IMS 2.4 Gallon Oversized Fuel Tank: The ultimate sleek solution to today’s tiny motocross gas tanks
One thing is certain, running out of gas while cranking out laps or blazing off-road trails is definitely no fun. Unfortunately, it is becoming all to common to see motocrossers run out of gas these days. I can personally count half a dozen times in 2011 that pro riders ran out of gas while racing. Ryan Dungey, for example, experienced a heart breaking crawl to a stop while leading the 2011 Freestone outdoor national. The problem seems even more common in amateur motocross. There are several reasons for this trend… one of them being the new, tiny stock gas tanks. Manufacturers of dirt bikes have slowly downsized gas tank volumes over the years. Don’t believe me? Just check out photos of dirt bikes built in the 1980′s! In a quest for better performance, manufacturers have been taking aggressive steps to reduce unsprung weight, and as a result are making smaller fuel tanks. One great solution to this problem is to mount an IMS Products over-sized gas tank to your ride. IMS Products is a leader in the over-sized fuel tank market, and in our opinion, uses the highest quality standards. One of our team bikes, a 2010 YZ 450f, is notorious for running on empty. The stock Yamaha 450f fuel tank holds a wimpy 1.5 gallons of gas. If you are not constantly refueling or watching the gas level…you’re doomed at some point to be pushing it back to the pits. The IMS over-sized tank that we eventually bolted on was the perfect solution. It holds an ideal 2.4 gallons of gas and is sleek and virtually unnoticeable, proving to be a ‘must-have’ after market product for any 2010 or newer YZ 450f. Ironically, in 2011, Yamaha increased the tank size by 200 cc’s, though not enough to make any difference whatsoever. We have since spotted several pro riders running the same IMS 2.4 we use. So if you are worried about your dirt bike’s fuel capacity and dont enjoy pushing it home… spend your money wisely and give IMS Products a call. Cheers, Rocket 88.