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    Found a leak on a repaired Fuel Tank - Will an 02 model fit a 99?

    Hello all..

    After looking for a fuel smell, i have found my tanks bracket (not the hinge side) has been welded up, and seen fuel spilling from that very top.

    I have just found a very cheap tank @ 60 on ebay, I had to do a quick look to see if it would fit and promptly purchased.. I found another tank for sale saying 99-03

    so i was wondering if that is true.. Will an 2002 tank fit a 1999?

    I'm sure someone will know..

    Many Thanks

    Darrenb1

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    No , Well yes but it wont look right.

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    would i need to match the subframe and all plastic sides to match.. i was thinking about doing that at some point..

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    if it fits without all the sides on, that's good enough to get the original one repaired properly. Thanks Kiwi_rsvr

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    You will need the side panels from the 2002 bike as well, the 2002 tank isnt designed to work with the original full length side panels of your model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi_rsvr View Post
    You will need the side panels from the 2002 bike as well, the 2002 tank isnt designed to work with the original full length side panels of your model.
    Thats the side panels ordered..

    Does anyone know for sure if i need the subframe to go with it?

    Thanks everyone.

    Darrenb1

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenb1 View Post
    Thats the side panels ordered..

    Does anyone know for sure if i need the subframe to go with it?

    Thanks everyone.

    Darrenb1
    Depends how "proper" you want it done for now.
    Easy way to do it, I did it so make your own mind up :p, take out the bolt on the tank-to-subframe hinge. Fit tank then bolt the hinge to the subframe. Otherwise you'll need a newer subframe. That is unless you wanna modify the bolt holes on the tank-to-subframe hinge....

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    And you will also need the riders seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaseyb View Post
    And you will also need the riders seat
    Is that different to the 99 seat too?

    Darrenb1

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    Thank you Estranged, i have purchased the subframe from the same job lot.

    Darrenb1

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