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YZ450F Hurricane Kit question

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BTOSPORTS carries the kit but what about the blue tank?? I love the look of the old school look but I guess I would have to purchase a new tank as well? :thumbsup:

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I think you can get either a yellow or black tank from Clarke. You'll also want to repaint the frame.

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my friend got it for his 426, he painted the frame black and painted the tank with black krylon fusion paint, looks great

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my friend got it for his 426, he painted the frame black and painted the tank with black krylon fusion paint, looks great

The paint on the tank WILL bubble, it's just a matter of when.

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If your planning on doing a tear down to begin with, its worth it...but if your doing it just to change the looks and want to do it half assed, dont bother.

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I used dye on my tank. Seems great so far. Time will tell.

You used dye??? Sounds crazy enough to work, what exactly did you have to do???

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I decided to do a complete tear down and rebuild of my 250F. In the process I am doing the Hurricane conversion. As stated above you need to do both the tank and the frame for the complete look. I decided to go with a black tank from Clarke and had my frame powedercoated black. Therefor I can use any color plastics / graphics in the future not just yellow. My 02 subframe was also painted blue so I stripped and polished it. Looks great!

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I am still doing the rebuild but will post final pics if anyone is interested.

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Was it a lot of work to strip the paint off the subframe? I would like to have a polished sub on my bike as well, but I've heard the paint is a biotch to get off.

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I wouldn't say it was easy but it was not difficult. The key is to get the right stripper. I got a product called SureStrip from an airplane refinishing supplier. That combine with a little fine steel wool. 80% of the paint "fell" right off with the stripper. The rest took a little elbow grease with the steel wool. Some of the welds and "corners" were a little of a pain but again not too bad.

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