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Old 03-06-2007, 09:16 AM
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Default new, wider tank for a 2002 sportster 1200?

I am getting my first harley today, a sportster 1200, 2002 model, i really like the looks of it but looking at some from private parties before this a few of them had some fat tanks on them, wider with dual caps, is this something i can get for the sportster? the dealer mentioned the newer sportster tanks that were a little bigger, but i liked the bigger ones that made it look like a totally different bike

where is a good place to get something like this? just through the dealer?
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:59 AM
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Default RE: new, wider tank for a 2002 sportster 1200?

Go to ebay, you can find some deals there. Dealer is the last place you want to go. Besides the new wider tanks will not fit yours.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: new, wider tank for a 2002 sportster 1200?

Buy an 04 or newer they come with bigger tanks, the 03 and older vibrate so much they wont hold gas no matter what size WHOOOOPS wrong thread.

Seriously, J&P Cycles has a good selection of bigger tanks and their salespeople will tell you if the one your ordering will fit or not.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:16 PM
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Buy an 04 or newer they come with bigger tanks, the 03 and older vibrate so much they wont hold gas no matter what size WHOOOOPS wrong thread.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:27 PM
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Default RE: new, wider tank for a 2002 sportster 1200?

It also depends on the look you prefer. I like the sportster tank. They do offer a King tank that holds like 3.2 gal compared to the 2.5. I saw a 69 with an AMEN frame and it had a big tank but with only one cap. I liked it. J&P and other outfits make something like a 4 gal. tank with a dash if thats your style. I just like narrow small tanks. Good luck.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:08 AM
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Default RE: new, wider tank for a 2002 sportster 1200?

looking again today it does look pretty nice, one reason i was thinking of getting a new tank was that the paint was damaged, but i realized it isnt the paint it is just the decal, so i can just replace that and be fine

i guess i'll see if i end up filling it up too much and want a larger tank, i really like the look of the wider tank as well, but since it isnt damaged like i thought then my money has to first go toward a luggage bag or something, i hate having no storage
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:47 AM
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Look on Ebay,Dennis Kirk,J+P Cycles,etc.Lots of styles to choose from.I have a stetched tank with dual caps from Drag Specialties.It was already on the bike when I bought it,but I think you have to relocate the ignition.Don't worry,they make a kit for that.Fuel capacity is about 4 gallons.I think my tank looks better than the 4 gallon tanks on the newer Sportsters.Just MY opinion!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:22 PM
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I like the bober stretch tanks...w/dual aircraft type caps... one of these days I'll break down and get one... lol

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