Cool Gas Tanks?

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  1. Michigan Mike

    Michigan Mike New Member

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    Anyone else think there might be a considerable, unmet demand out there for some different styled gas tanks for bikes. Seems to me that someone with the skill and ability might do well making and selling some nice, cheap, unpainted and painted bike tanks of different styles. ????
    .trk.
     
  2. KDC1956

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    Sounds like a good idea to me.Wish I could do it and make money on it too.Would be fun for sure..trk
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I was working on the idea of a light tank cover to go over the stock tank.
     
  4. Michigan Mike

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    That could work Joe.
    .trk.
     
  5. HoughMade

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    Worked for me.
     

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    I think money could be made if you were to limit designs to three possibly four different styles. I suppose I'd do one retro MB style, one sports motorbike style, and one long range style and/or the opposite, a discreet 1 ltr tank....
     
  7. Michigan Mike

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    Good ideas. I think I'd add a classic cylinder shape in differents sizes or lengths. A double cyclinder that stradled the cross bar might look nice.
    .trk.
     
  8. Large Filipino

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    If someone out there can make the "keg" style tanks to hang behind your seat have it hold about 1/2 a gallon or even less depending on costs and keep it at about 25 bucks I bet you wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.
     
  9. stude13

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    quite a few people are building occ choppers. i like the sportster peamut tank.
     
  10. RedB66

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    Here is one that I have been working on. I used HoughMades concept and made a shell to cover the existing tank. I made it out of aluminum. I used angle aluminum to hold the piesces together with screws while the JB Weld set. It's my first attempt (prototype) and I'm pleased with the results so far.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. NunyaBidness

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    Now that is cool RedB66. I can't wait to see the finished project.
     
  12. Large Filipino

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    Yea I'm digging it!
     
  13. Rayzor

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    thats pretty nifty red, does it have a cover underneath or is it open?
     
  14. RedB66

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    It is open. I still need access to the mounting nuts and fuel valve. When it's mounted you can't tell.
     
  15. Michigan Mike

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    Cool tank cover RedB66 ... the red looks great. Aluminum has to be a smart choice too ... no sparks.

    BTW guys, on a tank cover I'm guessing it would be best to leave the bottom open or at least leave some good sized holes so that no fumes can build up from any over-spill when filling the tank.
    .trk.
     
  16. RedB66

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    Gas tank is 99 percent complete. Still needs a couple coatss of clear. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. HoughMade

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    Looking good!
     
  18. 2door

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    Not sure if I'm going to use this or not. The tank is from an 80cc Yamaha dirtbike. I've sat and studied the Jaguar with the tank and sometimes it looks good and others it looks dorky. I know the white paint has something to do with how it looks and I've tried to picture it painted blue to match the bike. I'd welcome comments.
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  19. Michigan Mike

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    Tom,
    Since you asked I'll stick my big nose in ... to me it looks like it might be too much tank. Seems to kinda "overpower" the bike.?
    (Bikeless) Mike
     
  20. marvin martian

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    This tank came from a Suzuki JR50 (via e-bay) I like the look but it could be a fuzz bigger. It holds about 3/4 gallon if you fill it all the way up.
     

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