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Old 08-10-2018, 01:54 AM
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Are there any differences between the fuel tank on a bike with automatic transmission and and a standard peg shift? I didn't even think there were auto sportsters made but an ad for a tank says the tank is off an auto?

Edit - Seller just made a mistake.. thought something wasn't quite right there!
 

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Why are you looking for a new tank? Now you have us on the hook we are keen to know more.....
 

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In the general list of "Really Bad Ideas", an automatic Sporty would make top 10 for sure.

 
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Whay are you looking for a new tank? Now you have us on the hook we are keen to know more.....
Iím going to install a sight glass and to save me having the bike off the road I was going to buy another, install sg, Res pray and then swap my current tank out.
 
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Ah - interesting. Post photos when done and running again?!
 
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Maybe not automatic but a Recluse Clutch which I installed on my 2011 Sporty is somewhat automatic...no need to clutch on lower RPM. This was mainly to eliminate the need to pull clutch in stop and go traffic especially since I broke my left wrist. You would shift normally but functions like a moped at lower speeds. I also installed a power clutch but still wasn't enough with a weak wrist. Don't knock it if you haven't tried it....I loved it. Did not use it unless I was feathering clutch in slow traffic or at stops. Gotta do what you gotta do to ride.

Not sure what the relationship is with the tank though.
 

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Iím going to install a sight glass and to save me having the bike off the road I was going to buy another, install sg, Res pray and then swap my current tank out.
A used tank in good condition the US runs $300-$400. Paint is expensive, for Yellow Pearl which is a two part paint I just paid $168 for each pint (yes, over $300 just in paint to repaint a tank). Standard colors are half that.

So unless you want to save the original tank for some reason consider buying a beat up tank to put on your bike while you are adding the sight glass to the original tank. It may save you some money.
 
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I think the Sportsters with power steering had a different gas tank but not the automatic transmission ones.
 
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