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Old 09-15-2012, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: Pasta Tin Gas Tank

Sorry I have not answered in a while I've been recovering from an accident. Getting better and back online. (stay tuned to the end of the reply for an update)

Originally Posted by waistofhumanspace View Post
All out old school cool fuel tank !!!
Thanks, That's the look I was going for.
Originally Posted by thxcuz View Post
very steam punk!
Thanks I'm a big fan of steam punk.
Originally Posted by swaq muffin View Post
i love the look of the raw copper on the bike, i'm trying to decide on what kind of tank to use on a new build this may help. also i love the Burt Munro quote, i saw "the worlds fastest Indian" on Netflix and it really inspired me. then i remembered i was poor. Great movie though.
Thanks, at the first motorized bicycle rally I ever went to a fellow MB'er and I were talking and I was going on about how I like to tinker with my bike I just can't leave it alone. I had to build another one so I could be sure to have a ride for events as I was always pushing mine to breaking not nessisarily faster just "better" and he said "Reminds me of Burt Munro" I said who?? he said you need to watch the worlds fastest Indian. Needless to say I was an instant fan of the movie and the man. He was the real deal.

Originally Posted by motorhedfred View Post
I just watched that movie for the 3rd time since it came out again last night. Good flick....except the his relationship with the motel clerk....that was a bit disturbing...LOL Which quote are you referring to? There's few of them.

Ya, that hotel clerk thing was messed up. Not sure what was going on with that everything I read about him says it didn't happen just thrown in.

Do a web search for 1920 Indian Scout, that's pretty inspiring too. Notice the lack of pedal power, leafer front fork, in-frame tank, ect. Looking much less like a motorized bicycle, much more like a motorcycle.
Originally Posted by dracothered View Post
Cool tank...

I bet this could also be done with copper plumbing pipe and end caps. What is the size of it and how much does it hold?
well, I guess it could. I think it would look cool. Why not give it a try? if you do post some pictures love to see it. It's just over 3.5in diameter and 11in long. I had thought it held more than the peanut tank but I recently measued it and it holds 1/2 gal. just like the stock tank.

Originally Posted by swaq muffin View Post
i was refering to "If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone."...Burt Munro which is trax's signature. yea i love that movie i'm gonna go watch it right now. i also love netflix

Originally Posted by Bill in Oregon View Post
Trax: How is that lovely tank working out? Any leak issues? (I'm thinking of the rivets holding the pasta label on.)
No leaks I soldered the rivets too so they wouldn't leak.

This tank served me well and turned heads everywhere I went up until the accident. I was riding my bike when I was truck by a car. The tank held up well considering. I was struck on the side and the tank was bent up pretty good but all the seams held and it didn't leak gas. The only leak I had was through the cap venting. The fuel line broke so gas leaked out of that but not the tank.

I have been focused on recovering for the last 9 Months from the accident so hadn't been on line much. one thing I have been doing is looking for the parts I'd need to rebuild my bike. The tank was jacked-up and the frame wrecked so I had to find replacements. After months of looking for something that would be cool to make a tank for the rebuild and I just found another copper Pasta tin. This one is going to be a bit different but I hope just as cool. I'm going to post the "Pasta tin gas tank mark II"
in a "Rebuild" Thread I'll be starting soon. Thanks for all the posts and feedback on this project hope you check out my Rebuild too.

"If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone."...Burt Munro

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