Alternative gas tanks for Motor bikes available

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  1. xwint3rxmut3x

    xwint3rxmut3x New Member

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    So i've been scouring the net trying to find a cool used vintage motorcycle tank or moped tank to use with my moped. So far no luck, as i'm not ready to spend too much until i'm happy with the quality of my build. I was scouring ebay, i'm sure some of you are familiar with the "boy go fast" store on there. They have a straight style underbar tank (which in my opinion looks like it would look terrible, but if someone can tell me otherwise i'm all for it) and I also saw a rear mounting tank. The reason this store caught my attention was because they seem to offer 2L 3L and 4L tanks, I think the stock kits come with 2L....does anyone know if the bigger tanks will hang lower on the frame and thus achieve the "cool factor" the motorcycle tanks have, or do you think they'll just be wider on the bike?
     

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    corgi1 New Member

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    if it clears the engine and is not close enough to melt it,then do that and build a fancy cover for it
     
  3. xwint3rxmut3x

    xwint3rxmut3x New Member

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    Nah, neither of those would fit/look right on my bike. If anything i'd go with the 4 liter. I didn't link a picture to it because it looks exactly the same as the 2L just bigger
     
  4. GearNut

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    The tank shown on the right has a very small diameter fill hole. As a size reference for you, I can barely fit my thumb into it. You will need a funnel to fill it.
    The tank shown on the left is typically attached underneath a luggage rack that mounts behind the seat post tube and extends over the rear wheel. It also has a much larger "normal sized" fill hole.
     
  5. Tim_B_172

    Tim_B_172 New Member

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    I know a guy that has a 4 liter tank, it looks exactly like the stock 2L tank only bigger. It doesn't sit any lower on the frame either.
     
  6. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Here is a pics of the ones I carry

    rear-fuel-tank.jpg this one is a rear rack mount

    undermount-fuel-tank.jpg
     
  7. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    Terry,is the one with the small cap made of plastic ,and the one with the large cap and rack metal?
     
  8. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Yes they are
     
  9. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    ok,good to know
     
  10. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    I stand corrected both fuel tanks are metal
     
  11. xwint3rxmut3x

    xwint3rxmut3x New Member

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    Terry, you should organize a "fashion shoot" I'd love to see how some of these tanks actually look/fit ont the bikes :D
     
  12. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Rack Tank combo...

    Here's a couple pics of the rack / tank combo with a custom aluminum hinged deck I added...works great!
     

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  14. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Very nice work I like how you used the rest of the brackets smart
     
  15. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Thanks Terry, yeah it really makes that rack extra study....a case of beer with ease! How about a rocking chair?
     

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  16. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    LOL now your talking my language BEER :0)
     

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