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2011 3.3 Gallon Tank Swap

 
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:17 PM
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Disclaimer: I'm a new harley owner and a complete layman

So I recently picked up a 3.3 gallon gas tank, coil & ignition relocation, 2" tank lift and some tape for wire tuck for my 2011 48. I need some help making sure I do everything properly.

1. When doing the swap, I understand that the fuel pump on the new tank will be on the opposite side of the current tank? If so, do I need to use a longer fuel line or will the stock one be sufficient?
2. I will be painting the tank myself. Do I need to seal the tank or at least check to make sure it's sealed? If so, any tips/tutorial/thread on how to properly do it would be great.
3. I currently have a basic twist off RSD gas cap, will I have to purchase a new one or should mine work?
4. Should I change/swap any part of the fuel pump (filter, gasket etc.) while I have it opened?
5. Where can I find any of the additional items I'll need?

I've already found a sufficient tutorial for the coil & ignition relocation + wire tuck. I'm mostly concerned about swapping the gas tank and not messing anything up.

Any tips or links to tutorials, threads, and youtube videos are greatly appreciated!
 

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Originally Posted by DMan4968 View Post
Disclaimer: I'm a new harley owner and a complete layman

So I recently picked up a 3.3 gallon gas tank, coil & ignition relocation, 2" tank lift and some tape for wire tuck for my 2011 48. I need some help making sure I do everything properly.

1. When doing the swap, I understand that the fuel pump on the new tank will be on the opposite side of the current tank? If so, do I need to use a longer fuel line or will the stock one be sufficient?
2. I will be painting the tank myself. Do I need to seal the tank or at least check to make sure it's sealed? If so, any tips/tutorial/thread on how to properly do it would be great.
3. I currently have a basic twist off RSD gas cap, will I have to purchase a new one or should mine work?
4. Should I change/swap any part of the fuel pump (filter, gasket etc.) while I have it opened?
5. Where can I find any of the additional items I'll need?

I've already found a sufficient tutorial for the coil & ignition relocation + wire tuck. I'm mostly concerned about swapping the gas tank and not messing anything up.

Any tips or links to tutorials, threads, and youtube videos are greatly appreciated!

I swapped the tank on my 2012 48 to a 4.5 gallon tank and the fuel pump was in the same location as the stock tank but I did purchase the tank from the dealer. I may be wrong but I don't see why it would be any different for a 2011. The tank did come with a bit longer fuel line and a new gasket for the fuel pump but I just left the stock fuel line and gasket on and had no issues at all. I still have that bit longer fuel line and brand new gasket if you need and want them let me know. Good luck
 
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I swapped the tank on my 2012 48 to a 4.5 gallon tank and the fuel pump was in the same location as the stock tank but I did purchase the tank from the dealer. I may be wrong but I don't see why it would be any different for a 2011. The tank did come with a bit longer fuel line and a new gasket for the fuel pump but I just left the stock fuel line and gasket on and had no issues at all. I still have that bit longer fuel line and brand new gasket if you need and want them let me know. Good luck
Yes please, I was reading that a few people had that problem with the cheap aftermarket tanks. But I definitely want them, thanks.
 
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Of all the aftermarket tanks (3.3 gal) I have seen the pump is in the stock location. I do not know of any that come already sealed, you would have to use a sealer (Kreem is what I use) I have the Biker's Choice 3.3 gal on mine, it's made in Taiwan, I wet sanded it, used etching primer then satin black spray can, after I sealed the tank. I have not had any issues with the tank in performance or fitment.
 
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