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November 29th, 2004, 07:14 AM   #1
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Oversize / Larger Capacity Fuel Tanks from IMS

I just finished talking with IMS regarding how many commitments they need to manufacture an oversize tank for a particular bike. I saw an ad where the listed a tank for the Huskies, so I thought they may be interested in making a mold for the Husabergs. They require a minumum order of 100 tanks to offset the investment in making the mold. I would be interested in a larger tank, and I know several other people that also want one. So the questions are:

1. How large of a tank would everyone agree to buy?
It has to be a one size fits all compromise.
3.1 to 3.5 gallons is my choice

2. What color? Blue, natural, yellow?

3. Would you pay a $100 non-refundable deposit?
(refundable if we fall short of the minimum, non-refundable if you cancel
and we only have 99 other deposits) The actual price has not be set by
IMS.

If we fall short of the minimum, it may be possible that some of the dealers could be willing to order a tank or two.

Any and all replies (positive & negative) are appreciated.
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November 29th, 2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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The one thing I disliked about my Husaberg was the wide fuel tank with sheet metal screws into plastic. I got a new IMS tank for my 04-TE450 Husky and it is nice with the inserts for the screws.

Here is the story on the Husky Tanks. Halls Harley/Husqvarna in Illinois paid the money for the molds (I believe around $25000.00) with Halls getting the first 150 tanks and they were selling for around $225.00

I would go with a 3.2gal tank with the brass inserts for mounting the shrouds, narrower, taller and lower on the bottom.

If we could enough interest this would be a good deal for BMG to help out with, they could get the rights and sell to dealers or a dealer could this with the backing from the members.

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November 29th, 2004, 08:02 AM   #3
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Hey Splat -

You could put me down for one; 3.6 gallons (just like the KTM MXC) would be preferable, in natural with a dry-brake option. This would give me approx 4.2 gallons with the under seat tank and keep the center of gravity as low as possible.

A $100.00 deposit would not be a problem...


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November 29th, 2004, 08:34 AM   #4
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I would be interested in a 3.6 also. Yellow would be my first choice but natural would be O.K. too. If a deposit is needed that would be fine.
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Originally Posted by husabutt
I would be interested in a 3.6 also. Yellow would be my first choice but natural would be O.K. too. If a deposit is needed that would be fine.
I would be cool with yellow, if it were the same yellow that comes on the late model bergs. Looks good and you can still see the fuel level

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1) This is a tough one. I have a 520MXC and it is 3.7 which will easily make a 100miles, but due to it's size it makes the 520 feel like a TANK. I believe the stock berg is a 2.5 gallon tank.

I would think a 3.3 would be perfect, it would add approximately 1/3 more fuel and subsequently increase fuel range by a 1/3. At this size hopefully the tank would feel like an IMS tank for a KTM. Yet for those who wish to go larger they could add the auxiliary and have over a four gallon tank which would be good for well over a 100miles.

2) Doesn't really matter as long as the tank is not opaque. Any color would work as long as the tank is translucent. I like the look of the stock yellow tanks.

3) If I wasn't still in college.
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I absolutly would give a deposit, I would prefer a 3.5 or larger, stock yellow, but that really does not matter to me. consider me in.

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The 3.6 + the underseat and the acerbis .8 gallon front numberplate tank=5.0 gallons plus. Now that would be a nice desert setup. Five hours of non-stop fun!
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I am very interested in this. I say a photo of an alloy tank that looked very nice just wonder if the radiators would be to wide with the new slim design of the tank.
Deposit is no problem
Translucent color is my vote
Tank size, more is better to a point the slimming design should be paramount

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Count me in - (3.5 min) Yellow is better but clear is OK too. How would you keep tabs on this?

I am in Africa but a deposit is not a concern
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