuum petcock.

If you are going to do more work on your DRZ then get Clymer manual or genuine workshop manual where all tasks (like removing tank) are described in detail.

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Excellent, many, many thanks for the advise.

Just ordered that book. I own the 2007 model but I'll assume the differences can't be that big. There is one for the 2007 but it's only available for download as far as I could find (didn't want to buy the download as 331 pages is a lot of printer ink!).

Thanks again.
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There are 2 manuals available:

Official 2000-2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S/SM Factory Service Manual 99500-43039-03E DR-Z400SK7
DR-Z400 DRZ400 Repair Manual Suzuki 2000-2008 Clymer M477-2 DR-Z400SK7

Both are good. If you can afford get genuine, if not get Clymer.
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Thanks man, I ordered the Clymer one.
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