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New 7 ga. Gas tank option for Baggers

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:12 PM
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Default New 7 ga. Gas tank option for Baggers

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.

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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Very nice looking and functional.

How much $$$?

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:22 PM
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RWD has 6 & 6.5 gallon tanks HERE
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:58 PM
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I really like that stretch look. I'd be interested in know how much $$ they are going to cost.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:59 PM
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I just sent my RWD tank to the painter. I got the 6.5 gal version
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:27 PM
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looks pretty darn good
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:16 PM
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:41 PM
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This is a new tank design from Fat Katz.

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I like the look of it and depending on what it costs I'd entertain the idea of getting one. I don't think the one gallon difference is going to mean much unless you ride alone most of the time though, because riding with other people who have the five gallon tanks or smaller sporty tanks, they're going to have to stop and you'll probably never run a stock six gallon tank out before somebody else runs their 5 out anywy.
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Thread title mentions a 7 gal. tank but there is no mention of a 7 gal. tank in the thread. I'm interested in a 7 gal. tank. Why stretch it out so there is room for an extra gallon without actually being able to pump that extra gallon? I do often ride alone and my mileage is definitely not what it was when new. Not that I am complaining about that.
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