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I think I saw a post about an aluminium tank for a XR400 out of Europe?

Searched around the Forum, no luck.

Can anyone help?

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The first question that comes to :banghead: mind is...Why would you want one??

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Yeah, why in the world would you want an aluminum tank??? :banghead: Haven't you seen the old tanks off of dirt bikes from years passed? :banghead: They are all screwed up, you know why?? They are metal. There is a reason things have evovled to lighter, stronger materials. They are better.

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Love ya too Wolf! How did you know my real name "Dumb ASS" Do I know you?

Guess not, The guys I ride with don't put the cart in front of the horse. IE: they would have asked Why?

This bike is a SM, setting up inverted forks, custom trees, want something completely different!

The kit I think I saw gave the bike a sleek look, and had shrouds.

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Um...got to www.4strokes.com and go to the xr400 gallery about half way down the page and you will see two bbr xr400s with aluminium gas tanks that are in cr250 frames. I would post a link to that picture, but last time I tried it wouldnt let me from that site. Ill try again later for all you lazy people out there.

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Yes,

That would be it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Young Gun, Now just amagine, a XR440 SM with that tank, and Marzocchi inverted forks, THAT WOULD BE SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!

Dude your the man.

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Go plastic or go home...dumb ass!

1) Aluminum tanks are used more than you think. Plastic tanks simply cannnot keep fuel cool enough to keep from degrading in certain applications.

2) Aluminum is DOT-legal.

Why this guy wants one is anybody's guess. But hey, this way you at least got to call someone a dumb *ss. :banghead:

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Cool,

Thanks for the help mcdrz, wow Inverteds and a tank with shrouds!

I wish we got more of the stuff they have over there!

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im from australia and we didnt get that bike here. we have a xr250l that has all that stuff on it and estart to atm.

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...

2) Aluminum is DOT-legal.

....

Are you implying that plastic isn't DOT approved?

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Are you implying that plastic isn't DOT approved?

Technically it's not. In fact, a friend of mine in IA had the State come to his house and seize the plate on his KTM400EXC in 2003. One of the reasons given was the poly tank... :banghead:

...of course, other reasons were the non-compliant knobs, no rear brake light, no mirror, and no horn. :banghead:

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Look at the dual sport bikes from the factory such as the drz400s and xr650l. Go tap on one of those gas tanks and see what its made out of.

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Look at some of the BMW's with the tank under the seat...plastic.

Hell even some compact cars have plastic tanks.

I had no problem getting my 250 plated with a plastic tank.

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i believe the reason that plastic tanks are not dot approved for most motorcycles is that they can easily be punctured in an accident.

in the case of the bmw and autos, the tank is more protected and less likely to be punctured.

btw, if an aluminum tank is good enough for the guys at bbr, i think it is probably good enough for anybody else.

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i can see the point of either side - but - honestly - the aluminum is pretty sweet - all that aside - the XR400 super motard is friggin' sweeet!!! :banghead:

my .02cents

drj

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