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    Default Anyone ever cut and lowered a sporty tank?

    I have a spare sporty tank and im trying to get some info on cutting it down height wise to get closer to an xr750 profile. Is it reasonable? Im trying to picture it in my head and figure out how bad it would be or i just gotta buy a tank, any help appreciated guys

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    google is your beast friend, A quick search just pulled up hundreds for me.

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    I couldnt find anything. And im a googler haha

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    Do you need advice on improving your googling technique or your welding ...? (Check the images pages rather than text links)

    http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/s....php?t=1629044

    Reminds me a little of the lines of the 1970s XLCR (link).
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    All you need to do is cut out the tunnel and mount. Sit the tank over the back bone at the desired position. Measure how deep front and rear the tunnel needs to be. Roll up a new tunnel, weld that in and then do the new mounts

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    he's not talking about a frisco mount or lowering the mounting on the tank
    he's talking about changing the height of the actual tank
    making the tank smaller

    http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/tech/h...ycle-gas-tank/

    they narrowed and lowered this tank
    check out the write up

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    or save some time and just buy this one in the classifieds
    http://www.chopcult.com/roadking612/classifieds/133651

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    Hell I don't think that there's much that hasn't been done to sporty tanks. Ive seen the lowered, Friscoed, caved in sides, molded shapes, raised fill cap, hidden fill cap, narrowed, widened and even saw one cut into a cafe racer seat back to match the one on front. They are an iconic starting point, but is still more fun to cut up something realy rare!
    Dusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyDave View Post
    Hell I don't think that there's much that hasn't been done to sporty tanks.
    Back to front ?

    Dual "King" tanks?

    Still room to get creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natehate View Post
    he's not talking about a frisco mount or lowering the mounting on the tank
    he's talking about changing the height of the actual tank
    making the tank smaller

    http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/tech/h...ycle-gas-tank/

    they narrowed and lowered this tank
    check out the write up
    Ah right, cheers. I was thinking the answer seemed way to obvious

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    Ive seen a few bikes from Japan with a sectioned sportster tank, Ace motorcycles built one. Arlen Ness had an aftermarket slim sportster tank too. pretty cool look

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    Quote Originally Posted by None View Post
    Back to front ?

    Dual "King" tanks?
    Not King but definitely Sporty tanks! I thought a ingenious way to use a rusted out Sporty tank.
    Dusty
    Still room to get creative!
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