Keg/barrel style tank in Australia?

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  1. Cruise

    Cruise New Member

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    Hey all,
    I've been combing the web for an underseat tank like I've seen in these forums by sportsman flyer or venice's.
    Anyone know where I might get my hands on something similar in Australia?
    Stainless, ally -I'm not fussed. I want to keep costs down, but don't really want to use the standard tank on my current build.
     
  2. FMB42

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    You might want to look at some of the HD aftermarket vendors. I know that I've seen small keg style "remote" fuel tanks on builds with minimal or phony "over-the-engine" tank designs. The problem is that they're not cheap (and neither are the kegs sold over here).
     
  3. mapbike

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    A few people have built tanks out of schedule 40 pvc pipe, so you may do a search here on forum and look at the info on that.

    Map
    .wee.
     
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  5. Cruise

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    Not cheap - yeah I'm finding that. Reckon I'm starting to work myself up to accepting that cost. I don't think it's vanity, but if I'm going to put the effort into this build I want to be happy with it.
    By the way, I'm still working on my forum acronyms: HD? Pretty sure I'll kick myself when told.
     
  6. Cruise

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    Oh, and thanks mapbike. I'll certainly look into the PVC.
     
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    xseler Well-Known Member

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    I figured that they sold Fosters in the mini kegs over there.............
     
  8. Cruise

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    Ha, yeah then sell it everyone else overseas!
    I don't know anyone drinking it here.
     
  9. mapbike

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    Thats funny..... the tv commercials here say Fosters spells Beer in Australian. ...lol!

    Map
     
  10. MotorBicycleRacing

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    No Aussies drink that Fosters kangaroo piss that they sell to the Yanks. :D
     
  11. soup325

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    do you mean a keg tank like my one??

    [​IMG]

    find a cap and neck on ebay or off an old tank and solder.

    as the metal was too thin to weld on the mini keg. I soldered everything and still going strong.

    just not too dent resistant.
     
  12. mapbike

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    Nice bike and tank.....

    Map
     
  13. Cruise

    Cruise New Member

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    G'day, I've just had a look over your bike, and can see hours of love in it. Top stuff mate.
    Alas, I'm finding my vain streak, in that I want a nice neat shiny hot-rod style like those that sportsman flyer do, or Venice bikes.
    I might still do some home fab work if I come across the right vessel though, so thanks for the tip.
     
  14. mapbike

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    You guys on that side of the pond better buy up what you can before y'all get put out of the motorbike business over there, I hear they're trying to put the hurt on the bikes with engines over there with people calling for them to be tightly regulated or banned all together........

    Map
     
  15. Cruise

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    Yeah been hearing that for a while. We're getting choked up with traffic but these bikes don't seem to have been recognized as an alternate transport. Fair enough there needs to be rules, I just hope they keep taking their time on that crack-down.
     
  16. buba

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    ghetto bikes has been producing the tanks for venice and jake customs for a while

    look into a welding shop near you to produce such a tank --it should not be much more than the cost of your materials and 50 bucks!!!
     
  17. Cruise

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    Yeah cheers buba, that's the plan. Gotta go there anyway for mount gear anyway.
     
  18. soup325

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    [​IMG]

    here is an idea for ya. plenty on ebay.

    brass tank, tick
    old crappy fuel petcock and cap seal, tick

    a gleam looking tank after being polished, tick
     
  19. Cruise

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    Hmmm, I'll have a look. Cheers.
     

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