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When I originally purchased my Kawasaki KFX-700 ATV I was captivated by the power this machine possessed. It goes without saying; you can’t beat a V-twin engine for power and torque. Being a gear head and wanting to get the most power and performance I could possibly get out of this machine was my next endeavor.

Naturally with the power modifications, comes more fuel consumption. I quickly noticed even less mileage out of the machine. The KFX-700 had a range of less than 60 miles of conservative riding. After the modifications, it was down to close to 40. This just simply wouldn’t do. Especially when our normal ATV treks sometimes take us over 100 miles in a day before we find fuel. Now, granted, I am on a sport quad rather than a utility ATV; However, I still needed some additional range. An aftermarket fuel tank by IMS was what I needed. The IMS tank capacity was says 4.0 when I looked at the IMS website; however, product literature that came with the tank itself said it was a 4.6 gallon tank.

IMS makes replacement fuel tanks for a variety of bikes. When I did a search on Google, a company called came up at the top of the list. With interest, I gave them a call and ordered one up. When searching the site you will notice that sells mainly just gas tanks with a few exceptions to gas tank caps, fuel container organizers as well as the flat fuel packs by RotoPax.
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Here is the IMS fuel tank right out of the box.
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From 3.2 Gallons to 4.6...Wow!

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was very knowledgeable and extremely courteous. They were quick to answer all of my questions. I thought the website was laid out nice and very easy to navigate. Shipping from the West Coast to the East Coast was quick and packaging exceptional. I thought the whole operation at JustGasTanks,comoverall was top notch.

First Impression

When the IMS tank arrived from I quickly performed the general inventory of all parts and instructions. Convinced that I had everything necessary to get the project of switching the stock tank with the new IMS extended capacity tank I began removing the old fuel tank from the KFX-700. Installation time will take about 1 hour and simply involves removing the rear fender, unbolting the stock fuel tank, removing the fuel pump from the OEM fuel tank and carefully setting it aside and finally removing a vent line.

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With the tank mounted I first checked clearance of the rear Elka shock. I had heard rumors that an Elka shock would not clear the IMS tank. Don’t worry, the Elka and reservoir clears without any problems. We compressed the rear end of the quad till it bottomed out and did not notice any clearance issues at all. Once the fenders were bolted back on, I re-added the fuel from the old tank and checked fuel pump functionality and verified there were no leaks.

From what I can tell I can see that the range was extended by about an extra 25 miles give or take. Downside to the IMS tank is the low fuel warning sensor. If your low fuel light came on at ½ gallon of fuel left in the tank, it will now come one with about 1 ½ gallons of fuel left in the tank. I usually ignore the low fuel light anyway and I like to visually inspect the tank's fuel level.
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Here the OEM tank is removed making ready for the IMS replacement.
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Here you can see the improper mounting tabs that came with the tank.
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Everything is tightened and in place.
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I am very satisfied with my experience with Their knowledge and prompt shipping is extraordinary. The IMS tank is also a great addition for those who want to increase their range on their ATVs. In hindsight, I wished I would have ordered the clear or natural fuel tank instead of the all black tank. This would give the rider the ability to quickly inspect his / her fuel level without removing the tank fuel cap. I would highly recommend JustGasTanks.comfor replacement tanks as well as flat fuel packs like the RotoPax.

For more information or to purchase an aftermarket fuel tank contact at:
4040 Calle Platino #111
Oceanside, CA 92056

Hours: M-F 8-5
(Some Fridays we close to ride!)
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Let's go ride!
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