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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new tank

Bike shop has informed me I need a new tank. Old one is rusted beyond repair and old coating job from another shop was not done correctly. It is for a 2004 model. Can't find any used in good condition online. Does anyone know where I can get one? Alternatively, what other year models used the same style tank that would fit the 2004 frame?
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All year tanks will fit, just on earlier ones the petcock was a little different, but still no prob. Keep looking there is a lot out here, ck the sell&swap!

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1985-2006 non CA and uk models use a very simular tank. and any between 1985-2006 VN750 tank will work
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Thanks for the info. I thought all the models were similar. I took your advice and posted in the sell/swap section. Hopefully someone has a good one they would like to part with. Thanks again.
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Ebay has a few I noticed...fer some reason they want silly fer "buy it now"...
...you can always do as Ive done yrs ago too, and go "new, aftermarket"...I always got my tanks and forks from here : http://www.paughco.com/2008-catalog/...ct%20Page.html



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I have an extra tank from an 85 vn700... probably the same as the tank on the 750 (confirmation please?). Trouble is, I was about to put it on mine to replace my dented one (same tank).

I'm sure you'd have to repaint it anyways, since the 85 is black and red. So it might not be too much trouble to just bondo it before you put on a new coat.

Offer's out there if you're interested. I'm broke and could use a few bucks. I also have to drill out the existing tank lock, don't have the key for that... so it wouldn't come with the cap either. It'd have a petcock though, old style with "pri" (prime) instead of "off".
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Check your local craigslist. I see guys parting out bikes all the time on mine, might get lucky and find a vulcan being parted, or someone actually selling the tank.

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I have an extra tank from an 85 vn700... probably the same as the tank on the 750 (confirmation please?)
Just the petcock is different...but I believe the petcock mount is the same.
And Cali tanks have that extra vent tube coming out the back. They can be plugged.



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Good stuff. Thanks for all the help. I've agreed to buy one from someone who replied to my post in the sell/swap.

Glad I found this forum. Great info and good people.
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And make sure you pull the gas cap off yours to use on the new tank if you want it keyed the same as your ingnition.

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