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 Put an Acerbis 5.8 Gallon tank on my XR650L

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PostSubject: Put an Acerbis 5.8 Gallon tank on my XR650L   2/28/2009, 2:38 pm

Here are a couple of pics of the bike after install:






If anyone else installs one of these tanks, there is a center stabilizer tube the attaches to the headstay on the engine. You will need to shorten it with a sawzall or a hack saw. I shortend mine about 1/2" overall then went to Lowes and bought diaphram washers to put in the ends of the tube to cussion the tank:





Then, install the arms on the tank that reach down to attach to the frame but don't tighten the boltstake your regulator/rectifier off( just unbolt it and let it hang) put the tank on and get everything aligned before you tighten any thing. Once it's all aligned then tighten the bolts for the arms up under the tank, you'll need a 10mm open end/ box end wrench to accomplish this. Remove the tank and re-install the regulator/ rectifier and away you go. If you have problems or need help, let me know and I'll walk you through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Put an Acerbis 5.8 Gallon tank on my XR650L   2/28/2009, 4:31 pm

Looks good..... thumb

Now, you've got some range.

Do the front turn signals clear the tank?

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PostSubject: Re: Put an Acerbis 5.8 Gallon tank on my XR650L   2/28/2009, 4:47 pm

No they don't if your hard over, however me being kind of cheap, went to Wally World and bought 2 flush mount LED marker lights and a pack of ss screws for the hefty sum of $12. I am going to mount them on my hand gaurds like hodakaguys but a little less intensive until I can buy the Bark Busters with gaurds. Another tip I found is that it's not a good idea to fill it to the very top because the fuel will weep out from under the cap, so stop filling about an inch down. Feels like a totaly different bike when full.
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