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Old 05-31-2010, 07:55 AM
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I want to raise my fuel tank up about 1"or 2" . I want to expose the top of the engine heads for more of a custom look. Is there a kit out there for this or has anyone done this ?

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Yes and yes... there is a kit and I raised mine 1 1/2". I used a door jamb dead bolt cover instead of buying a $50 piece of metal... does a great job for me and in my opinion looks pretty good. Changes the whole airflow pattern over the engine... seems to keep my thighs cooler as well.
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Handy do you have any pics ???

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Before I had my Heritage I had an '07 Streetbob and hung out on the Dyna section. There's a guy, Jackyl that has a great tank lift kit for Dynas and I assume he has them for other models as well. All they Dyna guys that got one raved about it. They look great and everyone seems happy with the product and the customer service. Look him up.
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Oh ya tons of there are quite a few of us in the softy community that have the tank lifts on our bikes. Mine included. $20 on ebay comes with everything to lift the front 2 and 3 inches. If you do a seach "Tank lift" you'll find tones of info on it. Here is mine with 2" lift installed. Subtle but nice. In the 3 rd pic look at the lower left you can see it.
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Its not a difficult job and like others have said its not uncommon.
In fact there's a couple of write ups in Mud's DIY section on making your own lift brackets.
Here's one;

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-g...ml#post2539172

Here's another, a bit more involved.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-g...ml#post2653775

And another one with an integrated Ram mounting for a GPS

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-g...ml#post2794529

And another simpler one

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-g...ml#post3260093

Any of the ones I have here can be easily adapted to fit a Softail.

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You can see that the tank is raised, but you can't see the bracket because of the chrome neck cover................
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Just take note of handlebar clearance. I went with a 2 inch lift and glad I didnt go any higher. Also, you do lose some fuel capacity in the tank....havent figured out exactly how much but definitely lose some.
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Just take note of handlebar clearance. I went with a 2 inch lift and glad I didnt go any higher. Also, you do lose some fuel capacity in the tank....havent figured out exactly how much but definitely lose some.
It's a funny thing... I didn't lose any fuel capacity. In fact can now put 5.27 gallons in my 5 gallon tank. What I did lose though is capacity of reserve... that is I don't have as much fuel as before when I switch over to reserve. I can still go 221 miles before I am pushing the bike, but more of the miles are on regular tank setting rather than reserve setting.
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anyone lift the tank on a Heritage? I love the look on the other bikes, would love to hear from someone that done it to the flstc
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