YZ tank not fitting

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  • 02WR426Cali

Posted July 08, 2005 - 05:25 AM


I just bought a Clarke YZ 426 tank for my 02 wr426 and it's not fitting like they said it would. THe radiator shrouds do not line up. I looked up the part numbers for the wr and yz shrouds and they are the same, so what's the deal? has anyone else put a yz tank on their wr, did you have any problems?

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 08, 2005 - 06:46 AM


My YZ tank bolted straight on to my '02 WR426. The only thing I can think of, is that earlier YZ/WR's have slightly different shrouds. The bottom bolt hole is at a different angle. Is this the problem? If you have a tank for an '01-'02, and matching year shrouds, it should all work. It sounds like either the tank or shrouds could be from an earlier model. :)

  • 02WR426Cali

Posted July 08, 2005 - 09:17 AM


My shrouds are from my bike which is an 02. I looked up the part numbers and the yz and wr are the same. I bought the tank from clarke mfg. and the tank is for a 98-02. But that is the exact problem I am having, the bottom holes on the tank will not line up. The left side actually lined up because I crashed one time and the left radiator got slightly bent, so it actually helped that it was bent. The right side is straight and it doesn't line up.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 08, 2005 - 09:39 AM


You need the YZ shrouds.... :) Oh, and if I remember correctly you'll need the YZ seat too....

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  • Vibeguy

Posted July 08, 2005 - 09:45 AM


I picked up a used (2002) YZ250f seat and tank and they bolted right up to my 2002 WR. They were stock Yamaha stuff, not Clarke.

  • 02WR426Cali

Posted July 08, 2005 - 01:16 PM


No I don't need the yz shrouds. I obviously already have a yz seat as that was not part of my question above. I got it to fit just fine, I just kept every bolt loose until I had them all started and then tightened them all. I was just used to the stock tank because with that tank I could tighten every bolt individually and I figured the new tank would be the same way. I was wrong and feel like an idiot, but hey, it's mounted now! Thanks for the ideas anyway.

  • Hamish

Posted July 09, 2005 - 01:26 AM


I just kept every bolt loose until I had them all started and then tightened them all.

This is a good practice to do on your bikes to all components.

  • 02WR426Cali

Posted July 09, 2005 - 07:04 AM


This is a good practice to do on your bikes to all components.

I've always done it on everything except for the tank, because my stock tank would always line up perfectly and I never had any problems. But I always do it on any engine, suspension, brake, etc. components.


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