1. WarriorAirman

    WarriorAirman New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew either a good way to make or a cheap place to buy a cylinder tank i think they look wicked and would love to have one but... cant bring my self to pay 250+. Any advice would help. thanks.flg.
     
  2. JustAnotherBozoOnABike

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    ...if you're on a budget then this thread by ferball will show you how to make a cylinder type tank from pvc for very small money.

    hth, bozo

    btw, thanks for your service brother.
     
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    How about $130? :) or cheaper for a 4" diameter tank.



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  4. JustAnotherBozoOnABike

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    ...this is the 4", the smallest one they make. ...their stuff is A+ but not cheap.

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    peace, bozo
     
  5. WarriorAirman

    WarriorAirman New Member

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    thanks for all the suggestions i might try the PVS tank
     
  6. chainmaker

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    Those coyote tanks are nice, and not much more expensive than a tank made with a learning curve.
     
  7. WarriorAirman

    WarriorAirman New Member

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    with a few modification do you think a minikeg would work the same?
     
  8. chainmaker

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    You can use a large v-8 can of you want, try sending member silverbear a pm, he made me a nice leather wrapped tank a couple years ago and it was reasonably priced..very reasonably priced.
     
  9. tooljunkie

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    i agree,silverbear made a nice tank.
     
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    Nice Bikenut...Another awesome tank, I forgot about that one.
     
  12. curtisfox

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    There is always fire extingwisher tanks but would have to be welded. most of the new ones are aluminum. ............Curt
     
  13. Geezer

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    You could make one of the PVC ones like this (it's been working fine for two years now with no problems) just make sure to get the right kind of PVC and the glue that is meant for chemical applications.
     

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    Do you know if JB weld does well with gas? if you dont know what did you use for glue
     
  15. KCvale

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    I had Coyote make me a couple of tanks, they are here in AZ so not bad shipping and if you look at their site they will custom build you a tank for about the same price as their stock offerings.

    I think I paid about $115 for this custom one delivered.

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    That one had tabs welded on so I could use a couple of the 3 hole rag joint sprocket mounting pieces to attach it to the seat bolts and an extra long offset filler hole.

    This one may have been a stock size I painted to match the bike but both are over 1/2 a gallon.

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    A V8 or green bean can (have one on my desk right now) are just to small for most peoples needs unless you want to constantly keep an eye on fuel.

    $250 for a tank is excessive in any book unless that book is 'How to gouge enough to buy your own Island in a year' or the like ;-}
     
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    You could take a tank like that and coat the inside with Caswell and it would never leak.
     
  17. curtisfox

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    Check e-bay and see what you can find for older Kohler tanks for lawn equipment ( tiller or snowblower ) They are nice ovel shape and there are two sizeses kind of pancake shap..............Curt
     
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    I posted a keg tank in the for sale thread
     
  20. Geezer

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    I used JB-weld for the outside of the fill tube (cut out of a 2L peanut tank). then used some stuff called "SEALS ALL" on the inside to seal the fill tube... used CPVC cement meant for chemical applications to glue the end caps and the petcock... i cut the hole for the petcock a little undersized so it actually threaded itself but still used a bit of seals all on the threads to make a good seal. Worked like a charm.
     

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