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wheeliemammoth
04-27-2016, 4:19 PM
Let's have some input on this tank placement, I'm about to start fabbing up some mounts. Then I can make a real seat and mount a fender...


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Westboundbiker
04-27-2016, 5:55 PM
I think it looks good. What's it from?

wheeliemammoth
04-27-2016, 6:16 PM
It's from an old Sachs Prima moped! Going to have my tattoo artist do some hand lettering on it then throw on some clear.

Jasonisdico
04-28-2016, 9:03 AM
Can you slide it 2" further forward and lift the front end up 1/2" to 1" and take a pic?

cggorman
04-28-2016, 9:07 AM
Can you slide it 2" further forward and lift the front end up 1/2" to 1" and take a pic?

That's kinda what I was thinking too. I was thinking forward about an inch and drop the back end down about 1/2".

wheeliemammoth
04-28-2016, 6:05 PM
Sure, I can snap a few pics of it this weekend. I have plenty of room to go forward, it's sitting flat on the backbone. I do like the exposed part not being at the seat junction, it looks goofy if it sits all the way forward, so I'm trying to find a happy medium. It's a rad little tank, holds about a gallon...

bikerbass
05-01-2016, 6:35 PM
I think a little bit forward would be good. Cool lookin' tank!

wheeliemammoth
05-03-2016, 4:05 AM
No pics of it moved forward yet, sorry. I did mess around with a few sets of bars. And I lowered my forks.


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Jasonisdico
05-03-2016, 7:40 AM
Let me starts a thrread asking opinions, then completely ignore what people said and do something else. Sounds about right...

wheeliemammoth
05-03-2016, 10:26 AM
I said no pictures YET, you dickhead. I have to cut off some tabs and remove the top motor mount to be able to move it forward more than it currently is. YET signifies that they will be coming. Which I had earlier started that I would do. Although I really do appreciate your opinion. "Move it forward" wouldn't have occurred to me without your insight- I didn't mean to make you feel unappreciated. I'd forgotten about the obligation that I'd entered into by posting a question, I hope I didn't fuck your day up by taking time away you could have used misspelling words on other posts.

Exit39
05-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Cool lil' scoot. So I took the short time to move your tank forward and the seat too (it looks like it's resting on the tire). Here's a before and after. Do it! :cool:

Before
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/exit39/Motorcycle/Misc/20160427_175349.jpg

After
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/exit39/Motorcycle/Misc/20160427_175349a.jpg

wheeliemammoth
05-03-2016, 10:40 AM
Wicked, thanks man! Once I can sort out the obstructions keeping me from doing that I will post some updates.

Jasonisdico
05-03-2016, 12:51 PM
Wicked, thanks man! Once I can sort out the obstructions keeping me from doing that I will post some updates.

I hope you talk that big in person you sniveling little shit, because I treat people the same way online as I do in person. And people that talk to me like that in person, don't ever do it again...

A single misspelled word is hardly a representation of ones' full vocabulary.

Exit39
05-03-2016, 1:04 PM
I think you quoted the wrong portion Jasonisdico - just sayin'. On the flip side - play nice guys. :cool:

mojab78
05-05-2016, 5:47 AM
Can you slide it 2" further forward and lift the front end up 1/2" to 1" and take a pic?

I agree alittle further forward.

Westboundbiker
05-05-2016, 6:22 AM
I think the only way the tank forward would look good is if the seat went forward too, so there wasn't a gap between tank and seat.

wheeliemammoth
05-11-2016, 7:48 PM
Yeah, that seat is gone now, I have someone rolling a pan that will attach to the backbone and close the gap. Someone else at the shop is fabbing up an intake, and a guy in our upholstery department is mapping out some diamond pattern leather for the seat. Getting the tank lettering done next week. Waiting on cloth wire for the loom and have to address the pipe situation, it is so low that they scrape when I roll it into the garage...

cggorman
05-12-2016, 6:15 AM
Got your own chopper sweat shop, huh? Nice!

wheeliemammoth
05-12-2016, 9:38 AM
Sort of! An aerospace machine and interior finishing shop. Five axis CNCs, water jet, mills, rollers, brakes, etc. Our scrap bins are loaded with goodies. Italian leather, billet aluminum, foam padding, brackets... It helps.

Fad9567
05-13-2016, 11:12 AM
This is crazy! My brother also has kz400 and he also has a sachs tank just like that! and was thinking of putting on his bike. Could post some pictures of it slid up the backbone some? I thought I was looking at his bike when I saw this post!!!!!

cggorman
05-13-2016, 12:02 PM
Noice

wheeliemammoth
12-02-2016, 2:39 AM
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So this is where we are at the moment.