HUGE fuel tanks for the WR450's...

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  • ddialogue

Posted September 08, 2003 - 05:02 AM


These photos and links came across the WR450 mailing list.

Tank photo 1
Tank photo 2

The tank is 28-liters (7.4 US gallons) with a 25-liter version (6.6 US gallons) due to go into production at the end of this month. Now, if they'd only produce a 15-liter version (4 US gallons.) Here are the links to the Australian race team they were developed for:

Australian Safari
Australian Safari Yamaha link

Sorry, IMS. For WR owners, your 3.1 gallon model is LAME!! :)

  • live_to_ride

Posted September 08, 2003 - 07:24 PM


You would need to change your fork springs half way through the ride! A 3 gallon tank would be nice if it was not an ims.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted September 08, 2003 - 08:21 PM


Wow!!! That one's new to me....

Yep, IMS could've done a better job than their 3.1 gallon...... I agree..

thanks for the photos...


  • MiniMadMan50

Posted September 08, 2003 - 10:08 PM


Man that's ridiculous. 7 gallons of gas is an extra 70 pounds. That thing would handle like a gull wing! :)

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  • INJURY_69

Posted September 13, 2003 - 02:51 AM


Hey Fellas...

What's "wrong" with IMS? I am thinkin about pickin one up.


  • INJURY_69

Posted September 13, 2003 - 02:06 PM



  • yamahasocal450

Posted September 13, 2003 - 02:27 PM


the petcock is right over the header ... tsss tsss tsss BOOOOOM that is if something goes wrong in a crash... :)

  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 14, 2003 - 06:42 AM


I do not understand why a 4 gallon design was not used and a short stop for refueling. You would be way faster than carrying 70lbs of fuel at the start! I want a 4 gallon version! what are these guys at IMS thinking? :)

  • BajaBoundMoto

Posted September 14, 2003 - 10:43 AM


They probably didn't use a 4G because of access to pits (or lack thereof) and sometimes there are rules about carrying gas (like you're not allowed to carry extra on a belt).
Seven gallons might be a bit much. The most I've had to carry was 5.0 IMS with 2 gallons on a belt, but that turned out to be way overkill.

? Question - would anyone here buy a 6.0 imported from Aus. for their 450?



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