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Are other vulcan fuel tanks compatable?

I am sure that is a dumb ass question, but I didn't see it being asked anywhere. My tank has a leak at the seam and, assuming I can't plug it w/ epoxy, plan B is to replace the tank. Lot's a vn800, vn900 and 1500 tanks on e-bay - very few 750 tanks and the ones that are there are pretty hammered...

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I am sure that is a dumb ass question, but I didn't see it being asked anywhere. My tank has a leak at the seam and, assuming I can't plug it w/ epoxy, plan B is to replace the tank. Lot's a vn800, vn900 and 1500 tanks on e-bay - very few 750 tanks and the ones that are there are pretty hammered...
I wouldnt think that the 900 or larger would fit our bikes without some serious modifications. Why not weld the area that needs fixing?

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the shop guy at renton motorcycles lead me to believe it would be very difficult to find someone willing to weld it...

Of course, he might have been a tad baised in favor of my buying a new tank at his shop. And I lack the necessary welding setup and expertise.

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I would just start calling the different weld shops in the area. I betcha you will find at least one out there that would be willing to do it for a lot less than a new or used tank. Tell the shop that the tank has been drained and flushed and it shouldnt be that big of a deal. Oh yeah and DRAIN and FLUSH it...lol

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I've never really looked, but it's been brought up quite a few times here that there are very few other tanks that would be plug and play for the Vulcan 750.


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I would just like a bigger tank, a little more time on the road and a little less at the pumps. although it gets great gas mileage, these little tanks wont take you very far!

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Maybe you could try a PM to ostryjak - in the gallery he's got a 5.5 gallon tank on his, maybe he can tell you how he achieved it.
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I have a spare vn1500 tank that you can have really cheaply if you want to try to make it work. I bought it and was going to chop it, but just don't have the time. I think I paid less than $75 for it. It has a very small dent in it, that is so subtle someone had to point it out for me. PM me if you're interested
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there should be no problem welding your tank if you wash it out thoroughly, granted it will mess the paint up a bit, but most likely the cheapest way to go. if you try to modify a tank off a different bike there may be some welding involved anyway...just my 2 cents

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Epoxy a fuel tank

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I am sure that is a dumb ass question, but I didn't see it being asked anywhere. My tank has a leak at the seam and, assuming I can't plug it w/ epoxy, plan B is to replace the tank. Lot's a vn800, vn900 and 1500 tanks on e-bay - very few 750 tanks and the ones that are there are pretty hammered...
Did you research epoxying the tank, or just assume it couldn`t be done?
I just called my local NAPA dealer and they have a product called "Seal All" that just brushes on and let it dry. Check it out before welding or replacing the tank. It may be that the simple easy fix is the right one this time.

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