Gas tank options

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by raneyd, May 18, 2008.

  1. raneyd

    raneyd Doug in Wyoming

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    I have a Dyno and would like to find a gas tank that is more unique than the standard one that comes with the engine kits. Can someone recommend a source? Thanks
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Any motorcycle tank that you can modify and fit on your bike will do it. Look at tanks from smaller dirtbikes. As long as it will hold fuel and you can attatch it to your motorized bicycle, it will work.
     
  3. ocscully

    ocscully New Member

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    This photo shows a tank from a General Moped. I believe its the same tank that Deringer Cycles for their bikes. There is an outfit called Handy Bikes that has this tank available as well as a slightly different tank that was for their 5 Star step thru mopeds. The tanks are only $50.00 but you will have to source your own gas cap and petcock. Handy Bikes USA - The largest distributor or vintage moped parts in the USA! If you want to see additional photos of the two tanks go to the photo galleries at mopedarmy.com Moped Army - Swarm and Destroy click on General The step thru tank can also be seen under the Clinton and Julie galleries

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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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  5. raneyd

    raneyd Doug in Wyoming

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    Thanks for the replys and suggestions, both are appreciated.
     
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade New Member

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    I fabricated a fiberglass cover that goes over the original tank to mimic the look on an Excelsior board tracker.
     

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    Now that's motivated. Nice work! I'd like to continue to build my bike up more and more like a flat tracker, that style is sweet..
     
  8. beardcaller

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    I was wondering If HoughMade would help me out by either posting or emailing me directions on how to construct a similar gas tank cover.
     
  9. stude13

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    im building an occ chopper trike, i bought a sportster tank. it looks pretty nice.
     
  10. ReiMon

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    Where did you get the Schwinn Motorbike Decals?
     
  12. ReiMon

    ReiMon New Member

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    The tank decal is an Ebay item. Like $30 or so. The one on the motor is one I made with Visio. I suppose you could do it in Photoshop too.
     
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    Poeple have been having trouble with fiberglass tanks used with ethenol gas.
    The ethenol dissolves the resin, releasing fiberglass strands enough to clog fuel filters. The ultralight and boating communities have mostly stopped using them. Some have had satisfactory results using a good tank sealer.
    Now they're talking about bumping up ethenol in gas to 15%. Tank sealer might not work well with that mix.
     
  14. darkhawk22

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    I purchased a moped tank and used it on my build. It came with an adapter, cap, and petcock. It worked out pretty well.
     
  15. Dan

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    hey everyone i have been reading this post and if anyone is intrested in custom tanks i would like to try having someone with a template or cardboard mock up of the tank sent to me and then i can build off of that. realistically if what is sent to me is exactly what you want i can build it, then send it back to you to give it a fit and bang custom tank. now i know there may issues with mounting but thats why i would send it back for the fit test to make sure that problem dosent occur. then ounce i get it back the proper adjustments can be made and again bang custom tank. another thing is that if you live in california you are in like flint. basically what im saying here is that if you can imagine it we can build it and not just tanks, frames, parts complete bikes, customs, you name it. if anyone is intrested hit me up by message then ill shoot you a number then we can bs about it on the phone. PEACE OUT RAT.wee.
     
  17. rat bike

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    oh almost forgot if you want to see some of the tanks built search rat bike and there is some pics of a few of the tanks built by us
     
  18. Dan

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    Very cool RatBike. Do you have a web page or links to posts/pics?
     
  19. rat bike

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    sorry no site yet dan im thinkin about doin that on facebook for now, but i do have pics up on another post. so what do you think? do you think its possible? i know i can build what i have in front of me but i wonder if its possible for others to make me a model. is there any threads that explain how to mock up a tank or do you think i should start my own.
     
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    Well thanks for the endorsement Dan, I have received an order for an in frame tank today and although I haven't been able to post pictures yet like I have wanted to, this will be started tomorrow, I have already worked out the paper work and will be posting some pictures in a couple of days. I finally found a decent source for the bung and cap, so now I can go forward with some work!
    (^)
     

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