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  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    19 Jan 2019 07:56 PM


    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide gas tank_1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide front fender.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide rear fender.jpg
    Finding a home for these for an old friend who is in ill health and moving house as a result. From a 5 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom ( swanky!) apartment.

    No room for all his years of gathered chit so I have been tasked with the removal and sale.

    Now I have asked in the Dyna section if anyone can identify to a model year these "New Bike Take-off" tank and fenders.

    I'm calling '96 to '98 , ie from a 1340 ( but I could be wrong). The owner tells me it was a carby bike for sure

    I'm also calling Chrome Yellow and Black Cherry Pearl , 'coz that's the kinda names they used AND it says so in various paint manufacturers websites !

    He fitted a factory custom set from day 1.

    $800 "CASH AND CARRY". In WA would be easiest of course , but I could find out about post east.

  • Evo Posts: 429
    S/E Qld
    Stage 1 Poster Evo
    21 Jan 2019 07:41 AM
    I think you are spot on for the years and value would be $800.00 to $1000.00.  They look mint.
  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    21 Jan 2019 09:29 AM

    Thanks mate.

    I have asked on forums around the globe on these tins , consensus is 1998 FXDWG Wide Glide (will fit '96 to '98 and possibly earlier as well )

    They have been bubble wrapped and kept indoors for 20 years. Original bike was sold 17 years ago !

    If they are of interest or use to you Evo mate then PM me on the site.

    My old mate is more concerned that they "go to a good home" and/or someone who will use them 

  • perthhog Posts: 1660
    Motor Head perthhog
    21 Jan 2019 09:55 PM
    Have brought a few sets of tins sets  from the states, Japan and of a other forum member a few years ago 
    For softails evo   Which are stupid dear  like $1400 a tank each side  so that set has to be worth
    $1000.  Easy  even though it is yellow which some bikes look good imho 
    And are getting harder to get all the time good luck with sale 
  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    21 Jan 2019 10:15 PM

    have already had the Gumtree offers I'm going to "paint it black"...

    Now I have the parts at my place , they are very good but not 100 %.

    20+ years of lying around (albeit wrapped !) , there is a smooth ding in the front fender where a grandkids bike fell on it apparently.

    I personally think paintless dent removal will see that OK as it is quite accessible unlike a petrol tank.

    OR the "genuine chrome front fork brace" will 100% cover this smooth shallow ding.

    Absolute micro ( MINISCULE !) dimple in the tank down the front facing portion. Teeny chip in the rear fender. Need a Maggy glass to see it !

    I know that SOUNDS PICKY but he also had a 2002 to 2007 V Rod custom paint set that I am about to list on the forum that is 100% perfect as it was boxed since 2006 !

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    22 Jan 2019 05:27 PM

    just been confirmed out of Canada , this was a "Factory Custom Color" way back then and may not appear in color charts of the period.

    I have been sent several links from the US .One to a site where the ask for DENTED a tank in this colour alone is $474.95 USD !

    This has cleaned up lovely and I have had 2 guys picking up other stuff from this "collection" say WOW when they saw it !

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    24 Jan 2019 12:50 PM

    $800 WOULD OWN THIS , IT IS INDEED WELL LOVELY.

    And to repeat myself this is too good to paint !

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    25 Jan 2019 03:03 PM

    Just had more info out of Canada on this paint set , will fit 1993 to 1998.

    Would also fit other than FXDWG if a "Wide Glide" front fork set is fitted ( and many did so on FXD's etc etc !)

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    29 Jan 2019 07:19 PM
    Just been told by a WA "Dyna " guy these will fit to 2003. These came from an EVO 1340 Carburettor bike , for sure a 1997. NO RUST IN OR OUT !
    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide gas tank 1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide front fender 1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - Vince 96 Wideglide rear fender 2.jpg

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    05 May 2019 11:56 PM
    Bumpster !
  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    15 Dec 2019 12:38 PM
    BUMP
  • Evo Wide Posts: 169
    Stock Poster Evo Wide
    18 Dec 2019 12:32 AM
    They look great,
    One of those if only I had the cash wishes
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    18 Dec 2019 07:10 PM
    Shame no one wants them. I suspect it is the yellow and brown.
    Would suit a Hawthorn supporter perhaps.
  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    18 Dec 2019 07:14 PM

    Yes it's a "love it or hate it" scenario for sure.

    I have lost count of the number of requests I have had to buy it for SFA "as I am going to paint it black anyways..."

    Seriously WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT ?

    It is actually Pearl yellow and Pearl Maroon , not brown , thought I better clarify that



  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    19 May 2020 11:26 PM

    Bumping this paint set by default.

    Had a guy keen to put it on his 1997 FXDL Lowrider. No worries you would say.

    Trouble is , it is as part of an insurance repair and the job is being done by a Perth Indy shop.

    Then it starts to get too hard basket , they have to move the ignition up to the tank as well as the speedo etc etc etc....

    SO it falls thru' today , and my memory is jogged to bump them here.

  • fatbat Posts: 3037
    Forum Legend fatbat
    20 May 2020 07:52 AM
    Quoting Far Canal on 18 Dec 2019 07:10 PM
    Shame no one wants them. I suspect it is the yellow and brown.
    Would suit a Hawthorn supporter perhaps.
    FC Pretty funny mate and true too although I’m a hawks supporter and they wouldn’t suit me.  There’s a line I draw with anything brown and yellow and it ends with the scarf I wear at a game. 

    I’m sure the tin set looks good in the flesh and will be liked by somebody. Good luck with the sale. 
  • Scouser Posts: 1986
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    12 Sep 2020 10:11 PM
    If you dont ask you wont get.
    I am after a tank to, yes repaint,

  • Retroman Posts: 1105
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    12 Sep 2020 10:19 PM

    Sorry mate , 3 weeks ago the tin set found the "correct home". A one owner from new (but well scruffy) 2000 Wide Glide. From country WA.

    He brought his pinholed/rusted OEM tank to my house to ensure same frame lugs/fuel hoses etc etc and it was 100% matchup.

    Price was $800 , and now the guy has a "new" bike to the eye.

    I said to him " are you going to paint it ?" ( his bike was blue/silver 2 tone from new) , and he said "mate I am going to polish it".

    I knew there was a "correct home" for it , and things came to pass. 

  • Scouser Posts: 1986
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    12 Sep 2020 11:06 PM
    Quoting Retroman on 12 Sep 2020 10:19 PM

    Sorry mate , 3 weeks ago the tin set found the "correct home". A one owner from new (but well scruffy) 2000 Wide Glide. From country WA.

    He brought his pinholed/rusted OEM tank to my house to ensure same frame lugs/fuel hoses etc etc and it was 100% matchup.

    Price was $800 , and now the guy has a "new" bike to the eye.

    I said to him " are you going to paint it ?" ( his bike was blue/silver 2 tone from new) , and he said "mate I am going to polish it".

    I knew there was a "correct home" for it , and things came to pass. 

    Good news
    To be honest better to someone who will like if for what it is.
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