Gas tank options

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

  1. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Fundreamer, I'd been meaning to pay closer attention to your work. I have to ask: do you you make your custom tanks out of fiberglass, or metal? If metal, what guage? steel? copper?
     
  2. fundreamer1

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    I use 18 gauge steel. Thanks for the inquiry!
     
  3. Allen_Wrench

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    Out of curiousity, what would you typically charge for an in-frame tank. Could you give a range, or ballpark? I have an income tax refund coming and the tank I was starting to make is looking sorta small.
     
  4. Dan

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    Really dunno Rat Bike. I would avoid relying on a facebook or any social network sort of thing where a potential end consumer has to sign in or worse, sign up. Is enough of a task to get foot traffic. Add a speed bump and your almost driving folks away. Is just my thought on it but if ya look up how long folks spend on a site, ya want to grab their attention and interest them as quickly as possible. Even an extra click or 2 much less any typing will send them off down the interweb road looking for easier pray. Just my thinking so take it with a grain of salt.

    Folks looking for tanks comes up a lot! With so much talent here, you guys might want to consider working together in some fashion. Would be great for the community and is a much sought after product. Just a thought.

    I know personally, I enjoy supporting "our" folks and suppliers.
     
  5. fundreamer1

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  6. rat bike

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    yhea your probably right on that one thanks for the heads up bro
     
  7. camlifter

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    if you use the right sealer fiberglass is the perfect materiel for a custom tank, easy to form into any shape you can dream up without the need for expensive equipment, or metal forming skills.
    i offer a how to step by step DVD on making fiberglass tanks.
    some bikes i made fiberglass tanks for.
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  8. CoctailCruiser

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    Those are really nice fiberglass tanks. I am in the midst of my rebuild right now and am just about ready to start building my custom tank. My frame is a 3G cantilever style frame but is streched a bit so a standard in frame tank is not an option. Instead of going that route I am going to frame the tank off the bent down tubes and top tube to fill in the area between the two, when done it will be an actual welded in part of the frame, should be nice. I will post some pics soon.
     
  9. LS614

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    Beautiful bikes and the tanks look great! Would you ever make them to sell?
     
  10. waynestore67

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    There's a new website called JNMotors. Got a sweet looking mini Sportster style tank. A little pricey, but nice.
     
  11. Dan

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    OK.... So fiberglass is bad, but now fiberglass is good. So, what is the right sealer? Kreem?
     
  14. ferball

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    Why not put a fiberglass facade over a some pipe or a an ugly metal tank to get around the ethanol problem. I built a tank out of 3 inch PVC, works great, held gas all winter with no problems, I am thinking about making a styling fiber class facade over it so it doesn't look spray painted pvc.
     
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    After searching in vain for a general gas tank I did manage to find a moped and small motorcycle tank I think will work after doing some serious cutting grinding and a little body work. My thought that I make turn the one I like best into a plug for a mold but that's getting ahead of myself.

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    This is the ride the tank is going on.

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    The picture is getting a little dated, I still have a laid back seat post, pair of moustash bars and big apple tires to put on.
     
  17. Roadapple

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    Since this gas tank thread is still going I'll throw in my question. I am looking for someone who will modify a Felt cruiser with the top tube gas tank or a vender who sells a Felt cruiser frame (Felt Cavnas) with the modification completed.
    I don't have the skills or the inclination to do the fabrication myself and am willing to pay someone for their expertise.
    Thanks for any leads,
    Roadapple
     
  18. nastygramus

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    Just a little sumtin sumtin I tried this last summer ? what you think


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  19. mrfritz

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    That looks awsome
     
  20. Rocky_Motor

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    Does anyone know where these tanks are sold?

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    I like that it is out of the way on mountain bikes. For cruisers or others it probably wouldn't be to good. I get the feeling that you have to make your own drilling for a petcock valve though.
     

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