'03 450F Tank and Seat on an '02 426F

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  • tetfsu

Posted February 07, 2003 - 10:48 AM


Just wondering if anyone has tried to put an 03 450 tank on an 02 426. I don't ride really long enduros or anything like that, so i would gladly give up the .6 gal of fuel for the smaller tanks look and feel (I haven't riden an 03 just sat and drooled on it at the dealership.) I tired to find an aftermarket one, but no luck so far. Probably still too new. Thanks for any info.

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  • devo1

Posted February 07, 2003 - 01:19 PM


tetsfu, It won't fit without some serious modifications, you would need the 450 sub frame, air box, and fender to do it. You would also need to weld a new tank mount on.

Get a YZF tank and seat if you want to slim it down. Your shrouds will fit the YZF tank.

I just put the Clarke 3.3 tank and YZ seat on mine, haven't rode it yet, it sure feels better. I'll find out Sunday since I am entered in a 6 hour Harescramble!

We got 20 degree temp., 2" of snow, and ice up here. What are your conditions?

  • tetfsu

Posted February 10, 2003 - 04:36 AM


Yeah, I appreciate your help and thanks for the advice. I knew about the YZ tank, it seems like just about everyone has talked about that mod here on TT. Let me know how yours works out, I am interested to know.

The real reason I posted this was because I just wanted to know if somehow Yamaha may have just remolded the tank and kept the mount points the same and such. I just love the look of that '03 tank and seat. I would just buy a stock one from the dealer if it fit correctly.

As far as our conditions go, it has been absolutely great riding around here for about a 2 months. I think I have only gotten rained out one weekend.

I rode with a buddy yesterday after church, got there about 1. It was a little overcast, it has rained a bit during the week, but that made it even better. (It has been so dry here, it is getting really dusty, and sand was like sugar, so the rain helped a lot.) Temp was in the high 50s low 60s, GREAT riding weather in my book. Take care.


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