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SOLD: A65 Oil Tank #783931 09/10/19 6:30 pm
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FS: A65 oil tank. ground shipping at $22 + $10 tank = $32 to the door.

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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #783988 09/11/19 5:49 pm
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im interested in this, but im not sure which oil tank i should go with. since im missing most of the rear frame section.


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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #783993 09/11/19 6:29 pm
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Unless you're doing a restore, why not look at the many aftermarket tanks made for choppers and the like. Or fab your own groovy tank.


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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #783996 09/11/19 6:50 pm
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if it is as simple as fabricating a cylinder to hold oil then i may go that route, im still curious on looking at the internals of the tank. I could also use the original oil tanks inlets, outlets, tabs, and general dimensions. Im still in the brain storming phase waiting patiently for my crank and cases to get back from machine shop so i can get the motor built....


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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #784005 09/11/19 8:54 pm
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There's really nothing "tricky" inside those tanks. The oil comes out the very bottom, and the returnn has a long stand pipe inside to discharge the return above the tank oil level. making something could be reasonable if you're a handy guy.


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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: Walker22] #784040 09/12/19 12:06 pm
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The internals are as KC stated. The only part I'm not sure about is how the return forces oil through the small pipe at top of tank to head.

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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #784044 09/12/19 12:42 pm
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This is a 66, with the rocker feed coming out of the tank. 68 and up feeds the rockers from the oil pipe under the engine and only has a vent coming out the top of the tank.

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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #784047 09/12/19 12:58 pm
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Nice illustration work! As you mentioned, I believe that design was superseded later with the engine manifold having the rocker feed small tap. Other bikes, (Triumph) had a bleed off control screw at that spot us see the fixed hole at top of J pipe return. I have oil filters on my bikes, and am always aware that it can change the "balance" of rocker feed. I've not yet seen any issues, I'm using the later manifolds, and ALWAYS pick a free flow filter to minimize that concern. That screen used at the outlet is only good for logs and rocks IMHO. The advice the riders was change oil often!
I believe Walker22 has indicted he wants the tank now. If not, the ad is now off topic ( HyJacked) so may need to repost.

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Re: FS: A65 Oil Tank [Re: KC in S.B.] #784058 09/12/19 2:56 pm
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Sweet thanks MarcB very helpful.


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