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Offline cnrcpla

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« on: August 18, 2012, 05:18:13 PM »
Here is my plan, I want to get some 03-08 yz250 plastics and put them on my '92. That way I can get that new look with my same engine and frame. How muchmodification will I have to do to th plastics to make them fit? I know the tank will have to have the mounts changed around, but I'm hoping it won't be to difficult. Anyone have any experience with this?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 03:27:19 PM »
One of the first things I'd check is the fit of the side panels. Make sure the design of the subframes are similar and you will probably need the new seat to make it work.Second thing would be to make sure the new tank and shrouds work with your radiators.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 03:47:31 PM »
Well I was talking to someone who made some good suggestions to me. I will have to re mount the tank mounts to make the tank work, so I will have to drill into the new tank and use the old mounts and then epoxy the mounts so it won't leak. Then, I can drill and modify the side panels and shrouds. Also, I was going to take the old seat mount and put it on the new tank using the epoxy method, and the rest of the seat mounts to the frame itself. Sound like it might work?
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 08:47:20 PM »
Nevermind, the tank won't fit over my pipe. It's a no go, I would have to re route my pipe or cut the the tank, and to me it isn't worth the work. Thanks anyways Sachs  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 03:44:18 PM »
You already said it's a no-go but I was going to caution about the tank and epoxy. I tried to epoxy a shroud bushing on my old KX125 and it forever leaked. I just got a new tank.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 04:03:08 PM »
Wasnt there like a step by step tutorial on here? On how to get the new gen yz plastic to fit on the older steel frames.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 06:17:30 PM »
Well if not the epoxy, then I might have used JB weld, maybe that would have held up better?  ;D And I did actually find something that would work, IF I could find a 2005 YZ250f tank, it would fit with my pipe and everything. I would have to find an 05 250f part out with complete plastics and tank set up. I haven't found one yet that still has everything in tact  :( I could use an RM or KTM plastic style, but then it wouldn't be a Yamaha  :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley">
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