YZF426 Tank Fitment


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  • tjtibb

Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:24 AM

#1

Anyone know if the Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank for a 2004 yzf450 will fit on my 2001 YZF426?

From the info i have found, looks like the mounts are in a little different spot at the front, but a mounting strap can fix this.

Not sure how the seat will mate with this larger tank.

Only looking to swap tanks - not complete plastic upgrade at this time.


Thanks

  • grayracer513

Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:09 AM

#2

As far as the tank goes, you can make it work by building a set of plates to reach from the tank to the frame mounting points. There's a how-to in Common Threads that covers this.

The trouble is that you'll have to figure out how to make the seat match up. With a tank that big, there could also be other clearance problems, the first of which could be the oil filler.

  • umu24013

Posted February 28, 2012 - 12:15 PM

#3

With a tank that big, there could also be other clearance problems, the first of which could be the oil filler.

Exactly. Here's a close-up of its front side:

the Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank on an 03 WR250F
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  • tjtibb

Posted February 28, 2012 - 12:46 PM

#4

Do you have any other pictures of the installation?

Not sure how it will fit with the radiators and clearance to starter.

Thanks

  • grayracer513

Posted February 28, 2012 - 01:41 PM

#5

That won't even clear the 426 oil filler

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  • tommie594

Posted February 28, 2012 - 04:10 PM

#6

man that is a huge tank.....

i have a clarke on my 426

  • umu24013

Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:19 PM

#7

Do you have any other pictures of the installation?

You can find more pics here
http://www.sandslave...tank/index.html

  • tjtibb

Posted February 29, 2012 - 07:12 AM

#8

Thanks for the link!

Looks like may be a tight squeeze on the 426!

  • Parx_400

Posted September 24, 2012 - 08:23 AM

#9

I'm looking into this as well. The picture you posted is at a bad angle. There is more room up front than it looks in that picture. I found this picture of a guy over seas that put the 6.6 on his bike. Its a 426 and he did the body swap aswell. I still want to hear from someone that did this.

Here is where I got the pic. http://main.slackrid...w=previous.html



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Edited by Parx_400, September 24, 2012 - 08:37 AM.


  • Parx_400

Posted September 24, 2012 - 08:33 AM

#10

BTW here is my wr450 I use to own. You can see the back point of the tank is right at the rear shock. The 426 above with the 6.6 tank has it right at the same spot.
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