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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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I don't understand what you are saying. There are 2 tbirds triumph has made since John Bloor restarted the company in the late 80's....the 900 triple and the 1600-1700 cruiser. If you are simply talking about replacing your tank with a different color from another 1600 or 1700 cruiser, then of course you can. But if you are talking about the 900 triple you would have to put the punmp in the 900's tank. You say it doesn't seem far fetched....well, have you seen your bike's fuel pump? Because i can tell you that if you have you would not be saying that it doesn't seem far fetched ! Take your tank off and look. And if that doesn't make you realize what i'm saying, remove the pump. That WILL convince you. I have removed mine, i know what i'm saying.
I was curious. I dont own a Tbird, and ive only see one Fi one in person. I have seen a bonnie and an america fuel pump, and i know you can swap tanks on those bikes, so thats why i was wondering. Again, i have no idea the dimensions of the tbird tank, new or carbed. I guess they have a giant fuel pump. Just asking, i
like the look of the older tanks. Thanks.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Then why don't you go get another tank and try it and come back and tell us the results instead of talking lot of hypothetical BS.
That has to be the least helpful answer ive gotton to a question Ive asked on a forum. I thought forum's were all about questions and hypotheticals. Are you having a bad day or are you really that much of a donkey?
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 11:50 PM
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Wombat was a bit out of line, but I would guess that is due to the fact that your question was already asked, and you didn't like the initial replies. You are asking about doing something that is not feasible, so of course nobody is going to tell you that it is.

As for the Bonnie and America tanks being interchangeable I would suspect that is because those bikes utilize the same engine, and most likely the same computer. They have much closer DNA, so that swap seems more logical.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wombat was a bit out of line, but I would guess that is due to the fact that your question was already asked, and you didn't like the initial replies. You are asking about doing something that is not feasible, so of course nobody is going to tell you that it is.

As for the Bonnie and America tanks being interchangeable I would suspect that is because those bikes utilize the same engine, and most likely the same computer. They have much closer DNA, so that swap seems more logical.
Thanks. I was just curious as to why it wouldn't work. Just trying to learn, not argue.
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