Fake oil tank

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by wheelbender6, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    I needed a good way to carry a small 4 oz bottle of 2 stroke oil in case I needed to gas up along the way. I found a tin containing tea bags in my cupboard that looked like it might work. I mounted it and it did the job nicely.
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    sweet. are yu running the sprocket on the disc brake mounting position? how is it holding up?
     
  4. 2door

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    Nice idea WB. Looks good, plus, you have room for a couple of tea bags, just in case you run into one of our British members. Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Tom
     
  5. diceman2004

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    had that exact same idea long ago , but couldn,t find a good enough can with a good enough lid . Glad to see someone finally made one .
    Looks real good , ( i've always liked the round oil can look )
     
  6. wheelbender6

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    The rear 39T sprocket came from Kings and it is bolted to the disk mount. It is very smooth and light.
    I agree that it is hard to find something suitable for the fake oil tank. 1lb coffee cans are too big and have plastic lids. I had also tried a shortened Pringles can.
     
  7. mapbike

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    A 6 inch long piece of thin wall PVC pipe and 2 end caps would do real nice for this type of storage container and could probably be built for about $5.

    Glue one cap on and leave the other side to just push on - pull off and if it was to loose it would be very simple to make a small latch or retainer to keep the cap from vibrating off.

    then paint it to desired color and BAM....! there ya go!

    Peace, map
     
  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    I bet PVC would work great. No rattles. No corrosion.
     
  9. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    PVC might work just as well...but tin is cooler. :)
     
  10. u2seek42

    u2seek42 New Member

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    I needed a good way to carry a small 4 oz bottle of 2 stroke oil...

    I am thinking... fill the handle bars with oil, and the corks from the champagne you will drink in celebration of this step forward, will serve to keep it in... !? I gotta stop smokin this stuff!
     

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