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Cigars&Scotch 01-17-2010 01:10 PM

What Airhead tank is this?
 
So one of the thinks I picked up over this winter was a large fiberglass tank for my R90. The guy I got it from did not know who made it. It fits my R90 with the MC on the frame, even though I am thinking of replacing it with a handle bar unit.

It is just some of the thing's I will be doing to it over the winter.

Can some one ID this tank for me. It is fiberglass and has the bar for the 2 rear bolts like a /6. It has the half tube upfront and 2 petcock bosses. It looks to be about 9 gal compared to me PD tank

http://goodtill.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...40_8qNUG-M.jpg

http://goodtill.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...62_oTBUU-M.jpghttp://goodtill.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...26_de57Y-M.jpghttp://goodtill.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...74_ASzNh-M.jpg

wirewrkr 01-17-2010 01:13 PM

Looks like a Heinrich to me.
But what would I know?
Robert

Uncle Ernie 01-17-2010 01:20 PM

Probably someone made a mold from a Heinrich tank. I always thought they were either steel or aluminium. If you don't coat the beans out of it, use it for a plant stand. I have not heard anything good about fiberglass and today's gas.

(I'm no expert on anything, either)

Cigars&Scotch 01-17-2010 01:27 PM

Forgot, it takes a /7 flush mount gas filler cap.

Don't know if that helps

Boojum 01-17-2010 03:16 PM

I thought I saw a BIG Hole in it, Mike. Better just send it down to TN, and I'll take it off your hands. :evil I'll pay postage..............


Boojum

jtwind 01-17-2010 05:37 PM

The shape says heinrich but I don't think they did glass. Look through these and maybe find some clues. http://www.beemergarage.com/Tanks.html

tofgasp 01-18-2010 03:09 AM

It looks like a Bell, they're looking like heinrich, but made with fiberglass.

Cigars&Scotch 01-18-2010 08:06 AM

I am pretty sure it is fiberglass. I might have to double check. It was pretty light. Maybe its aluminum, nah I doubt it.

I can't see someone going to all that trouble to make a mold of a real Hienrich and patterning out a gas filler and petcock holes.

It looks just like the tiger stripe one on the link Jeff provided.

I have never hear of a Bell tank, any more info on this?

tofgasp 01-18-2010 01:35 PM

Not much info... I've found 1 picture of a Bell, but this one is for /2
http://193.164.197.30/images/059/0598998446.jpg

Maybe a Altus (French handmade in the heigties):
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/3692/dscf0117.th.jpghttp://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9333/dscf0124f.th.jpg
But the rear seems quite different

bmwhacker 01-18-2010 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cigars&Scotch
I am pretty sure it is fiberglass. I might have to double check. It was pretty light. Maybe its aluminum, nah I doubt it.

I can't see someone going to all that trouble to make a mold of a real Hienrich and patterning out a gas filler and petcock holes.

It looks just like the tiger stripe one on the link Jeff provided.

I have never hear of a Bell tank, any more info on this?


If it is an aluminum Heinrich it is worth a lot....they only made around 50 of them in aluminum....it has the same basic shape as my steel 8.5 gallon Heinrich....but looks to have a taller profile.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_x_wLTjNIgaU/Sf...ales%20267.JPG


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