IMS Tank Problem


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  • alburito

Posted February 21, 2008 - 08:35 PM

#1

Hello all, I just put on a IMS tank on my 08 Wr 450. I finished up and mounted the seat, but it does not bolt on properly. I have to force it in place to get the bolts to line up, and it seems like it sits up a bit high. Also the very front of the seat where it meets up to the tank does not fit just right. Anyone else have this problem??

  • tweav

Posted February 21, 2008 - 10:48 PM

#2

yes It is a bit hard to get the seat on the first few times

  • KennyMc

Posted February 21, 2008 - 11:01 PM

#3

For me, every time I take the seat off it is still a bit of a PITA. A little elbow grease and she fits.

  • tweav

Posted February 22, 2008 - 05:21 AM

#4

For me, every time I take the seat off it is still a bit of a PITA. A little elbow grease and she fits.



If you think yours was hard you should have tryed mine with the rack in the way too , it was a real pain


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  • KennyMc

Posted February 22, 2008 - 07:50 AM

#5

If you think yours was hard you should have tryed mine with the rack in the way too , it was a real pain


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Yeah, with that setup, I would probably have to get my neighbor to help. As the saying goes, nice rack!

Also, thanks for the info on the triple clamps.

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  • sts475

Posted February 22, 2008 - 07:59 AM

#6

Hi there!

If any of you are using the BRP Scott's steering damper mount, You need to know that the tank will not rest on the backbone of the frame. I bought two extra rubber saddles from Yamaha and cut and fit them to support the tank.
I rubber cemented them together and zip tied them on.

Good Luck!

STS.

  • Dirtnerd

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:46 AM

#7

I had the same problem with my 08 wr, I used washers between the mounting bracket and the tank(under the seat) to get it to fit better. I also had to make the holes for the petcock bigger, there was no way it would fit. I also put a new seat cover on (really tight) and it fits better against the tank now and does not get pushed up as bad.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:46 AM

#8

Extend the "key-hole" on your seat pan a little, this will allow the seat to slide up further a little bit.. a dremmel will work just fine. Where the post mounts to the tank is a little farther back than stock, 1/4" or so.

The fit and finish up front is poor but it is a YZ tank.... hopefully the tank mfg's will have a WR specific tank some time this decade!

  • KennyMc

Posted February 22, 2008 - 09:16 AM

#9

Hi there!

If any of you are using the BRP Scott's steering damper mount, You need to know that the tank will not rest on the backbone of the frame. I bought two extra rubber saddles from Yamaha and cut and fit them to support the tank.
I rubber cemented them together and zip tied them on.

Good Luck!

STS.


Yeah, the instructuions say to shim the gap with washers. I put in 1 extra washer and it worked fine.:smirk:

  • fitzy

Posted February 22, 2008 - 01:40 PM

#10

If you undo the screw on the tank that the seat slides into and put 2-3 washers under it and screw it back on the seat will slip on just like the stocker. Took me a while to figure out what was going on but this fixes it. No need to cut your seat!!!! I use a wr400 fuel tap and CRF fuel line

  • alburito

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:16 PM

#11

thanks all i'll try that.




 
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