Rear Gas Tank Mount Idea

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  1. RoverGT

    RoverGT New Member

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    Just wanted to get your thoughts on my rear mounted gas tank. I used the stock tank from a china girl kit, a Schwinn rear rack from Wal-Mart that attached to the seat post, and a drill press. The rear rack has an aluminum metal plate that is just the right width to drill out and put the tank studs through to bolt it on securely.

    I've seen on here where people build tanks out of a can of pork n' beans. Mines not that inventive, but it sure cleans up the look of the bike in my personal opinion. I sure would like to know where to get cheap filler tubes and caps to make something like that. All I can find are really expensive ones ($80+).

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  2. Bicycle Motor Fun

    Bicycle Motor Fun New Member

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    RoverGT: If you want to build a gas tank from scratch, you could check out the "old iron" flea markets for some old gas tanks from old engines. For example; in May every year in Portland, IN, there is a 5 day swap meet for old iron. If it isn't rusty, it is probably not here! We have picked up some good buys on parts, such as gas tanks, for our old antique gas engine collection. I have seen some nice round tanks there that would be suitable for your rear mounting and that would include the gas cap, off course, and maybe even a fuel shut off. Look around such places this summer and you might just find something you will find to be perfect! Happy hunting, BMF
     
  3. Jumpa

    Jumpa New Member

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    I WONDER HOW IT WOULD LOOK IF You fabricated or bought a green ammo box & placed it around the tank to make it look more military if you wanted, How do you think that might look? P.S. Ive always liked the Military bikes & I absolutely love the old original double bar frames/ bikes . Just wish I could find one out in some old barn some place and not have to pay out the backside for one >
     
  4. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I mounted my tank that way till I finally found one of these.....

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    it usd to look like this.....

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    dnut
     
  5. jose Pinto

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    Hello, good friend if you want my opinion then there simply will! I like this look, I do not like to see the tanks in front of the frame when it comes to a motor bike, I like to see them in the back, this tank is very Chinese, but if a friend get a scrap tank gasoline engine to take water or a water reservoir of the circuit referigeração a car is also very good, and safer than the Chinese tank, stay well
    Jose Pinto
     
  6. big kountry 75

    big kountry 75 New Member

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    I like the amo box idea that would go well with a military build
     
  7. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

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    i broght the ammo can idea up a while ago even thought about building two compartments into the can one for fuel one for tolls and what nots
     
  8. BigBlue

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    Scotto,

    What brand rack is that tank mounted to and what size is that tank?

    Chris
    AKA: BigBlue
     
  9. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Hey Chris, I'ts a Grubee tank/rack I believe. The rack and tank are one in the same and sold by a few venders on this site......rarely it seems. The tank holds 2.5ltrs. of fuel and is a very sturdy functional rack as well. It even has internal baffels as well.......keeps gas from sloshing around.

    If you happen upon any of these rack/tanks, please let me know as I really like them.

    dnut
     
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  10. hawaii_87

    hawaii_87 San Diego's Master Ride Organizer

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    Scotto I can get you two of them right now!!!
     
  11. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate New Member

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    Which one did you buy? I like that.

    I was thinking of getting a pocketbike tank and doing something with it to mount in on a Wald rear rack. The trash can tanks look awesome to kids, but the charm has worn off, for me. And I'm tired of hitting my knees on it. haha

     
  12. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate New Member

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    I thought about using a coolant reservoir tank as well. A new one would likely be very good, but a used one from a junkyard might be dry-rotted because it is subject to chemicals and high heat from the engine bay. It might pay to look in junkyards though for a fresh one. It should have at least a couple solid mounting tabs as well.

     
  13. hawaii_87

    hawaii_87 San Diego's Master Ride Organizer

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    Vato Zone sells cheap universal coolant tanks.
     
  14. GearNut

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    Hi neighbor!
    I have wanted one for a while now for my Pointy Beach build... ;)
    If scotto- only wants one can I call dibs on the other one?
     
  15. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    OK Charles, I'll take one and Dan the GearNut can have the other.....I'll PM you tomorrow, thanks!

    dnut
     
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    Mighty kind of you scotto-. Thank you very much!
     
  17. hawaii_87

    hawaii_87 San Diego's Master Ride Organizer

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    Lol You got it. I'll dig up how much i got them for.
     
  18. motorhedfred

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    Late '80s Jeep Cherokees had a coolant recovery tank that looked like a small motorcycle fuel tank. Maybe one of those would be workable. The eBay auction I snagged the pic from said 1984-1990 with 4.0L inline 6 cylinder.

    MHF
     

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    happycheapskate New Member

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    Thanks! I'll see if I can find one for cheap.

     
  20. spanners

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    One I made from a lawn mower tank,

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