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2011 Forty Eight Tank Upgrade

 
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:29 PM
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Default 2011 Forty Eight Tank Upgrade

Brand new here. Just got my 2011 Forty Eight (my second bike) and I'm super stoked. I've been wanting one for years and finally made it happen. It's already got a lot of goodies so I think I'd like to first upgrade the tank to the 3.3. I've been trying to find info using the search bar but am having a hard time. I'm a mechanical layman and trying to keep the price down. I know harley has one for like $800. Ebay has some pretty bare for $100-$200. Aside from paint, what needs to be done to these tanks? What kind of total cost can I expect with one of those cheap tanks if I were to do the work? Will I need any extra parts or work done on the before it's installed?

Are there any other places I should look? Thanks in advance!
 
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i'll be honest , the search function here rarely pulls up useful info for me

this might help though
https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sport...tank-swap.html
 
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Most any sportster tank 2007 and up will fit
 
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Most any sportster tank 2007 and up will fit
Any suggestions on where to find?
 
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Awesome! thank you. If you don't mind, what is the difference (if any) between the $225 3.25 gallon tank from low brow and a cheaper ebay one that is compatible? They look the same. Also, in addition to the tank, what else (aside from paint and maybe a vented gas cap) will i need to add on or have done to it to make it ready for use? Much appreciated
 
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Originally Posted by DMan4968 View Post
Awesome! thank you. If you don't mind, what is the difference (if any) between the $225 3.25 gallon tank from low brow and a cheaper ebay one that is compatible? They look the same. Also, in addition to the tank, what else (aside from paint and maybe a vented gas cap) will i need to add on or have done to it to make it ready for use? Much appreciated
Got a link to the ebay tank? I know a lot of them are made for Biker's choice, same tank I've been running for 2 years, just swapped in my fuel pump, pop up gas cap, and a little satin black paint
 
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Got a link to the ebay tank? I know a lot of them are made for Biker's choice, same tank I've been running for 2 years, just swapped in my fuel pump, pop up gas cap, and a little satin black paint
So this should be what I need?
 
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So this should be what I need?
As long as it's for the fuel injected bikes, I'm not at home to check the number
 
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Here's a link to the proper tank for 07-18 tank, I checked the bikers choice catalog for the right number
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-3-Gallon-...pZHf3E&vxp=mtr
 
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