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ironheadslim5
12-06-2012, 7:09 PM
I was cutting into my friends tank to make it an oil/gas tank and it got me thinking. Has anyone ever run a split down the middle sporty tank? I think it could be cool and different maybe. Anybody?

bigdaddy
12-06-2012, 8:18 PM
I've seen a split sporty tank before, but I don't have any pics to prove it. I thought it was kinda cool. I always wanted to mount it similarly to how the old fatbob split tanks mounted. I say you should go for it.

ARBY
12-06-2012, 8:26 PM
I was cutting into my friends tank to make it an oil/gas tank and it got me thinking. Has anyone ever run a split down the middle sporty tank? I think it could be cool and different maybe. Anybody?

That's a really cool idea that I've been thing of doing for years.

xllance
12-06-2012, 8:33 PM
I've always wanted to do something like that but it sure would take away alot of fuel capacity using a Sportster tank. I guess using a king tank would work.

70schop
12-06-2012, 8:35 PM
Did one for a friend years ago. Fuel capacity sucks but it looked super cool. We split it after welding up the fuel neck.. I moved the fuel neck and the petcock over to the right side and installed the 3/8 outlet on the btm rear of the left side. I put the return and vent line at the top front so the hotter oil would have to flow through the whole tank before getting picked up again. I ran ss hard lines up over the top of the tank which was black. For mounting we left them completely apart, one on each side of the backbone, leaving it exposed. Like I said it looked super cool but he couldn't pass a damn gas station and the tank would get pretty damn warm. You don't notice it under your ass but when its right in front of you, YOU NOTICE!

ironheadslim5
12-07-2012, 7:47 AM
Awesome! Kinda bummed I'm not a pioneer but if I believed that I was I probably wouldn't have posted it on the Internet. Haha. That does sound like it could get warm, luckily it's my friends bike. I'm cruel I guess. Anyone have a way to get a few pictures? I was thinking of filling the filler neck and then widening the tank after its split about an inch to get more file in and to make up what's lost from side mounting it over the backbone. Just gotta find a tank to try it on now.

MadRiverMoCo
12-07-2012, 8:23 AM
http://photo.sparetime.jp/121202_6/IMG_7074.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AE7V0KOeTVI/UL8yHu8A1rI/AAAAAAAAD1U/Iigd8L-X_d4/s1600/IMGP2423-2.jpg

MeanMike13
12-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Google Arlen Ness ...Ness Cafe. Michael Lichter has some great shots of the tank on his site.

70schop
12-07-2012, 8:52 PM
http://photo.sparetime.jp/121202_6/IMG_7074.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AE7V0KOeTVI/UL8yHu8A1rI/AAAAAAAAD1U/Iigd8L-X_d4/s1600/IMGP2423-2.jpg

Ours looked almost identical to that except the oil lines ran over the top of the tank

TroyFab
12-07-2012, 9:00 PM
I say , split it, run gas on both sides and make a cool oil tank to match.

ironheadslim5
12-07-2012, 10:00 PM
That's what I was planning on doing. I have enough problems running out of gas let alone splitting it in half. That bike looks sweet though! Just gotta find a tank!

Sky
12-08-2012, 2:58 AM
Fab Kevin did one too

rooster52478
12-08-2012, 10:53 AM
It would be a good way to get full fuel use without going the Frisco route. Hmmm......

Slimey1
01-25-2013, 2:16 PM
My 77 ironhead had split tanks on it when i bought it.

xbmxxx
03-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Has anyone taken a sporty tank, split it, welded in a divider, and then welded it all back in to a one piece tank?

machinerguy
03-09-2013, 11:38 PM
On the old time fat tanks the oil bag was kind of a shell that covered the part of the fuel tank that stuck through the frame.
Half & half? Maybe on a 2-stroke. Think asymetrical. How fab are you willing to go?

H34TH3N
03-10-2013, 1:21 AM
Yea, done it...looong time ago in a land far far away....bout 6 or 7 years ago i think
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8329/dsc03107x.jpg

ironheadslim5
03-10-2013, 10:57 AM
I like that drilled strap on the top! looks really good! I guess there just aren't too many good new ideas left. haha