Milkman, Question for you!

Darrin,

I sent you an email, don't know if you got it. So here I go. I was wondering if you painted your tank yellow or did you use one of those paintable covers. I want to get the One Idustries "Hannah" kit for my bike. Enlighten me!

Thanks

Bill

PS: Do you know who makes the paintable covers?

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86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.

Hi Bill, I got your e-mail but I will post the response I gave you in e-mail here too in case anyone else might be intrested.:

I wouldnt paint it if I were you. Seen a guy do that once on his bike and it cracked really bad and started looking real bad after several rides. I got a clear or natural tank for my bike. Made by Clarke. I figured if I wanted to go back to blue then it would still look good too. Plus the extra capicity and the slim feel of the YZ tank and seat. No tank is included in the price

of the kit.

If you have the money and the time to do it, I suggest painting the frame too. I sent it off and had it powdercoated by Andrews powdercoating in CA.

They did an awesome job. The same guy that painted his tank also left his frame blue and it just didnt look right. Plus the black frame also goes with any color plastic.

Its all a bit to deal with but once youre done its well worth it. If you do it, let me know how it turns out.

ps. Heres a pic or two of mine to let you know how it turns out with the Clarke tank.

Darin

<img src=http://www.photoloft.com/view/exportImage.asp?s=plft&i=3073706&w=350&h=262>

<img src=http://www.photoloft.com/view/exportImage.asp?s=plft&i=3073745&w=350&h=262>

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

[This message has been edited by milkman2544 (edited 12-20-2000).]

I really love that Hannah kit. It looks like my old YZ's, 78 YZ250 and 80 YZ465. I have wanted one. I just don't know how long the gastank sticker will stay in place...???

Don't tell Milkman but I've seen his bike and it's by far the coolest WR I've seen. It's sooooooooooo perty!

I hear the yellow plastic and powder coating adds 10 to 15 feet of speed to the bike also!

:)

Bryan...

Your right Kevin, the tank sticker lasted about 6-7 months and they started to peel off so I went ahead and tore them off. But thats ok because I think it looks better without the stickers on the tank anyways.

Thanks bryan, so kind of you to say. And it is a fact it adds another 4-5 horsepower to the bike. I just dont know how to use it. he he :)

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

Milkmann what kind of skid plate is that? Looks kind of like a moose. Do you like how it fits? Looks like it has good coverage.

Its a MSR or Moose. Whichever you get they are both exactly the same plate and out of all the skid plates I have seen this is by far the plate with the most coverage. The only downfall is that since it is bigger it tends to hold a little more mud but I think the protection is worth it.

I give it a 9 out of 10 stars.

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

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