fuel tank wr-400

11 replies to this topic
  • nimiz1

Posted July 30, 2005 - 09:46 AM


does anyone nows what kind of plastic is used for this fuel tank
i have a problem in mine and i bought the plastic welder epoxy by devcon but it sais not for politilen or polipropilen.

  • rich-tenerife

Posted July 30, 2005 - 02:56 PM


Hello nimiz1

The plastic welder idea just wont work !
What kind of damage did the tank sustain ?
These bikes & exhaust systems get so hot ,the idea of any kind of fuel leak is best
Buy yourself a new tank .
Thats what i think.
Good luck.


  • nimiz1

Posted July 30, 2005 - 11:00 PM


i have a small fuel leak at the bottom of the tank
to buy a new one us not an option now ' a new tank in my country is about 700$.

  • 5valve

Posted July 31, 2005 - 01:31 AM


take it to the car plastic repair shop and if they cant do the job, nobody will
except maybe someone who specializes in fuel tank repair if in existance :D

  • Bamster

Posted July 31, 2005 - 01:42 PM



  • Yamaha WR400F

Posted July 31, 2005 - 03:25 PM


Awesome Bamster, that was going to be my sugestion, the WR tanks go real cheap on ebay, compared with the YZ ones.

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  • RCannon

Posted July 31, 2005 - 03:26 PM


Do you guys remember the video of the WR 400 burning. The person was a TT member who "fixed" a leak in his plastic tank. As I recall it held for a while....I remember him being threatened with the bill for the entire fire as well.

Dont repair this tank unless your willing to risk your bike, your self, or others in a fire. The used wr tanks never sell for much.

  • rich-tenerife

Posted August 03, 2005 - 02:19 PM


Hello all

That's what i think , change it !
You just dont mess around with fuel & hot engine's .

  • Lukejt

Posted August 03, 2005 - 04:32 PM


Won't a tank from a WR426 fit as well, could help find more tanks on Ebay. I'm sure you will find one cheap with a bit of patience. Worst case is you will need somebody to ship it overseas for ya. It'll cost a bit, but much less than $700 US I hope.


  • spy

Posted August 03, 2005 - 07:55 PM


I doubt he meant 700 USD considering new clarkes go for $170 USD, $530 for shipping? Wonder where he is in the world.

  • nimiz1

Posted August 04, 2005 - 12:05 AM


thank you all , it is 700$ in israel but i found used one for 60$ and i will buy it today
thank you.

  • Math

Posted August 04, 2005 - 02:05 PM


When you need parts, like a fuel tank, just post your needs here on the forum and/or go on e-bay. Don't do like Bamster though... and check the countries to which the seller is willing to ship! :D Sometimes, you'll see people willing to ship worldwide. My WR is full of e-bay junk and stuffs I've bought from TTers.... seat, tank, pipe, bash plate...

My father went to Israel once. From the pictures I've seen it must be a terrific place to ride a dirt bike.


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