gas tank of pvc?

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  1. TheSignGuy

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    Hi I just got a bike the owner claimed the gas tank got stolen off of. It's pure homemade problem is I need to build a new tank.

    I was thinking what are the pros and cons of pvc I prefer a full threaded system two holes have to be made in the base of the tank to install lines like a weed eater where they just drill holes and stick it in the tank.
     

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    Can you post a pic of your bike please?
     
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    Tried it says to big I'll try resizing online.


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    Added for the record I will not be buying a tank at this time I'd prefer to build one, even if I have to use a antifreeze or oil can because technically speaking they are designed for fuel and chemical..duh.
     
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    Several on here have built/used tanks made of PVC pipe and fittings. All have worked just fine to my recollection.

    Best of luck in your venture!
     
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    OK last but not least anyone use true fuel in their bikes 50:1 suzuki guys say something about 40:1 when the oem oil pump bypasses it changes to 50:1

    This will be first time starting it today, has no appearance leaks by ear so rings are good I did on the other hand have to retighten the exhaust the brakes also need finishing up not sure rather to use the engine brakes or the schwinn front brake
     
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    I use the 'fuel in a can' at 50:1 when I take my bike to another state (the fuel travels better in the car). When at home, I use 50:1 Echo oil. (I did my break-in at 32:1.....though everyone has a different thought on the whole thing.)

    Guess I'm confused about the "engine brakes"........... Caliper front brakes are a good idea.
     
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    I have cataliver brakes in the front basic rim friction as far as engine braking goes on my paticular engine which came off a suzuki fa50 towny has a drum on it which was cut off the rim and a sprocket was welded there but the brakes are still intact. Just feel safer with central braking bad is the bike is not a coaster as the rear rim sprocket has been spot welded as well for direct drive.
     

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