Tired of bashing in your gas tank while scraping it over the boulders, even with the minimal protection provided by the thin tin OEM skid plate? It’s not only dangerous because of possible leaks, but it also robs you of fuel capacity.
Almost every time the plastic tank deforms, it loses capacity. Sometimes it’ll flex back, other times it won’t. The last thing you want to happen on a trail ride is lose gas. Like I said, it’s not only dangerous but it can also cause other problems long after you’ve driven on.
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