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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 640
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    07 Feb 2020 05:06 PM
    So next week I’ll have my new to me softail standard, last if they carbed models.
    I’ve been wanting a bike to chopperise that’s not vintage (I have neither the skills or budget to run an old bike unfortunately), I’ve been surprised to find some killer customs based on softails. 
    The sporty peanut tank is a drop in kit from a company in Japan. Still hate the sprung seats though, need to find a way to mod up the tail end.

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  • steelo Posts: 2826
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    07 Feb 2020 06:34 PM
    I like that concept mm. Good luck with your plans. 
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 640
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    17 Feb 2020 11:51 AM
    First part of the puzzle arrived.. all aluminium. It’s a complete ‘bolt on’ tank for up to 2006 softails from easyriders japan, just released in dec. I also saw their bolt on rear fender kit which is just available, but it wasn’t my thing.


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  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    17 Feb 2020 01:09 PM
    Nice looking TIG work; make sure its been pressure testing and lined etc.
    You do realise your going to get sweet FA milage out of that tank..lol...may pay to keep a small 1litre drink bottle somewhere as backup.
    I wanted a similiar look for the Sporty, but its a total bastard getting a good looking tank for an EFI bike as the pump takes up SO much room (and external pumps are just plain messy.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 640
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    17 Feb 2020 09:52 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 17 Feb 2020 01:09 PM
    Nice looking TIG work; make sure its been pressure testing and lined etc.
    You do realise your going to get sweet FA milage out of that tank..lol...may pay to keep a small 1litre drink bottle somewhere as backup.
    I wanted a similiar look for the Sporty, but its a total bastard getting a good looking tank for an EFI bike as the pump takes up SO much room (and external pumps are just plain messy.
    Yeah this bike isn’t really for distance, I’ve got my wideglide for that, want to make this thing a bit more stripped down.

    Having said that, the tank is 6.3l which is about 1/3 a normal setup, so I’m guessing 100km per fill?
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 640
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    24 Feb 2020 12:15 PM
    And part 2.. while I’m aware all the other bikes have swing mounted fenders, I still want to carry a passenger so went with this low profile semi k&q seat, plan on modifying the rear fender and rails.




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  • tussuck Posts: 2307
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    24 Feb 2020 12:51 PM
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 24 Feb 2020 12:15 PM
    And part 2.. while I’m aware all the other bikes have swing mounted fenders, I still want to carry a passenger so went with this low profile semi k&q seat, plan on modifying the rear fender and rails.




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    Thats a nice looking seat!
  • Big Steve Posts: 694
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    24 Feb 2020 05:38 PM
    I'm liking where your heads at!

    For some inspiration check out some of Jeffs builds at Speedking Racing





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