2014 YZ450 Tank Cracked

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2/7/2017 3:20 PM

I have a crack in my tank. Can they be repaired? I am being told there is too much wax in this style tank to use a plastic bond on. Thanks for the help.

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Mike

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2/7/2017 5:38 PM

Can you post a pic? I'd like to see where it cracked

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

2/8/2017 3:29 PM

Here is one. Kinda hard to get a pic of.Photo

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Mike

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Thanks to all the people that have not beaten me to death yet!

2/8/2017 3:47 PM

Man, that's a bummer! I'm going to keep an eye on mine. I saw partzilla has a new one for $231.44

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

2/8/2017 5:03 PM

Almost ant type of bonding agent will break down due to the petroleum base of both the fuel and the product.
Other than a new or used tank, the only other possible way to fix it would be by plastic welding it, but it does not come in Blue and it also cost. You can do an internet search for plastic welding to see your options and the cost.

Paw Paw

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2/8/2017 5:26 PM

I would use marine 5 minute epoxy

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

2/10/2017 5:02 AM


I had exactly the same happen on a 250F 2014 model seems like they are weak there. I tried to melt the plastic over the crack, but it just bursts open again. (pressure from gripping with knees.). I had to buy a replacement one.
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2/10/2017 7:15 AM

Thanks everyone!

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Mike

689

Thanks to all the people that have not beaten me to death yet!

2/10/2017 8:50 AM

Whats with yamaha tanks...maybe its just me but Ive seen a long history of cracked yz tanks going back to the 80's. My 03 yz250 tank cracked in the channel where the shroud meets the tank. I replaced it with an acerbis.

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