Anybody know what this alloy tank is off?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Jason_01, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Jason_01

    Jason_01 Adventurer

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    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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    Thanks guys
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  2. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    Going by the blue paint showing through on the last photo, Im guessing an IT.
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  3. Jason_01

    Jason_01 Adventurer

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

    Many thanks
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  4. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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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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  5. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    late 70's early 80's husky ??
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  6. Jason_01

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    Definitely alloy, nicely made, looks factory?
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  7. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    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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  8. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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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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  9. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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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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  10. Jason_01

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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" ;)

    Cheers

    Jason
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