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dt 400 desert tank

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HEY where did you guys find those desert tanks very cool I want to set up my DT with one THE LOOK A LOT CLEANER THEN A CLARK TANK
24 Jul 2014 19:22 #1

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The DT400 Desert tanks were offered by Yamaha in 1976-77 as far as we can tell. They are cool in that they use all stock mounts and a stock petcock, giving you a full reserve setup. They hold about 3.8 gallons of fuel. The caps can be problematic as they don't seal really well sometimes. I located mine on Ebay and I just saw one sell on there for $51 plus shipping less than a week ago. You often find them mislabeled as folks don't know what they are. For those of you not familiar with what we are talking about, here is a clip from the original accessory catalogue (available for download on this site).

Installed these look quite nice. This one is off of my Vintage Trans America Trail Bike and had the cap converted with a Clarke Manufacturing Dry Cap so it doesn't leak any more Wicked I will try to post up the process I used for the conversion.

Another very nice option for the old bikes is the SFLA tank made by Clarke. Manufacturing. Clarke makes a great product and this tank works on the early bikes even though they are not listed as an application on their website.

Here is one installed on DEET's RT:

There are a few others that will work that are vintage. Malcolm Smith made one that fits reasonably well too.
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Last edit: 24 Jul 2014 20:51 by Makotosun.
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