Having some troubling installing Acerbis 3.3ga fuel tank on 2003 WR450

Hi,

 

I chose this tank because all the reviews looked good on it.  Granted they are all about 10yrs old.

 

I am running into a few issues.

 

At first I couldn't get the tank to go all the way down on the frame.  I saw it was touching a rubber bumper that fits over the frame near the back right of the tank.  I removed the bumper and now the tank slides all the way down but the tank is now touching the frame.

 

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Also, the cutout for the kickstarter is nowhere near the kickstarter.

 

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Finally, since I have an 03, I read I needed to use YZ radiator shrouds.  So I ordered factory YZ shrouds.  They kinda fit, I was able to get 3 of the 4 screws in but the 4th is way off.

 

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Here is an overall picture.

 

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Anyone have similar issues?

I have the same bike and tank - no problems. did need YZ shrouds.

I have the same bike and tank - no problems. did need YZ shrouds.

 

Hmmm, do you have any idea what might be causing my issues.  Does the tank look the same shape as yours?

I think your kick starter is off one tooth. Good way to break the starter shaft.

Welcome to the world of aftermarket tank. I sometimes use a prybar to get mine on.

Check the VIN on the bike to confirm the year.

Edited by speedtoad

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