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I am looking to get an after market oil tank and was hopping to get some feed back about if they are worth it and if they help cool down the oil enough to make a diffference. I am looking at two models one is made by CFM and has a life time warrinty. The next is sold by RM atv and has a heat sheild between the exuast headers and the tank. it is made by UM. If anyone has any imput let me know
 

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Correct me if Im wrong Mad Dog, caus Ive never had one but I do remember someone sayin tht an aftermarket tank makes it a bit difficult to adjust exhaust valves???
 

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Access to adjusting the exhaust valves on the 660 isn't ever "easy" on the 660 unless the engine is out of the frame IMO, but yes they all get bigger by going upward and you're left with notably less room to get to the exhaust side tappet covers.

You can either fight the lack of space or pull the mounting bolts on the tank and try to slide it out of the way one side or the other with the hoses still attached.
 

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thanks mad dog and rampageraptor for both of your replies. i agree with you mad dog that it isnt easy to get to the valves already what is another 10 min or so moving an oil tank. i think i will make the purchase today. Im going to go with the CFM just cause they will replace it or fix it for free for life
 

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I have barkers with my CFM, I think I had the CT on there as well, both without clearance or heat transfer issues. Not to say others don't interfere, that's just my experience with the CFM.
 

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Shouldnt be a probelm. FMF's exhaust hugs the motor pretty tight.

Here is my CFM and Sparks 6x.

 

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Yea no problem. I did have the side that faces the header ceramic coated with a Thermal Barrier coating. It helps keep heat from soaking in to the tank. Then I just painted it black. It is kind of like a spray on heat shield. You dont want to do the whole thing because then it wont cool down from the air blowing over the front and sides.
 

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03 limited I like your powder coat job on your bike. It looks sick
Thanks, it is just VHT High Temp Paint. Unfortunatly the engine is no longer black. I went back to a grey color. (Actualy Duplicolor Graphite High Preformance Wheel Coat).

Have you ever owned a black car? Well the raptor engine is 10x more of a pain to keep clean and good looking. That and the grey / graphite makes it look like the motor hasn't ever been opened up :). The black was kind of a dead give away. Sleepers are fun.
 
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