fuel tank mounting help

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by squire, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. squire

    squire New Member

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    hey guys, i have this frame, and im wondering what the best way to mount the tank on the frame. just looking for a little advice from someone that ran into this problem!
     

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  2. ocscully

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    In the past people have made their own longer straps and gone ahead and mounted the tank to the top tube. I've also seen builds where the tank has been mounted behind the seat or a rear rack/luggage carrier or on an extension from the seat post.

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  3. Dave31

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    I have that exact frame...I will get some pics up for ya soon and show you what I have done.
     
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    I've been able to mount my tank all they way to the neck if thats what you would like. Right now I have mine closer to the seat.

    I just happen to have some straps that where longer then the ones that they provide. A good and simple way is to buy some good healthy plumber strap...but you do not want it too healthy because you will need to bend it to fit the frame better. Mine is not the best looking but I care more about function then looks. But if looks is what you are after and the plumbers strap is to ugly looking you can find something similar to plumbers strap but with out all the holes at Ace, HomeDepot, ect.... And drill your own holes.

    I also like to use a old inner tube for the tank channel that will help in not scratching the frame and if the tank vibrates less chance of damaging the tank. Be careful not to over tighten or your studs could leak.

    Link....... FR31MB/Fuel Tank - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
     
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    I used that same plumbers strap that comes on a roll with all the holes. Works well.
     
  6. squire

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    thanks, so much for the help.im goint to try some straps without holes..
    how do you like the della cruz?
     
  7. tyrslider

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    You could also turn the top frame tube into the gas tank!
     
  8. Easy Rider

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    Just to give everyone a heads up...Pipelyne is making universal front gas tank mounts. Dean has the mounts ready to go but he's waiting for the gas tanks.
     

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