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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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My Big Tank

As a lot of u know last year i did a mod for a largerr tank anf it was crushed by an accident ... well i've been bored latly and decided to see what i can do... So to start this thread i decided to just take comparison pics... im working on the mounting system and when i get that ironed out i'll post pics of that... my tank has a nice dent by the gas cap and im working on filling that.. all in all i hope to have this tank ready to install befor all my parts get here for the engine stuff 'm doing...

I dont know the year and model this tank was off of but im guessin its off a vulcan 1500 ,

Issues befor tank kind sat on the ears befor and i rotated both ears 180 degrees and the tank would fit (rub on ears but fit)
Also the forks will hit the tank at full turn so u turns became tougher all adjustable with riding style and practice...

petcock off of old tank the same and the sending unit is the same (the wires are a little short ti reach the harness)




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Yes keep us posted. I have given a lot of thought to trying to find a larger tank. Dennis Kirk and JP Cycles have started carrying custom tanks in different capacities, but I don't want to give the gas gauge. The customs don't don't have the bung for the float and I am not a metal worker by any means to be able to adapt one to our bikes and not cause a major screw up. Don't have the money to throw away on trial and error.

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gas sending unit is the same on these tanks ... iv'e had it on befor and really all u need is hoses and a few dollars in hardware and materials...
just need to come up with something for the speedo hole thinkin of makin a glove box or charging station for phone or ipod....



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Looks like it fits on there pretty good.
Did ya ever do any kind of actual comparison as to how much turning radius you lose?
Wouldn't be too tough to get something welded to the turn stops to stop the forks from hitting, if it itsn't too much you lose.


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it'd be cool if you could fab a couple indentions in the tank on each side to get your turning radius back.

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turning radious ...

hthe forks will come back and touch the tank on both sides u lose probably an 1/8 inch on each side was gonna tack in a couple small nuts into the exsisting fork, there will be a lot more pics of the following steps and final look



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The speedo hole is an idea. Not enough room on the handle bars because of my windshield mounts. Would definitely like to put some electronic accessories on it.

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How about relocate your speedo to the new hole and trash the tach for a cleaner look up top?

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How about relocate your speedo to the new hole and trash the tach for a cleaner look up top?

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If you can find a dash for an eighties model HD Lowrider Or superglide they had the tach and speedo both mounted in that hole one in front of the other and they were standard size gauges close to our speedo and tachthere was a mounting base and cover for the housing,I also like your idea for your electronics.




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the tank looks to be off of a 1999-2003 VN1500 Classic

I have been thinking about swapping out my tank for a larger one. how many miles can you go before you have to fill up with that tank

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