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Old 08-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Different fuel tanks

I'm building up to putting another bike together and fancy something minimalist. Got the moorespeed engine, nice wheels and a few other trick bits. I was thinking of trying a different fuel tank. Just been in the garage trying to get a norton roadster tank to fit but it's going to take some serious work.

Anybody fitted anything different on they're airheads? I've no need for anything with a big capacity (small island and all that).

To be honest I'd like a toaster tank but they just don't come up very often.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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If you are willing to move some of the electrical bits that hang below the main tube of the frame then there are a number of fun tanks that will work. Personally, there's something about those late 60's Triumph tanks that has always been attractive ...

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I'm building up to putting another bike together and fancy something minimalist. Got the moorespeed engine, nice wheels and a few other trick bits. I was thinking of trying a different fuel tank. Just been in the garage trying to get a norton roadster tank to fit but it's going to take some serious work.

Anybody fitted anything different on they're airheads? I've no need for anything with a big capacity (small island and all that).

To be honest I'd like a toaster tank but they just don't come up very often.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #3
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Thanks beater.

I've a complete blank sheet as far as this bike goes. It's just a pile of parts at the minute. In some ways it's easier if your starting with a complete bike.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:10 PM   #4
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blitz motorcycles use a lot of very different tanks on their builds... i contacted them by email and had a very interesting discussion with them regarding BSA tanks. it sounds like it is a real effort moving all the bits about the bike to allow a small tank to be fitted...

http://www.blitz-motorcycles.com

worth a look, and worth an email to them if you have any technical questions...
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #5
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How about fitting a 70's Japanese trials bike tank? That would certainly be minimalist and perhaps shocking to some of those stodgy BMW types.

Plus they aren't that expensive (yet) and come in aluminum.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #6
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How about fitting a 70's Japanese trials bike tank? That would certainly be minimalist and perhaps shocking to some of those stodgy BMW types.

Plus they aren't that expensive (yet) and come in aluminum.
some good examples of that on the blitz site...
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #7
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I've seen a couple of bobbers which appear to have tanks from Kawasaki's KH250 which look pretty good on an airhead.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #8
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Probably not the frame you will be using but the tank is from a Russian bike.

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Old 08-09-2014, 02:58 PM   #9
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Small Tank, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-Airhe...item4ad8025ac9
Dented ones are good buys for 'bitza' bikes too.
My race bike tank was $10 on Ebay as it had a big dent in it, banged that out and bogged it.
sidecovers are diy fibreglass repros.
Dragged out a Pre Unit Tank

Would need work at both ends to fit and look right.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:06 PM   #10
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I've always liked the swoop of the KZ tank.



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