I REALLY need a YZF tank...

17 replies to this topic
  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 16, 2001 - 02:38 AM


Im really in need of a YZF tank that will work w/ my 01'426-Any of you guys out west want to swap/trade/sell yours? I dont really need the hi capacity of the stock WR, and want a little more room up front.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 17, 2001 - 04:52 PM


Yo Wayne, I bought mine from 2-dads racing in SoCal, You will not regret getting one!!!! Do you have their number?? If not let me know and I'l look it up for you.

  • MN_Kevin

Posted July 17, 2001 - 05:17 PM


U.S. 1-866-782-4600
outside U.S. 818-782-4600

'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.

  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 17, 2001 - 05:26 PM


Thanks guys-
Do they have a website? Im too lazy to call. :)
I may have found a YZ tank from a 98, I'll know soon. Im gonna call and see if I can get a catalog.

  • dhowell

Posted July 18, 2001 - 05:55 AM


Will a tank from a 98-99 fit a 01 model without problems?

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 18, 2001 - 06:35 AM


dhowell, Yes it will fit no problem, The radiator shrouds are different though.

  • wrpunisher

Posted July 18, 2001 - 07:11 AM


Do you need a YZ seat to go with that tank? I've got a Ceet seat I'd like to sell.


  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 18, 2001 - 11:55 AM


Dan, are you saying you cant use the '01 shrouds w/ the 98 tank?

  • MN_Kevin

Posted July 18, 2001 - 12:47 PM


On the 98/99, the YZ and WR have IDENTICAL shrouds.

According to ACERBIS, the YZ400 and 426 have DIFFERENT shrouds, i.e. the 98 tank will not fit up w/ 2000/2001 shrouds.

You do have to have a YZ seat/seat-base to go with the tank!!

Either OEM, IMS, or SDG YZ seat will work. SDG is the cheapest.

The IMS seat is a the Dougie Henry Replica. It is slightly taller than OEM.

'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.

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  • mikeolichney

Posted July 18, 2001 - 01:10 PM


Actually the problem with the 98/99 shrouds is not with the 00/01 tank. I think the tanks are all the same, as far as fit goes. The 98/99 shroud only got changed at the radiator mount bolt area. When I sold my 99 YZF I kept a set of 99 shrouds for my new 01. They fit on the tank just fine, but the mounting angle for the radiator mount bolt is very different. You can probably make an adapter but I didn't bother.

So if you have an 00/01 bike, you need 00/01 shrouds for a factory fit (the shrouds must match the 00/01 radiators). But any YZF tank will work, even on the 250Fs.

[This message has been edited by mikeolichney (edited 07-18-2001).]

  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 18, 2001 - 02:31 PM


OK, so I buy 98 shrouds, and they fit on the 01' 426? Or is that not possible? If it doesnt fit factory style, I may just wait.

  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 18, 2001 - 02:38 PM


I just spoke w/ 2 Dads Racing, who told me that the shrouds are ALL the same, on bikes from 98-01.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 18, 2001 - 04:10 PM


Mike, As Ed McMahon would say "You are correct sir!!!" I kept my old shrouds off my 98 so I could use them on the 01 and they would not fit at the bottom hole going into the radiator. So they ARE different. Im not sure what year Yamaha changed the radiators but I know that the 98's wouldnt work on the 01 cause I tried.

PS. I dont think he'll give you a petcock or the tank mounts with the tank :)

  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 18, 2001 - 05:18 PM


Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to use the petcock, etc., from the WR....

  • MN_Kevin

Posted July 18, 2001 - 06:42 PM


Radiators changed in 2000.

  • lewichris

Posted July 19, 2001 - 06:10 AM


My buddie has a 98 yz 400 he is willing to trade you his tank and seat for your wr tank and seat. do you have a yz seat and wr tank or a wr seat and wr tank? any way he said he would do it and you keep your shrouds and he will keep his. If this will work could you all let me and wayne know. wayne let me know if you are interested. If so i will give you my buddies Phone # and you can talk to him. se ya :)

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 19, 2001 - 06:48 AM


Kev, I can always count on you!!! :)

  • wayneoXCF

Posted July 19, 2001 - 01:02 PM


Thanks lewichris. I bought the seat/tank today from a TT member, and hope to get it by next week. Thanks for the help.


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