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Old 10-15-2012, 06:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by chasbmw View Post
Rover is owned by an Indian company........ They seem to be doing very well at the moment, this was after Ford gave up on LandRover/Jaguar.

All the keihan parts that I have used have fitted properly from the get go, and when I bought a well shagged second hand RT fitted with Keihan silencers, keihan replaced a cracked silencer without any problems, even though I could not prove that the silencer was within their 10 YEAR guarantee period.

Bob Porecha, a /2 specialist from the UK imports Indian made tanks, the tanks are supplied unpainted and certainly look very good when finished. It probably really depends on who makes these tanks and I would agree that the final fitting and adjusting would need to be done at this end.

When I rode various BMWs around the world in the late 70s and early 80s, I used standard BMW tanks, range was almost never a problem. Running those big tanks never seemed to me to be worthwhile, more about the farkle I reckon.

The flame Rover was either a BMW or Ford owned version. I'm familiar w/ Tata and when they took over the helm of the company.

It was nice that Keihan honored a warranty claim when they weren't obligated to do so for you. I'll purchase from a specialist supplier when it is feasible. My last purchase w/ them should be my last for their products. Mr. Matt managed the quality issues discussion w/ them and cc'd myself w/ the emails. Their attitude in the emails and the product is a show-stopper for me. I wish them well. At this time I prefer not to indulge in their business model.

I believe that Bob is from India. He's been playing w/ the pre-70 BMW's for some time. It must be at least 30 years since I phoned him to discuss custom builds. He seemes to favor machines w/ monster tanks. I'm sure he is familiar w/ the quality of the tanks he is purchasing from India. Maybe someone can contact Bob and get some info on the tanks???

Monster vs. standard size petrol tanks is probably a discussion for the large tanks thread. Lots of petrol w/ a sidecar rig can be very handy. My initial post to this thread was to address, what seemed to me, what was starting to be an Asian Subcontinent fiasco....


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Old 10-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #17
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Indian made tanks

I bought one of their metal tanks for my '65 BSA Spitfire Hornet. I had problems with the fiber glass on the original tanks coming apart even with it sealed inside. The new Indian metal tank fit perfectly. About the only problem I had was I have no idea what screw thread pattern they are using. I had a machine shop re thread the fuel tap and it works fine.
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