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Old 03-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #631
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Ok, just test fitted the new triple clamps to the old KTM forks. Fit is good. I should get the bike back tonight with new tank (being polished as we speak) and then will install these new parts.

Here's some pics of the test fit...




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Old 03-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #632
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Very pretty, I can't wait to see the tank.

Oh and thanks for posting the pics so all us in Australia can see them properly.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #633
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After a years wait (and well worth the wait!), the new tank is here. Absolutely Gorgeous

I provided the foam mock-up and bike and Evan Wilcox improved on it and made it a reality. He is truly one of the few masters in the world able to do this kind of work.

We agreed that Evan can make this tank for others now that he has the templates and can reproduce it. Call him and get on his wait list if desired. For any future SC3 builds we do - this will be the tank we install.

It was a busy weekend picking up the bike and tank, and installing the new front end parts. I still need to route the dual gas lines and install the petcocks, but its getting there.


Heres just the tank. Many more pics to follow after I get the last parts on the bike...

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #634
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Looking good Jim! Can't wait to see the bike again!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #635
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Looking good Jim! Can't wait to see the bike again!!
Hey Ramon - Thanks. The bike will be at the Quail Gathering May 4th in case youre going. Lots of details to complete before that, but it should be ready.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #636
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I'll be there, for sure!
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #637
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Look good! I had a look at Evan Wilcox website.. and his asking price for custom tank is I'm gonna have to pass and build my own one.

But thanks for inspiring me to do my project..

WhicheverAnyWayCan screwed with this post 03-25-2013 at 10:02 AM Reason: Take back my comment because I might end up doing many improvise to my sportster too..
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #638
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That tank is the stuff.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #639
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The new triple clamps just back from machining and anodize. All fits together nicely. I cant wait to install them. The bike should be back with its new 6 gal gas tank by this weekend hopefully. Then install these and take a few more pics before sending the front wheel out for rebuild with new hub.




Jim, what's the offset on the triple clamp, and dare I ask how much it would be for me to get one like it?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #640
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The wait to see that tank was sure worth it!!! Can't wait to see it on the bike!! Tank alloy and thickness?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #641
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I took a panel-beating class with Evan Wilcox -- he's a remarkable craftsman, pretty much self-taught, and a very good teacher. Quite a nice guy, too.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #642
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That fuel tank looks so beautifully made, could a clear plastic tank be made with the mould?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #643
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Jim, what's the offset on the triple clamp, and dare I ask how much it would be for me to get one like it?
Offset is 18mm - same as the Applied Racing I had which worked nicely. Didn't want to mess with the geometry that was working.

The price is still TBD, but since it would be a 1-off buy, it will be pricey Im sorry to say. If I were to get a group buy of 10x or more, then I can sell them for much less. I'll let you know when I have the price nailed down.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #644
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The wait to see that tank was sure worth it!!! Can't wait to see it on the bike!! Tank alloy and thickness?
Tank alloy is 1100 aluminum. Thickness is .06-.08", but i need to confirm this.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #645
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That fuel tank looks so beautifully made, could a clear plastic tank be made with the mould?
Yes, it could. I have a 3D solid model of the tank that a mold can be made from or they could use the actual tank. Im still in discussion with the plastic tank mfgr - hope they decide to make this tank. The plastic roto molded version would be much less $$$.
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