1981 Kawasaki KL250 tank

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  1. Chaos-in-MT

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    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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  2. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    What kind of dimensions ,tunnel height,length etc does it need.
    regards,Ed
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  3. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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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-250-KAWASAKI-2002-02-GAS-TANK-FUEL-/140908901604?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D163%26meid%3D6575380282343746631%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D181109503943%26#ht_801wt_674

    Or,

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLR-250-GAS...ries&hash=item2a2af7b7c7&vxp=mtr#ht_438wt_912
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  4. 3DChief

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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.

    Tim
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  5. Beezer

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    solder or fiberglass the big holes & treat with POR15
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  6. Chaos-in-MT

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  7. Chaos-in-MT

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    Thanks for the help I will post tank dimensions and picks if needed as soon as possible.
    Thanks ED

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  8. Chaos-in-MT

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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.

    Chaos
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  9. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    This one is gone. But thanks for the input.

    Chaos
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  10. 3DChief

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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.

    Tim
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  11. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    Clark was very fast to respond so was "Just Gas
    Tanks" But no luck so far.
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  12. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    Thanks Tim
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