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Jason_01 08-26-2012 04:21 AM

Anybody know what this alloy tank is off?
 
I picked this alloy tank up today but Ive no idea what its off, can anybody help? Yamaha YZ465? Gap between the lugs is about 5 1/4" or 135mm

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z..._2007/tank.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...2007/tank2.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...2007/tank4.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...2007/tank3.jpg

Thanks guys

Homerb 08-26-2012 04:33 AM

Going by the blue paint showing through on the last photo, Im guessing an IT.

Jason_01 08-26-2012 04:51 AM

Looks like you might well be right Homer, off to the bay of evil with it I think.

Many thanks

stainlesscycle 08-26-2012 07:29 PM

no alloy tanks on the it series. plastic only. by looking at the shape of it i would say post 1977 - maybe up till 1985 or so.

-edit> i maybe wrong - 1976 it400c could be steel tank? i've never seen one in person..

JeffS77 08-26-2012 09:35 PM

late 70's early 80's husky ??

Jason_01 08-27-2012 03:10 AM

Definitely alloy, nicely made, looks factory?

FR700 08-27-2012 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stainlesscycle (Post 19452119)
no alloy tanks on the it series. plastic only. by looking at the shape of it i would say post 1977 - maybe up till 1985 or so.

-edit> i maybe wrong - 1976 it400c could be steel tank? i've never seen one in person..

IT 400 C had a different shape tank partly due to the in line forks.

My guess would be it suits an IT/YZ 465 as the cap looks to be IT size and the shape is very similar.

Not a factory tank Jason, Also note the boost bottle bracket on the bottom right side of the one you have.

http://www.mxworksbike.com/OW41_4_750.jpg

http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/thu...lue-2100-5.jpg

http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/thu...lue-2100-6.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3496/3...5bf_z.jpg?zz=1

Foot dragger 08-29-2012 06:19 PM

A buddy of mine picked up a cherry IT,250 or 400 and it had a custom alloy tank on it,so somebody makes the things. It sold well on ebay.

Sniper X 08-30-2012 08:52 AM

It is an IT tank, and if aluminum, it was possibly a factory enduro tank or an after market unit. But I never remember any after market places making alloy tanks for IT's even though that is an IT tank.

Jason_01 08-30-2012 11:01 AM

Thanks for all the help guys, wouldnt have had a clue where to start looking without your collective expertise. Its a nice tank, wish I had a bike to put it on but its a bit small for my Beemers! It will soon be on its way to another home via that auction site!

Much as Id like to build a bike around the tank I dont think my other half would be very easily convinced! "I got the tank cheap so I might as well buy a bike to go with it luv" ;)

Cheers

Jason


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