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matix99def
05-07-2012, 7:44 PM
a buddy at work is having a hard time thinkin of an oil tank. he was at his buddys and his bike had a side mounted 3 point oil bag said to be from some sort of stock rigid triumph. just looking to get info on this cause he reallys wants to run the same thing. any help is greatly appreciated

TheLakewoodKid2
05-07-2012, 8:50 PM
Pre unit triumph rigid tank. Triumph cub tanks are the same shape but a bit smaller

cHiCoD
05-07-2012, 9:26 PM
...and they usually arent cheap.

ChainedHeat
05-08-2012, 2:13 AM
I'm running this stock one on my current build, there's only so many cylindrical oil tanks one can handle...
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa414/A_Taylor84/IMG_0622.jpg


http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa414/A_Taylor84/IMG_0366.jpg

Torch
05-08-2012, 8:38 AM
it's a P/U rigid tank, they are on Ebay all the time and sell for $150-$200 and now reproductions are being made in India for about $70.

cHiCoD
05-08-2012, 12:22 PM
do you know the website for the reproductions?
i just looked for awhile and couldnt find anything.

Torch
05-08-2012, 1:30 PM
here you go...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Pre-Unit-models-Oil-tank-/180807101790?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2a18f16d5e

I thought all you young guys are computer savy

cHiCoD
05-08-2012, 1:32 PM
they look a little different than the original ones. a little more "boxy"?

TheLakewoodKid2
05-08-2012, 1:42 PM
$120 they do look more like a atlas tank

cHiCoD
05-08-2012, 1:47 PM
computer savy?
hardly.
i saw those tanks,but didnt even recognize them as supposedly for "rigid" pre units. they look weird.

TRUMPNUT
05-08-2012, 2:07 PM
If budget minded look up Matchless , AJS and BSA oil tanks they sell for a whole lot less on the bay and Triumph is the new "cool" thing so the other british bikes are being totally forgoten .
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AJS-MATCHLESS-MOTORCYCLE-OEM-OIL-TANK-G80-G80CS-18-G80CS-G3-16-G9-G11-G80-/230785060341?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35bbdc8df5&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matchless-Ajs-Oil-Tank-/261018343964?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cc5e7da1c&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/bsa-motorcycle-bm-33-plunger-model-oil-tank-england-made-used-/270972199319?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f1733a197&vxp=mtr
There is three tanks and they are all under $100

Torch
05-08-2012, 3:05 PM
what about a rocker feed ? there is more to it than just a "t" in the line.

cHiCoD
05-08-2012, 3:29 PM
ya lost me.

TRUMPNUT
05-08-2012, 3:41 PM
what about a rocker feed ? there is more to it than just a "t" in the line.

Come on now you know as well as I do that the "t" is easy to be had . It is just a reducer t with a bush pressed in to reduce the oil size . But BSA used a rocker feed on the singles . Using a matchless tank takes a bit more plumbing work .

CRFyou
05-08-2012, 4:13 PM
ya lost me.

You need to restrict the oil return line in the tank so oil can be routed up to the rocker boxes. The T on the return line also feeds the rocker boxes.

I think it's called the 'Back to the Future' effect.

matix99def
05-08-2012, 4:23 PM
ya those are in the uk. was looking for one closer by. i dont think he wants to wait that long. ill try and find one in the states or something. to canada was 28 pounds or whatever that l symbol is lol. thanks for the help though

cHiCoD
05-08-2012, 4:51 PM
B,
i thought he was talking to me but wasnt. hence,being lost.

dazegoneby
05-09-2012, 8:53 AM
chico ,,we all lost ,,dont sweat it man,,,we ride triumphs,the different road,,,

cHiCoD
05-09-2012, 9:44 AM
haha! i dont feel so "alone & cold" now.

CRFyou
05-09-2012, 9:52 AM
B,
i thought he was talking to me but wasnt. hence,being lost.

Either way, you need remedial lessons in Triumph technology.

cHiCoD
05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
do they have "continuation school" for that?

CRFyou
05-09-2012, 11:26 AM
hahaha!

you want to learn anything or not?!

continuation school is like printing a fake diploma.

61xlh
05-10-2012, 6:29 PM
a lot of those old brit 650 tanks had the restrictor built into the return pipe. after the return fitting, a tube extended into the oil tank. at the top of this tube it was pinched flat, (but not closed) leaving a "restricted" outlet that forced oil to the top end.
this is from a semi unit bsa a7.
works fine right out of the box
gonna have to modify that rear motor mount. it hides all the plumbing, which i like to see
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/edslides/IMG_0037-1.jpg

cHiCoD
05-10-2012, 6:43 PM
B,
lick my butthole.
lol!

matix99def
05-10-2012, 7:56 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Pre-Unit-models-Oil-tank-/180807101790?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2a18f16d5e

it does look boxy, my friend said the same thing. he is looking for one with a slight angle on the top side

Torch
05-10-2012, 9:46 PM
the repop stuff I have gotten from India has been all hand made and it didn't fit well, I got a pre unit fender that weighed about 50 lbs and was hand hammered out in two pieces then welded together all the way down the center, and the pre unit swing arm tool box was better looking but completely missed all the frame mounts,
My advice is keep looking for an original oil tank.

cHiCoD
05-10-2012, 10:36 PM
found an OG one.
whew!

starwolf
05-12-2012, 5:51 AM
Luckster !

cHiCoD
05-12-2012, 9:41 AM
wolf,
it was purely luck man.
but i am not bitching. lol!
ill keep my eyes peeled if your looking for one?