Gas tank latch

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Posted March 31, 2001 - 06:39 PM


Hey guys- Recently, every time I took off my seat to check my airfilter, I noticed the rubber latch (at the rear of the fuel tank) was un-hooked. I would simply re hook it and go riding. When I hooked it, it seemed tight. Today I found the dumb thing missing, Anyone else found a problem with the thing? I can't see where there is enough movement to make that thing come loose. Now I have to try and order a new one? Good luck. :)

It's your world, I just play in it!

'00WR, WB E-Series S-Bend w/7 discs, Stock header, throttle stop trimmed, airbox cover removed. Stock jetting. 4500ft.

  • dwby2kwr

Posted March 31, 2001 - 07:29 PM


i had the same problem. just like you i lost mine, but i have never replaced it. didn't see the need since i figured i would just loose it again. i have had no other problems related to it that i know of. i'd say just forget about.

y2k wr, airbox lid and baffle removed, 180 main, 45 pilot, 426yz er needle,
wr timing

  • John_in_Long_Beach

Posted March 31, 2001 - 08:21 PM



Lost it... drove without... finally bought new one.... lost new one...... screw it....

  • fershy

Posted April 01, 2001 - 08:05 AM


I've lost mine too. Now I just use a large O-ring to hook under frame tab. A 50 cent fix

  • MN_Kevin

Posted April 01, 2001 - 08:10 AM


I haven't lost mine, YET, but it would be a real good idea to safety (lock) wire it onto the frame.

If you don't have one yet, buy yourself a lockwire pliers. From grips, throttle cable onto the carb body, spokes together, brush wire between your brake pedal and frame, etc, etc, the thing makes lockwire jobs absolutely cake. A pretty invaluable tool.

'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.


Posted April 01, 2001 - 08:45 AM


Thanks alot guys- You confirmed my own opinions. I like the .50 cent fix idea. Now to dig up an old O ring in my overflowing garage. :)

You guys rock!

It's your world, I just play in it!

'00WR, WB E-Series S-Bend w/7 discs, Stock header, throttle stop trimmed, airbox cover removed. Stock jetting. 4500ft.

  • Team_Towrope

Posted April 02, 2001 - 06:08 AM


I lost mine too. Now I just zip ty it -- works great!

  • Tim_Heslip

Posted April 02, 2001 - 07:16 AM


I lost mine too. Exact same thing, every time I took the seat off it was unhooked, then missing. I just bought a new one. More dollars than sense I guess. It is a $10 piece of rubber. Gotta love OEM. Next time i'll ues one of your ideas.


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  • Heywood

Posted April 02, 2001 - 08:23 AM


I lost mine too. Sounds like a common problem. I left mine off until my next ride and found it in the dirt along side the track (I guess it could have been someone elses the way these things fall off!).

Like Kevin, I safety wired it on when I re-installed it. Hasn't budged since.

  • Clark_Mason

Posted April 02, 2001 - 11:26 AM


After I found mine loose I crimped the bracket where the thing attaches to the frame back bone so it cannot fall off if it comes loose from the tank end.

Still got my initial issue rubber



Posted April 02, 2001 - 04:08 PM



Hmmm, $10.00 or .50 cents?? :)

Glad to hear I was not the only one. The crimping ought to be one of the initial mods along with airbox, throttle stop etc.

Thanks folks!

It's your world, I just play in it!

'00WR, WB E-Series S-Bend w/7 discs, Stock header, throttle stop trimmed, airbox cover removed. Stock jetting. 4500ft.

  • Dougie

Posted April 02, 2001 - 05:08 PM


Ha, lost it on the first ride two years ago. Paid $10 for a new one and lost it on the second ride. Damned if I'll pay for another one.

  • mcarp

Posted April 02, 2001 - 07:09 PM


Mine came loose, too. I just tightened the screw on the tank, haven't had a problem yet (it's been 1 year).

Hope that helps.

  • SFO

Posted April 02, 2001 - 07:23 PM


My new 426 didn't even have one.
I loathe interacting with my dealer so I blew it off.
No mishaps yet...

  • Ben_from_London

Posted April 03, 2001 - 05:00 AM


'98 WR from new, never had the strap, never missed the strap.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted April 03, 2001 - 02:23 PM


Damn, I thought my parts-eating garage ate mine. (Similar to the sock-eating clothes dryer, only its hungry for small motorcycle parts.) So far, I haven't lost the new one, but I'm going to try Clark's idea of bending the tab in.


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