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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Motone custom aluminium tank

Hi again guys.


Motone has released quite inexpensive tank. However it's EFI version only, so dunno if it's easily modified for carbed use. Main problem seems to be the huge hole for fuel pump.

https://www.motone.co.uk/motorcycle-...luminium-p1622

Has anyone tried this yet?
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You'd think, for £499, that they'd at least state its capacity.

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You'd think, for £499, that they'd at least state its capacity.
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Carb models are in the works. Capacity is a little more than stock, I'll get exact capacity for you.

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With the GBP at an all time low this looks like a good deal.
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I suggested covering the fuel pump opening with an oval plate with provisions to mount a petcock. This way, one fuel tank pressing covers both carbed and EFI bikes. Count me in if they do that.

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Tank capacity is 16.6 litres. Got to admit I'm very taken with it....would like some nice knee pads and I'd probably paint it. Are there any negatives to an aluminium tank? Rob
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Are there any negatives to an aluminium tank? Rob
It won't rust, one more thing you can't complain about. You can't use a magnetic tank bag on it.

I wonder if it dents easier than steel?

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I like to use a mag tank bag normally. However this looks real sweet. I wonder where it is made? Surely not old blightly? I know there is a bloke in India making nice stuff.
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Wow. I want one.
I've been looking at an aluminum Manx replica tank for the EFI bonnie on eBay, but it's around $1500 and is longer than stock. This looks thinner (more clearance for clip-ons), but still doesn't move the seat back. With everybody over there freaking out about Brexit, this might be a great deal if exporting it doesn't jack the price up too much.

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