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    Default Yamaha Bolt Tank Swap

    I wanted to ask some of the greybeards that have been around the block a time or two and try to find out if it is possible to swap the tank on a '15 Yamaha Bolt with an HD sportster tank or some kind of aftermarket option. I hate the pinch welded seam on the Bolt's tank and I like the look of the Iron 883's tank better. Just thought I would ask and see if anyone could point me in the right direction.
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    Wyldman

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    It most likely will not a direct swap but anything is possible. Post some photos I’m sure that would help to see what you’re working with. Look at some tanks that have tabs that will mount to the top of the back bone. Drilling and welding bungs in may give you more tank options for tank changes down the road rather than how the modern sporty tanks mount

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    This will be of interest:

    2013 Burly Brand Bolt Build
    "David from Burly here, scored a Bolt last week and working though an evil plan to make it my own."
    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30709

    and

    Have you seen this place: Yamaha Star Bolt Motorcycle Forum

    2014 Thread: Brat to Bug Out Bike - (re) Build Thread
    "Built this thing for the Boltapalooza in 2014. Fun build and fun bike but a mean craving for a new style means it's time for a refresh.'
    https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/mods-...-build-thread/

    found the links here:
    https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gener...0f766b1c3da201

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    This will be of interest:

    2013 Burly Brand Bolt Build
    "David from Burly here, scored a Bolt last week and working though an evil plan to make it my own."
    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30709

    and

    Have you seen this place: Yamaha Star Bolt Motorcycle Forum

    2014 Thread: Brat to Bug Out Bike - (re) Build Thread
    "Built this thing for the Boltapalooza in 2014. Fun build and fun bike but a mean craving for a new style means it's time for a refresh.'
    https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/mods-...-build-thread/

    found the links here:
    https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gener...0f766b1c3da201
    I have seen the Burly Brand bolt and that guy did an amazing job chopping up the tank and making it his own. The concern for me comes in with the plumbing. If I'm not mistaken the bolt has the fuel pump either attached in the tunnel of the tank or inside the tank. If that is the case I guess I would have to do some creative plumbing to make a sportster tank work.

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    The greybeards won't be able to help you. Without some basic information at least...
    Only you can help you

    First take your tank off and measure the width and depth of the Bolt's tunnel.
    Measure the mounting points.
    And the plumbing, and the fitting sizes...
    Take pictures and share them with us so we can see what you're up against.
    You'll be doing all the other bolt owners a service as well.

    If you Don't have one on hand...
    Stock and aftermarket Sportster tanks are plentiful and the measurements are readily advertized and/or Google-able.

    Have you looked at the FI Sportster tanks?

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