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Old 03-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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1981 Kawasaki KL250 tank

Anybody know of a aftermarket gas tank? I picked up an old 1981 KL250 with 1500 miles on it. Cleaned the carb fired right up. My problem is the gas tank is shot. I have been trying to find a rust free replacement with no luck. Some clown on ebay wanted 400 ( you still can order new ones but at a price 240 to 280). I was wondering if I had any options like different model tank that might fit? I don't want to pay 240 for a tank as I bought the bike for 150, The stock tires look new just the tank is rusted out.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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maybe

What kind of dimensions ,tunnel height,length etc does it need.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Anybody know of a aftermarket gas tank? I picked up an old 1981 KL250 with 1500 miles on it.
KLR250, perhaps?

I believe Clarke once cataloged such a tank, but--don't see it listed now:

http://clarkemfg.com/kawasaki-c-10.html?page=3&sort=20a

You might ask them if they have something left over from old stock around the plant, or something adaptable.

Then again, I imagine you can order a new OEM tank from your Kawasaki dealer.

Or,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLR250-KLR-2...6#ht_801wt_674

Or,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLR-250-GAS-...r#ht_438wt_912

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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Don't know where you are in NW Montana, but I'm in Missoula and have several old tanks sitting around you are welcome to try. KLR 250, XT225, and DR650 tanks.

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solder or fiberglass the big holes & treat with POR15
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[QUOTE=3DChief;21059145]Don't know where you are in NW Montana, but I'm in Missoula and have several old tanks sitting around you are welcome to try. KLR 250, XT225, and DR650 tanks.

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The XT tank might work. I was just through there yesterday picking up a Trackster in Stevenvill. I live up in the mountains above Kila (just west of Kalispell) Can I IM you if I will be down that way?

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What kind of dimensions ,tunnel height,length etc does it need.
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Thanks for the help I will post tank dimensions and picks if needed as soon as possible.
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KLR250, perhaps?

I believe Clarke once cataloged such a tank, but--don't see it listed now:

http://clarkemfg.com/kawasaki-c-10.html?page=3&sort=20a

You might ask them if they have something left over from old stock around the plant, or something adaptable.

Then again, I imagine you can order a new OEM tank from your Kawasaki dealer.

Or,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLR250-KLR-2...6#ht_801wt_674

Or,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLR-250-GAS-...r#ht_438wt_912
KLR tanks are very different maybe an early Sherpa tank. I emailed Clark and asked for help lets hope they respond.
Thanks for the input and a shot at something.

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This one is gone. But thanks for the input.

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Sure, give me a shout next time you pass through. I'm retired and a college student, so my schedule is pretty free. I live just off 93 North about two miles north of I-90.

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KLR tanks are very different maybe an early Sherpa tank. I emailed Clark and asked for help lets hope they respond.
Thanks for the input and a shot at something.

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Clark was very fast to respond so was "Just Gas
Tanks" But no luck so far.
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