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Old 04-16-2012, 06:30 AM
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Default Tank swap for 48?

Could I put a stock iron 883 gas tank on a 48?
Clean, no modification swap or would the mounting points need to be re-welded?

Any down side to it?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:39 AM
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As long as its 07 or later. The only thing different is the tank vent line connection, youll have to trim it shorter with the bigger tank.

Pros - Bigger tank - more range

Cons - Bigger tank - doesnt look as good
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:34 AM
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As long as its 07 or later. The only thing different is the tank vent line connection, youll have to trim it shorter with the bigger tank.

Pros - Bigger tank - more range

Cons - Bigger tank - doesnt look as good
No Cons - bigger tank looks great!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:29 AM
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No Cons - bigger tank looks great!
bigger tank looks just fine

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
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Amen to that!
Old man liked it so much he got one too. I really like the looks of those mag wheels......might just have to think about that. I'd always thought they'd look goofy on a 48, but they look pretty good with the bigger tank and apes. More room for paint too!

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:04 AM
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Amen to that!
Old man liked it so much he got one too. I really like the looks of those mag wheels......might just have to think about that. I'd always thought they'd look goofy on a 48, but they look pretty good with the bigger tank and apes. More room for paint too!
its really a 1200 custom with a 48 front end i like me a chrome motor

but thanks man... the rough aluminum on the wheels will one day be powder coated black... i was going to order the blacked out fat 5's but they didnt have enough chrome for me

but the 120-150 miles before fill up is nice!
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:42 PM
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Blah the bikes that have a bigger tank don't even look like a 48 anymore. Just get a nightster instead if you want one. Looks way better on the bike it's made for
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I hope this isn't too redundant but I just need a quick sanity check. I have a 2010 iron and I am about to trade my tank for a 2012 48 tank. If we both leave our pumps in the tanks will this swap be completely plug and play with the exception of the vent line?

Thanks!
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I hope this isn't too redundant but I just need a quick sanity check. I have a 2010 iron and I am about to trade my tank for a 2012 48 tank. If we both leave our pumps in the tanks will this swap be completely plug and play with the exception of the vent line?

Thanks!

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:57 AM
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Thank you brother!
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