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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:43 am 
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Mickrick wrote:
I wish I could get a metal one for my X1 :|
Would an S1 tank fit an X1 if you ignore the fuel pump/petcock issue? I mean the frame under the tank is the same, no?

This should start you going Mick:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:20 am 
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That looks nice. I like the idea of more fuel, and losing the inserts.
But getting an M3 tank in metal is another thing. So may as well get a metal tank made that fits the bike anyway, and save having to modify my already modified seat :?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Mickrick wrote:
That looks nice. I like the idea of more fuel, and losing the inserts.
But getting an M3 tank in metal is another thing. So may as well get a metal tank made that fits the bike anyway, and save having to modify my already modified seat :?


Good look with that, a one off tank that's unlikely to have any other interest from anyone wanting another, have you read this thread and all the others about ali tanks, I hope you have time on your side and shitloads of money.
I think your fixing a problem that doesn't exist.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:43 pm 
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I don't have a problem with the standard tank. I'm just not keen on it, or the cover.
I`d rather have an alloy tank without a cover.

I`ve had quite a bit of stuff made in aluminium for my car, and yes I am patient.
There are people out there who will do one off stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:05 pm 
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:? £1500 to £2000 for a one off petrol tank I would guess and then the issues that brings with it, you have to really not like the stock set up.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:15 pm 
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I´m quite sure I can get one done for a lot less than that, going by one off stuff I've had done before. Anyway, I don't want to get into a debate about it.

I was just wondering if one of these S1 tanks would fit, and if it would, I was thinking it might be possible to fit the electric pump in the base, but I forgot about the seat being a different shape, and now I now the frame is different,
So my thinking is a none starter anyway.

I don't have shitloads of money, but if I decide on something, I'll save until I can do it.

Anyway, some of your lovely triple trees have to come first, when I can afford them, that is if you'll make me some. :4roz: :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:35 pm 
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The tanks being made have a "lump" on the base which the petcock fits to. You may be able to cut this off or have it made with a flat surface for the pump outlet to fit to. Does the pump outlet exit in the same position as the petcock?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:42 pm 
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That was exactly what I was thinking, but seeing as Maz says the top frame rails are slightly different, and I hadn't considered the seat/tank interface, I guess it's a none starter.
I've already spent a shed load on a "shorty" seat/tail, so I don't want to be messing with that.

I do hate plastic, and I'm a bit partial to a nice bit of aloominum! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:42 pm 
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I have a brand new S3 injection tank in black for anybody that does want to go down that route ;) far cheaper than an aluminium one ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:43 pm 
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"Bling" or bubbling :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Bling for me :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Mickrick wrote:

I do hate plastic, and I'm a bit partial to a nice bit of aloominum! :)


:yup: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Would it actually be a plan to just have the accents or the tank cover or both made as aluminium fabrications? and still have the plastic tank underneath.

Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:41 pm 
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I have also given that some thought Andy :idea:
I may run it past my panel basher Pal in deepest Liskeard :)


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i am the next... ;-)
thats my work for winter... tankpaintjob... ;-)


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