2006 WR 450 fuel tank


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  • corey marts

Posted January 29, 2016 - 09:11 AM

#1

Hi out there I have a 2006 WR 450 that i'm trying to put a factory tank on but don't won't to spend $500 for a new one.  I have been looking for a used one but very little luck do any YZ models swap or any one have a stock tank.  I have an IMS 3.1 that came with the bike but all trails close to me aren't so big i need that much fuel.  Plus it's been causing hot engine troubles and is a horrible design so want a factory tank for most my riding.   Thank you 



  • mikenash

Posted January 29, 2016 - 10:14 AM

#2

Nation wide CL search is going to be your best bet. I had the same issues with my 06 as well and went back to a stock tank. Good Luck.



  • ftl900

Posted February 04, 2016 - 12:59 PM

#3

I see several on ebay but they're all 08-12 models.  

I'd just keep an eye on ebay, things come and go pretty quickly there.

CL, like MikeNash said.  I've had isolated successes using CL, but it's time consuming.  

 

You can go to ZOOMTHELIST.com and search CL nationwide, but anything after the first page starts pulling up older posts that are expired.



  • corey marts

Posted February 05, 2016 - 12:18 PM

#4

thank you i've been checking ebay daily i know sooner or later something will show up.



  • DESERTJUL

Posted February 06, 2016 - 04:26 PM

#5

I have a stock tank, I'm assuming its off my 06 WR450 since I got it with other stuff for my bike from the guy I bought my bike from. I can post some pics if you're interested.



  • corey marts

Posted February 07, 2016 - 07:50 AM

#6

thank you but i bought one on eBay on Friday.



  • corey marts

Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:35 PM

#7

Well i'm still looking for a 06 fuel tank since the one i ordered was a 04 and does not fit my bike now i have two useless fuel tanks.



  • corey marts

Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:38 PM

#8

I have a stock tank, I'm assuming its off my 06 WR450 since I got it with other stuff for my bike from the guy I bought my bike from. I can post some pics if you're interested.

if you still have that tank i am interested 



  • ftl900

Posted February 17, 2016 - 09:00 AM

#9

I have a stock tank, I'm assuming its off my 06 WR450 since I got it with other stuff for my bike from the guy I bought my bike from. I can post some pics if you're interested.

 

What size tank do you have on your bike??  I have the stock tank, and I've been wondering what kind of range i'll have with it.  

I know my WR400 did 80 miles in Death Valley sand without ever hitting reserve, but that was a 3.2 gallon tank, and now I have 2.6 gallons.



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  • corey marts

Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:23 PM

#10

What size tank do you have on your bike??  I have the stock tank, and I've been wondering what kind of range i'll have with it.  

I know my WR400 did 80 miles in Death Valley sand without ever hitting reserve, but that was a 3.2 gallon tank, and now I have 2.6 gallons.

 

i'm ridding around 4 hours on tight hilsl and roads only 30 miles or so but usually only go through 2 gallons of fuel 



  • rah7777777

Posted February 19, 2016 - 08:35 PM

#11

Will a 2006 YZ450 tank not fit?
I've been thinking about trying to find the black one.

  • corey marts

Posted February 20, 2016 - 07:34 AM

#12

i don't know it just comes down to your seat and plastic fitting it.



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 20, 2016 - 09:30 AM

#13

Hi out there I have a 2006 WR 450 that i'm trying to put a factory tank on but don't won't to spend $500 for a new one.  I have been looking for a used one but very little luck do any YZ models swap or any one have a stock tank.  I have an IMS 3.1 that came with the bike but all trails close to me aren't so big i need that much fuel.  Plus it's been causing hot engine troubles and is a horrible design so want a factory tank for most my riding.   Thank you 

 

That gas tank cannot cause 'hot engine troubles'.

You have a water cooled bike, and heat exiting the top and sides engine is not supposed to be managed.

Heat manangement is the job of the water and the radiators.

You need to properly uncork and jet the bike first so it is not running lean/hot and if you ride terrain with lots of clutch slipping work, you will need a fan.

 

Just put less gas in 3.1 the tank.....



  • rah7777777

Posted February 20, 2016 - 07:07 PM

#14

I could see how the bigger tanks could mess with the running temps. It kills the airflow on the top half of the radiators.

  • rah7777777

Posted February 20, 2016 - 07:10 PM

#15

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Or more like most of the radiators airflow.

  • corey marts

Posted February 24, 2016 - 05:35 PM

#16

I have a stock tank, I'm assuming its off my 06 WR450 since I got it with other stuff for my bike from the guy I bought my bike from. I can post some pics if you're interested.

 

i am interested 



  • corey marts

Posted February 24, 2016 - 05:36 PM

#17

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Or more like most of the radiators airflow.

yes it really cuts the through airflow in the rads just keeps it in the same area 



  • DESERTJUL

Posted February 24, 2016 - 08:10 PM

#18

Corey, I have it. PM me and we'll figure out how to get it to you.






 
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