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Old 08-26-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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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






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Old 08-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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Going by the blue paint showing through on the last photo, Im guessing an IT.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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Looks like you might well be right Homer, off to the bay of evil with it I think.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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late 70's early 80's husky ??
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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Definitely alloy, nicely made, looks factory?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:18 AM   #7
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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.







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Old 08-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #10
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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" ;)

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