Hi guys: Love the mag, it’s always a great read. I currently have a Kawasaki KLX450R 2009 model. I'm looking at getting a larger fuel tank, as I do some long rides out in the deserts of Roxby Downs, SA. Do you have any ideas on what brand would be best? I was looking at some US suppliers like IMS and Clarke, mainly for price. I can only get info for tanks that fit the old KLX 400 and 650s. Keep up the great work with mag.
-- Tim Dixon, via www.trailzone.com.au
Thanks for your enquiry, Tim. We've actually had two Kawasaki KLX450R Project Bikes over the past three years and have used an 11.7 litre fuel tank from IMS on both of them. The tank is actually for the KX450F motocrosser, but can be fitted to the KLX readily, however you have to get a set of KX-F radiator shrouds to fit, and then run KX-F graphics. IMS tanks are distributed in Australia by C&R Imports in Melbourne, so call them on (03) 9587 5077 to find the name of your nearest IMS stockist. If you want a heap more info on set-ups and preps for the KLX450R, then call the TRAIL ZONE office on (02) 9905 ZONE and order back issues 14, 15 and 16 ('08 model) and issues 24, 25 and 26 ('09 model), to get all the details on the mods we made to our KLX450Rs. Ride on!
-- Dr Phil, www.trailzone.com.au
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