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Old 06-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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What Kinda Tank is This?

Is it the pinstripes playing tricks on my eyes, or is this a large tank?

For some reason it looks bigger than a stock /5 tank to me...

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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It's a standard /5 large tank. But I learned something, there is an extra dimple under where the badge goes on a /5 large tank that isn't there on /6 large tanks.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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The /5 also has the screw holes for the badge, most times, the /6 tank is stick on badges only and underneath the /6 accepts the under tank master cylinder, the /5 does not accept the master cylinder.

That's a /5 tank from all appearances. Custom pin stripes.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Interesting. I think part of it was the little "ridge" behind the tank pad depressions. I don't think I've seen that before on any of my tanks, but then I haven't looked closely.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Yep, early /5 tank. Notice the cap hinge location; the cap would open forward...
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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It's an early /5 22L (5.6gal) tank. The gas cap is hinged at the front, all later are hinged from the rear.

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The /5 also has the screw holes for the badge, most times, the /6 tank is stick on badges only
Another one of those touches that makes the /5 classier than the /6.. don't get me started on the headlight/gauges.
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Another one of those touches that makes the /5 classier than the /6.. don't get me started on the headlight/gauges.
I totally love the looks of a /5 over a /6 any day. Stll wish I had my 1974 bike because it still had the switches. And the /5 headlight bucket is much nicer. But if you look beyond the esthetics, the /6 has an H4 bulb, a real key instead of a nail. Updated valve train that is compatible to more updating, The /6 is a 5 speed, more powerful alternator, hydraulic front brake (OK maybe a backwards step, that one)

Pretty much everybody loves their bike. So yes I like the 898 cc's of fire breathing power I get from my /6. Bring your /5 over any day.
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Another one of those touches that makes the /5 classier than the /6.. don't get me started on the headlight/gauges.
So true. I love having 900 cc and a five speed transmission and all that. I think it makes the R90/6 one of the best classic bike to ride. That said, I was absolutely drooling over an R75/5 I saw last week. They are just gorgeous machines.
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I totally love the looks of a /5 over a /6 any day. Stll wish I had my 1974 bike because it still had the switches. And the /5 headlight bucket is much nicer. But if you look beyond the esthetics, the /6 has an H4 bulb, a real key instead of a nail. Updated valve train that is compatible to more updating, The /6 is a 5 speed, more powerful alternator, hydraulic front brake (OK maybe a backwards step, that one)

Pretty much everybody loves their bike. So yes I like the 898 cc's of fire breathing power I get from my /6. Bring your /5 over any day.
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So true. I love having 900 cc and a five speed transmission and all that. I think it makes the R90/6 one of the best classic bike to ride. That said, I was absolutely drooling over an R75/5 I saw last week. They are just gorgeous machines.
So, uh, like, have both? What's the problem?

My /6 is going to be for sale soon, unfortunately. I just don't ride it much since I bought the /5...most of my Airhead riding is around town these days and the /5 does that just as well as its younger brother.
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So, uh, like, have both? What's the problem?
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Garage space. I need a six car garage.
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Garage space. I need a six car garage.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #14
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To be more specific that is a 1970-1971 /5 tank.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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Garage space. I need a six car garage.
Or a 24 bike garage
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