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Commando replacement steel fuel tanks #781010 08/09/19 1:39 pm
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Newbie here..
Hello, wanting to get a new steel tank.
Anyone have experience and can recommend a vendor?
Thanks for help.

Last edited by 1hirider; 08/09/19 1:40 pm. Reason: Clarification.
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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781015 08/09/19 2:45 pm
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Norvil..UK ?

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781016 08/09/19 2:54 pm
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I'm assuming you want a Roadster tank? If so, I've brought in a few of the ones made by EMGO, and have found them to be consistent and very good. This is because they are formed using hard tooling, rather than being hand-made.

Most of the main dealers handle the EMGO tanks.
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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781185 08/11/19 1:33 pm
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Other than one from the factory parts people the emgo one is a good buy. The India and packy ones are no good, Don't fit right. Maybe a used original from eBay???

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781203 08/11/19 7:41 pm
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I have had 2 for my 72 commando first was one from a place with initials CS and second one from emgo emgo much better nice thick steel no leaks correct shape fits perfectly other brand was not so good I chronicled my travails on accessnorton site
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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781206 08/11/19 8:55 pm
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Roadster tanks are easy and yes all the big dealers have them. Emgo.

Interstate tanks are very difficult and you will have a tough time finding a good one.

And unfortunately Interstate tanks are way more useful for actually riding the bike somewhere :-)

There are plenty of places in New Zealand where you will run out of gas with a roadster tank. Especially after 7 at night and at the weekend.

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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781219 08/11/19 10:45 pm
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I've just taken delivery of a tank from India - "made from toolings".
Whatever that means - pressed out ?
It was cheap...
I've never seen so much packing material !!, and delivery was QUICK.

First impressions are that it is a close copy, although not perfectly the same shape.
Looks like it will fit - but haven't tried it yet.

Top is bare metal, flecked with tiny rust.
Underneath is grey primer - over rust.?
Inside is some brown goop - liner of some sort ?
Tunnel underneath is fractionally wider than original, so no probs there ?

Its heavier steel than the original.
Cap area looks a funny shape, we will see if it seals.

https://i.postimg.cc/gxRcxGry/2-tanks-topside.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/zL7rhvNh/2-tanks-underneath.jpg

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: johnm] #781222 08/11/19 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by johnm

There are plenty of places in New Zealand where you will run out of gas with a roadster tank. Especially after 7 at night and at the weekend.


A 1 litre bottle of go juice in the backpack can go a long way sometimes.

As does transferring petrol via coke cans....!

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781377 08/13/19 2:18 pm
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I have an original black hi rider tank in good condition, please pm for pictures and details if interested

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: larrymondelo] #781495 08/15/19 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by larrymondelo
I have an original black hi rider tank in good condition, please pm for pictures and details if interested


Is that a steel tank ? If he isn't interested and it is steel, I am.


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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781556 08/15/19 5:10 pm
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My bad..I pulled it off the shelf, it’s a steel roadster tank..I swear it was a hi rider tank when I stored it years ago..

Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: larrymondelo] #781606 08/16/19 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by larrymondelo
My bad..I pulled it off the shelf, it’s a steel roadster tank..I swear it was a hi rider tank when I stored it years ago..



I have done the same, no worries !


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Re: Commando replacement steel fuel tanks [Re: 1hirider] #781814 08/18/19 1:43 am
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If the OP is strictly after a HiRider tank, we all seem to have gone off on a tangent here.
The clarification maybe needs clarifying ?
You see them for sale now and then, not sure if they are newly made though.
And they are even less litres/pints than a Roadster...

P.S. Baxter Cycle would seem to have alloy replica p11 tanks - which are the same as the HiRider used ?
"these are not exact replicas"
Don't know why they would primer over the alloy, an alloy tank can be a wondrous thing.
Rather pricey...

https://www.baxtercycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Matchless_norton_alloy_tank.jpg


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