Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap
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    Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:26 am

    Greetings all! I recently picked up my first CRF450R. It's a 2004 and I've been going through it a little at a time getting it to my liking and making it reliable. I noticed that it was missing the rear fuel tank hold-down strap. I ordered one and when I went to put it on last night I could not, for the life of me, figure out where it attaches to the frame. I did a little Google image searching but was unable to find a good picture showing what it attaches to on the frame side. There is a place that looks like it would go directly above the rear shock but the strap is too long. Could the bike be missing something in that area? Would anyone be able to share a closeup picture of where their's attaches?
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by JimDirt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:12 am

    Welcome to the site !! \:D/

    Hopefully this helps , its basically the "hook" that is just above the shock mount
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 am

    Thanks for the welcome! That looks just like mine and that is where I was trying to hook it. The strap I got must be too long. I really appreciate you providing those pictures. Would you mind measuring the length of your strap when you get a chance? The part number I have supposedly is the right one so I'm curious if it's actually longer or if something else is up.

    Thanks again, Jim!
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by JimDirt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:01 am

    Mine measures (when removed from bike) 2-5/8" from the tip of the triangle where it goes over the bolt on the tank to the base of the rectangle ring bottom
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:21 am

    Mine measures (when removed from bike) 2-5/8" from the tip of the triangle where it goes over the bolt on the tank to the base of the rectangle ring bottom
    Right on. Thanks again. I'll measure mine when I get home and see if it's the same.
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:21 pm

    Yup. Looks like the one I got is too long!

    Thanks again for your help, Jim!

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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by JimDirt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm

    The rear rectangle ring is what seems to be different , it should be much narrower , my bike is a 02 , but it should be the same , as 02-04 share a major amount of parts , but see how much narrower the rear ring is on mine ? , that is where the difference is , as the rubber and triangle on yours looks to be the same as mine , well , just slightly longer in the triangle , but the rectangle , is definitely the issue and a major difference .... maybe see if they will return that one as the wrong part , and just order one for a 02
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:04 pm

    Oh yeah. Excellent point. That seems like the difference in length too.
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by JimDirt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 pm

    oops ! , i edited while you were posting #-o :-~
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:14 pm

    Ha! No worries. It was like $5 off eBay. Not worth my time. I'll just order another one and make sure that rectangular ring is smaller.
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by JimDirt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:39 pm

    Oh , good then , well just use the pic of mine as reference , as the triangle is slightly shorter on mine as well , it all adds up in length
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    Re: Fuel Tank Rear Retaining Strap

    by treyjack » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:51 pm

    New and hopefully the correct one ordered. We shall see. :D
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