As you may know that I deal in suspension. I despised the handling of my bagger so I gave away/scraped/e-Bay-d everything on the bike except the title & frame. A year or so back I needed a new style gas tank. Nothing on the market suited me. They are all the same. The bike below IS NOT MY BIKE!
I have a 124 CI S&S Bagger that I am building. It has my steering stem behind the forks triple trees with my inverted forks. I use the stock steering neck rake of 26 degrees and with the steering stem designed offset, I get 4.2” of trail w/a 130X16”. Due to the space up forward of the original tank the new tank must be stretched. To make it worth while the tank comes in stock length that uses your existing mounts.
This site crashed and all archived info was lost as I would have liked to reference up the old post for the fun of it as I asked you all for a little styling input. I did the Photoshop thing as I needed a stretched tank w/no phony weld on panels. A few years ago I contacted a friend who is known to have some experience in this field. Don said that no one wanted to customize or even needed a new tank on them slow sofa-mobiles. I said: “Not everyone!” Also not all have problems handling or going fast.
I sent a shop frame out to Donny a year or so back and here is what we have come up with;
*No gauges or removable top panel for the internal fuel pump because the new Thunderheart internal fuel pump access is from the bottom (hidden).
*The fuel pump is mounted eternally and has a LED indicator Low Fuel warning light that you can mount where you want. Mine is going right next to my shift light (all In one)
*It is wide so the raised dash is there to break up the lines and is not needed & can be deleted.
*Pop-Up Flush gas cap(s)
*19” Wide, 25 1/2'’ long & will not fit the 2009’s yet. Don is waiting until what the 2010’s bring before investing in tooling.
*I usually do not do looks but I do need
the extended fuel for the 124 ci.