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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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87 Trailboss 250 fuel tank upgrade?

Hey guys,

I just picked up an 87 Trailboss 250 that needs a fuel tank. My buddy has a 90 Trailboss 250 but the fuel tanks are different and so are the oil tank placement as well as his has the plastic around his headlight. Is this something that I can upgrade over to my 87?






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not without a ton of fabbing and frame mods. i happen to have a trail boss 250 tank. i would let you have it for just shipping if you want it. let me know.

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wow thanks for the fast reply, well that's a bummer. I really like the look's of the 90+ Trailboss models. Oh well, I'm still happy with what I have

Yes I would greatly appreciate that! do you happen to have any other parts for my 87 250? Thanks!

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a few, what else do you need.

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if i'm not mistaken on my 87, the fuel and oil tank are the same piece right? of not then i'm pretty sure i need an oil tank....

the brakes i'm guessing are a manual cable setup? i tried using them and well they didn't stop the wheeler when i was hauling it off the truck.

aside from those two concerns, I think that's all I need to get it up and going. based on the pictures, do you see anything that may need attention? on the last picture, you can see the yellow tygon hose that's not attached to anything....I'm sure it's a shot in the dark but do you know what goes there? Oil tank? Bear with me as this is my first wheeler and I don't have a complete one to comare to Thanks for all the help!!!

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i just went and looked i no longer have that tank. i am sorry i spoke too soon. i gave it away already. i am guessing the hose is a carb vent line. may i ask why you need a new gas tank?

as far as the oil tank you do not need one. your machine is a 2 stroke the oil tank holds the oil that mixes with your gas. most guys including me delete the oil tank and plug the oil pump line and carb line and just mix the 2 stroke oil directly with the gas before we pour it in the tank. this way you never have to worry about a failed oil pump, pinched line or clogged line. any of these things would result in engine failure of the worst kind. pre mixing it is the best way. dirt bikes, 250r's, banshees and blasters have run premix for years.

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ah bummer, well thanks for looking.

well...........there's a huge chunk missing from the current tank as seen in the pictures. so I was looking for a replacement instead of trying to fix what's there (or there lack of)

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holy crap i am blind. i missed that hole!

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so the cap that's on there is for the gas tank.....is that other round hole where the oil tank would be? Just so I know what I need.
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maybe it could be done easier than i think here is the whole setup on ebay cheap.

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