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pacifistbikes
07-17-2012, 11:49 AM
Hi. I've got a 1960 triumph 5ta and I want to run a smaller pre unit oil tank on it. The stock tank holds 5 pints and the pre unit tank only holds about 3 pints. I swear I've seen these smaller pre unit tanks being used on later unit bikes. Anybody have any advice/info on this? Cheers

CRFyou
07-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Lots of people have used the Rigid oil tanks on later, unit 650s.

I've done it with no problem. I know you have a 500, but I can't see it hurting that either.

The more oil you hold, the cooler your bike can run though.... Which is why the race kit for rigid bikes holds a gallon.

pacifistbikes
07-17-2012, 1:16 PM
Ok cool. That's awesome I should be able to use it. I guess more frequent oil changes would be a good idea too. Cheers.

GreaserMike
07-17-2012, 1:40 PM
Lots of people have used the Rigid oil tanks on later, unit 650s.

I've done it with no problem. I know you have a 500, but I can't see it hurting that either.

The more oil you hold, the cooler your bike can run though.... Which is why the race kit for rigid bikes holds a gallon.

I'd kill for one of those race tanks (yes, literally...KILL. So if you have one and need some dirty work done pm me). It would save me the trouble of hacking up a perfectly good pre unit oil tank to add more capacity.

CRFyou
07-17-2012, 2:09 PM
I'd kill for one of those race tanks (yes, literally...KILL. So if you have one and need some dirty work done pm me). It would save me the trouble of hacking up a perfectly good pre unit oil tank to add more capacity.

I was so close to hacking up my oil tank to do that, too.

If I knew of a one gallon tank, I wouldn't say anything to anyone. It would be mine and I would set up Indiana Jones booby traps all around it.

GreaserMike
07-17-2012, 3:12 PM
I was so close to hacking up my oil tank to do that, too.

If I knew of a one gallon tank, I wouldn't say anything to anyone. It would be mine and I would set up Indiana Jones booby traps all around it.

Are you challenging me? I know where to find some sand.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7592950476_cae2da405b_o.jpg

Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Branden

CRFyou
07-17-2012, 3:22 PM
Are you challenging me? I know where to find some sand.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7592950476_cae2da405b_o.jpg

Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Branden

Hhahahaha! That's funny as shit!!!!

We should make, 'Indiana Jones and the Rare Triumph Parts: The Quest for a 1938 Speed Twin'.

GreaserMike
07-17-2012, 3:37 PM
"We have top men working on it now."

"Who?"

"Top... men."

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7593102666_92f77baaf0_z.jpg

Bonnevilleray
07-17-2012, 4:06 PM
Now that's some funny shit! Funniest thing I've seen in weeks!

CRFyou
07-17-2012, 5:46 PM
"We have top men working on it now."

"Who?"

"Top... men."

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7593102666_92f77baaf0_z.jpg

This photo is badass!

GreaserMike
07-17-2012, 6:15 PM
I aim to please

Choppedtriumphs
07-18-2012, 3:55 AM
..That is cool,

RetroRob
07-18-2012, 8:30 PM
Epic :killerjob:

Torch
07-18-2012, 11:14 PM
and the winner of the 33rd academy awards for "best humorous Photoshop post"..........GreaserMike ..
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