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53Pan
03-31-2011, 12:58 PM
I came accross a gas tank the other day that looked like a ribbed GME tank (the one with the matching gas cap). It was packaged in a box labeled "G.M.E. Los Angeles California" and the mounting tabs were stamped G.M.E. Upon close inspection though the tunnel was stamped "Made in Taiwan." The tank is in great shape and appears to be of good quality.

I haven't seen any repops of these floating around and it seems like somebody went to a lot of trouble to duplicate the packaging and everything, but I'm also not aware of any GME tanks wearing a "Made in Taiwan" stamp...

any thoughts on this one or has anybody seen some repops like this floating around?

OldStfCycle
03-31-2011, 10:16 PM
Well it is.. Los Angeles. dosen't mean the product is good or bad. how do you know where it was really made to begin with? I remember a product marked "made in usa" but what that meant was a town named usa in another country. It's funny when we talk about "orginal" stuff that was aftermarket to begin with in the first place.

billdozer
03-31-2011, 10:54 PM
Well it is.. Los Angeles. dosen't mean the product is good or bad. how do you know where it was really made to begin with? I remember a product marked "made in usa" but what that meant was a town named usa in another country. It's funny when we talk about "orginal" stuff that was aftermarket to begin with in the first place.

I don't know if it is true, but I remember a tale about a city in Japan post WWII that changed it's name to Usa. Pronounced Ooh-sA. That way they could put Made in USA on things.

I have no idea on the GME thing but if it says Made in Taiwan, that's probably where it was made. I doubt it is some crafty repop that copied the name and everything.

53Pan
04-01-2011, 8:11 AM
so we're going with - it's an original GME tank that was outsourced for production to Taiwan?

always interesting trying to track the actual history/ origin of this stuff...

WarriorChief
04-01-2011, 8:11 AM
GME used to sell there mounting tabs as a set. Even marked GME on the tabs

53Pan
04-01-2011, 9:18 AM
here are some pics.

OldStfCycle
04-01-2011, 9:52 AM
Either way that's a bad ass tank

53Pan
04-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Thanks man - yeah, no matter who made it, its going to get painted up and end up on a bike - I was just curious about its origin.

OldStfCycle
04-01-2011, 1:07 PM
I often wonder myself. A lot of head scratchers out there for sure.<a href="http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z137/grenadesuzy/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_4525.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z137/grenadesuzy/IMG_4525.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

53Pan
04-01-2011, 4:00 PM
might be pretty tough to track ol' vern down...I'm having flashback's to the "History of the Chopper" DVD where Jesse James was trying to figure out where that frame came from.

Now I kind of wish I just titled the thread "what is it and where did it come from?" We'd probably get all kinds of cool stuff popping up on here.

billdozer
04-01-2011, 4:23 PM
Off topic, but Old Stf, what camera you using?

OldStfCycle
04-01-2011, 8:39 PM
Bill it's my wifes canon rebel with some fancy lens on it. but honestly I don't know how to use it.. I just put it on auto. She has all kinds of "bolt ons" for this thing ha ha. Your welcome to ask her about.. just drop a line. Suzy@old-stf.com

On a second note that is a good idea.. no ? thread for mystery parts ?

53Pan
04-02-2011, 10:09 AM
I'm down - "mystery parts" is probably the perfect title too.