Which Tank For OCC

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  1. Retmachinist

    Retmachinist New Member

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    There has always been alot of discussion on the kit tanks. Some bikes they look good on and others they just don't seem to look right. I build all kinds of custom tanks, but they don't always look right either. I tried a couple different looks on this OCC bike and I have had alot of different opinions when people have seen it, so I decided to put the comparison on here to see what people thought.
    Give me your honest opinion, Thanks.

    John
     

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  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    I like the one that holds the most fuel, so I can ride longer :)
     
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    Retmachinist New Member

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    Fair, I never thought of it that way. In that case it would be one vote for the kit tank. The custom tank only holds a quart.

    John
     
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    toad772 New Member

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    Kit tank looks better
     
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    Personally I'd check ebay for a small used motorcycle tank with a tunnel that would drop over the top bar more. Bit it's a great looking occ either way.
     
  7. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    I like both, Does the chain tensioner work on the top of the frame? I am having problems with mine, Beautiful bike, either way!
     
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    kit tank has a good blended in look . Custom tank although a beautiful piece of work looks a little futuristic .
     
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    I like the kit tank
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I like the custom tank, although they both look good. Visually the custom tank ties in with your headlight and the shape and direction of the down tube. Yeah, I like that and the fact that it looks less like a kit. I get kind of tired of those motorcycle wannabee tanks. Did you make that tank and out of what material? I lived in an old house a while back that had copper drain pipes. As I stared at one I started seeing a possible bike gas tank with end caps soldered on, but can't figure what you would do for the gas filler neck. Did you make yours or is that something one can buy? I wonder if there is aluminum tubing with end caps. There must be a supplier out there for the gas tank necks and caps. I imagine you're the man to ask. Nice bike!
    Silverbear
     
  11. Junster

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    I've thought about using a copper 3" for a tank too. I'm leaning to trying a piece of 3" exhaust tubing instead. If it comes out to not be too ugly I was going to cut the filler neck out of my tank and use it with the stock cap. 18" of 3" tubing is about a half gallon capacity.
     
  12. kirk78400ta

    kirk78400ta New Member

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    Both tanks are nice, but I like the look of the stock tank better. Is it possible to move your stock tank forward 3 inches?

    Have you seen the custom tank shown attached from Venice Motorbikes? I would be interested in one of these.
     

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