1999 Honda XR650l tank color question

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by 99' xr650L, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. 99' xr650L

    99' xr650L dual sport guy

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  2. Bluetickk

    Bluetickk Sand Crab

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    I bought a tank that the guy said was off a 1999 and it is white. I thought 2000 they went to red :confused

    1998 tank
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    1999 tank
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  3. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Correct, the tanks changed to red in 2000.
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  4. 99' xr650L

    99' xr650L dual sport guy

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    Then that's pretty strange that my '99 had a red tank and shrouds??? Apparently the orginal owner must have put a red tank and red shrouds on it, because that's the only thing that I can figure...
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  5. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Sounds like yours was damaged and replaced with a newer model before you bought it. Are your fenders white?
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  6. 99' xr650L

    99' xr650L dual sport guy

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    Yup, they're white.
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  7. myhigh50Adv

    myhigh50Adv SloMo Rider

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    This is an old post, I may not get a reply.
    I have a 1993 XR650L with mostly White, some red, a little blue in it.
    It runs great and I love it along with my BMW Adventure, I want for nothing-Happy guy here.
    I want to upgrade the Honda. There is a crease in the gas tank that is starting to rust. Also, there is a sporatic gas leak in the line. I want to replace the whole thing from tank to Carb.
    I go on sites to order a replacement tank and none of them carry a 1993 tank. They all say, "No Longer Avail."
    Reading above, can I use a 1994 tank? 1997? 2002? 2013?
    Are they all made to be interchangable?
    I would 'Like' the red/white/blue scheme that originally came on the '93, but not all that necissary if a good tank is available.
    Can anyone tell me what year tanks for this model can/cannot be used for a 1993 frame?
    Thanks......
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  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    A tank from ANY year XR650l will fit your bike. I have a white 1995 tank on the shelf I wouldn't mine selling. Let me know.

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