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tommygun
01-28-2011, 9:06 PM
im having a hard time finding and visualizing this tank on the frame. only because we have the nasty 3 spine. anybody on here have this style tank with frame? or a photo of one? i have found some basic tanks on ebay that might work.
<a href="http://s1128.photobucket.com/albums/m481/mister-gun/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_20110127_160838.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m481/mister-gun/IMG_20110127_160838.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

ibuiltmine
01-28-2011, 9:14 PM
Thats a tough one to work around. you can go one of two ways. cut out the triple backbone and reinforce it to make asingle backbone, or use a tank thats made to fit the triple backbone.

In my opinion, balancing a small tank on that backbone somehow will just not look right.

on the other hand, there are a lot of years of kawis, suzukis hondas and yamahas that have that triple back bone, and there were a lot of different tanks made that will fit it. Might find something that is a good compromise.

tommygun
01-28-2011, 10:37 PM
This is the only pic I could find. I don't think it looks that bad
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn26/HDYMER/meonbobber.jpg

rustrocket84
01-29-2011, 1:04 AM
The tank doesn't look that bad. I put a 750C model tank on mine so that it hides the backbone and so I'll have over 4 gallons of gas. I personally think road trips suck with small tanks, but that's just me and I generally like to cover at least 600 miles per day.

tommygun
01-29-2011, 12:19 PM
do you have a pic of your bike? im just trying to find something that looks good, that isnt this monstrocity of a thing honda called a tank.

rustrocket84
01-29-2011, 2:38 PM
What model tank do you have. The F and I think it was the L both have horrible looking tanks that are tall and then slope down quickly at the end. Here's what tank I'm going to run. The motors are pretty wide, and I didn't think a narrow tank would look too good either.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/rustrocket84/HonDa%20Chop/P3050002.jpg

Here it is from behind before I had the tank cleaned out for rust and lined. Now it's just the outside that is rusty.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/rustrocket84/HonDa%20Chop/P5040005.jpg

rustrocket84
01-29-2011, 2:39 PM
Also the back mount has been cut off and I put a tab underneath that bolts down to a strap I put on the frame which shortened the back of the tank significantly. I think 3 or 4 inches.

tommygun
01-29-2011, 3:39 PM
Wow, that looks great. Maybe I should change my route

Hooligans
01-29-2011, 3:55 PM
I dont know if it would help at all. I have a Suzuki GS850 that has a Sportster tank sitting on it here at the house. I can get a pic from the rear so you can see the width difference if you would like.

tommygun
01-29-2011, 4:00 PM
Id appreciate that hooligan. If you can, snap one from the side to. Thanks!

Hooligans
01-29-2011, 5:30 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Free89BroncoII/IMG_0867.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Free89BroncoII/IMG_0868.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Free89BroncoII/IMG_0869.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Free89BroncoII/IMG_0871.jpg

tommygun
01-29-2011, 5:52 PM
hooliga., dude that looks great! What kind of tank is that? I found just basic sportster repo tanks on ebay for 75$. Also saw a new tank off an 883 for a good price.

Hooligans
01-29-2011, 6:00 PM
Just a Sportster tank.... found it on EBAY. The repopped are nice just keep in mind to throw in the cost to seal the inside

tommygun
01-29-2011, 6:25 PM
I might put a bid on the 883 take off.

Hooligans
01-29-2011, 6:43 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1200-SPORTSTER-HARLEY-TANK-/230577982885?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35af84cda5#ht_500wt_1182

tommygun
01-29-2011, 6:50 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Harley-Davidson-Peanut-Fuel-Tank-Black-883-Sportster-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4aa8108501QQitemZ32064 7234817QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

tommygun
01-29-2011, 7:02 PM
Few different options. Why would I have a repo tank sealed?

Hooligans
01-29-2011, 7:20 PM
New tanks are bare metal inside... alot of older tanks need to be redone to. Whatever you do, do not use Kreem.... that product is total shit.

rustrocket84
01-29-2011, 11:01 PM
If you don't chop the stock sporty tank and it's a newer tank, leave it alone. The old man at the radiator shop I took my tank to said leave it alone. But if the inside has rust have it cleaned or do it yourself whatever and put RedKote in it. That shit is killer and all the tank shops I've been to prefer it.