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71 Tank #733016
04/25/18 11:04 am
04/25/18 11:04 am
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I have a 71 roadster fuel tank that will be used on an offroad / desert racer. Like the early OIF Triumphs, it does not have the strap that stabilizes the front of the tank. Is this tank susceptible to fracturing like the Triumph tanks? Probably not hard to weld some bungs into it at this point if it's likely to break......
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Last edited by Mike Baker; 04/25/18 11:05 am.
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Re: 71 Tank [Re: Mike Baker] #733373
04/28/18 11:59 am
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Thoughts? Anyone?

Thanks

Re: 71 Tank [Re: Mike Baker] #733403
04/28/18 4:43 pm
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Hey Mike...the one I have isn't tapped for the brace so I would guess none of them were. Seems odd as they have a reputation for splitting. The home market ones have the brace. And need it. I probably won't use the export tank so will never know how it holds up. it's possibly the only BSA thing I own I would sell.


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Re: 71 Tank [Re: Mike Baker] #733463
04/29/18 11:08 am
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Appreciate the thoughts, Bill. See you in a couple weeks!

Re: 71 Tank [Re: Mike Baker] #734475
05/08/18 9:24 am
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I used to have large quantity of them (about 14) from a shop inventory I bought years back. They all seemed to be leakers around the rear of the tank next to where it abuts against the seat along the seam above the tunnel. Most were marked with grease marker where the split seam was. I sold the majority of them to some nutter in Canada IIRC. I always wondered why one person wanted them. At the time (mid 1990s and into early 2000s) virtually no one else wanted them

These were the bread box shaped tanks, Most were Orange & white or Green & white. Easily repaired of course, but indicated to me they had a design flaw. Could be rectified, but in my opinion they need some mods to work and top notch rubbers and the stablizing bar, perhaps one front and rear.


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