May have found a new tank option!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by flatblack, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. flatblack

    flatblack New Member

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    Or maybe someone else has found/bought this minibike tank. Looks like it would sit down nice and low over the top tube.


    Minibike Tank
     
  2. 2door

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    Flatblack,
    I agree. It looks like it would fit the top bar and sit lower than the kit peanut tank. It doesn't give the capacity but it appears it would hold a little more than the kit tank too.
    Let us know if you try it.
    Nice find. Thanks for sharing.
    Tom
     
  3. GearNut

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    If memory serves me right, that is for decoration only. It's not really a gas tank, but a shell made to look like one. The actual gas tank on the Baja Warrior mounts on top of the engine.
    Edit:
    Looking at this picture of a Baja Heat, you can see the actual fuel tank on top of the engine and you can see the hollow underneath of the faux fuel tank.
    Baja Motor Sports | Baja Heat Mini Bike - CARB
     
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  4. 2door

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    Well, just don't put real gasoline in it. Use fake gas :)
    Tom
     
  5. John the Chimp

    John the Chimp New Member

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    The ad does say decorative. Lol. Yes it is just a hollow shell.
     
  6. GearNut

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    I think they call fake gas E85 or something similar to that effect.
    I bet that tank can hold as much of that stuff as I would ever want to use!
     
  7. Pilotgeek

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    Well that's certainly quite misleading...
     
  8. flatblack

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    Well, crap! Didn't even notice that. I had been looking around the Tractor Supply site stumbled on the minibike and started researching the tank a bit. Oh well!
     
  9. mapbike

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    2 of my younger brothers have the mini bikes that those decrative pieces come on, Tractor supply is where the mini bike were bought and yes they are only for decoration and would not function as a takn unless you take 2doors advice and use "fake gas"
     
  10. Pilotgeek

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    Does anyone know how to modify a HT to run on fake gas? This would amount to an incredible savings in fuel costs.

    /What oil mix would you recommend with fake gas? xD
     
  11. 2door

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    Don't know where to buy 'fake' gasoline but I'd use Opti-2...cause some call it 'fake oil' . At 100:1 there really isn't enough oil there to matter. :)
    Tom
     

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