Cracked tank

6 replies to this topic
  • rob612

Posted July 30, 2007 - 12:47 PM


I have an 02' YZ426 and while riding the other day i noticed a constant drip of gasoline dripping on the ground. Taking off the tank i noticed a crack on the bottom of it. Does anybody out there know how to fix a cracked gasoline tank. These things are freakin expensive. OEM about 300.00$. I tried JB weld but that cracked also. I'm looking at EBay but haven't found any yet.

  • grayracer513

Posted July 30, 2007 - 01:17 PM


Clarke makes both oversized and OEM replacement tanks for under $200 in multiple colors.

  • 642MX

Posted July 30, 2007 - 06:55 PM


I'm looking at EBay but haven't found any yet.

Here ya go.

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  • blue9red9

Posted July 30, 2007 - 08:02 PM


When both my and my buddies 426 tanks cracks, we both bought the clarke tank. No more problems were to be had.

  • Bunnin

Posted September 04, 2007 - 11:02 AM


I have noticed with JB weld that if your going to be using it on a place (such as the bottom of ur tank) that will be ahving gas touch it all the time its best to use just a little more hardened and spread a thick layer that thins out over a fairly larger area than just the crack, this will help to prevent the JB weld its self from cracking but the 426 tanks have a slight rep with cracking so u may just want to get a new one anyway and since there not a large tank its a good excuse to upgrade your tank to a larger size

  • King_Air

Posted September 05, 2007 - 05:56 AM


IMHO it is too risky to repair the fuel tank. Dripping gas and hot engines don't mix well. I bought a Clarke replacement for mine when this happen. No issues with the replacement.

  • rexbond007

Posted September 05, 2007 - 07:21 AM


here's the clark website

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