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#350190 - 12/28/10 5:34 am Interpol tank  
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Bit of advise wanted here .

I have an Interpol tank , actually it was off a Fastback LR model I had in NZ many years ago , it was stolen and the tank was all I got back.

I am wondering about using it on my MK111 and the seat options I would have , I don't want to go to the Fastback seat and am wondering if an Interstate seat would fit behind this tank?

I would really like to fit an Interstate Corbin but need to pick the wisdom from here about fit?

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#350211 - 12/28/10 10:12 am Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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Neither seat will fit directly, I used the Interstate seat with my Interpol tank but had to move the 2 side mounting brackets backwards to get the correct gap. Here is a photo showing 2 interstate seat pans, the black one is modified for the Interpol tank.



And this one shows the modified seat pan on the bike before being reupholstered.




#351058 - 01/02/11 10:04 pm Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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oK I have mocked up what it will look like with the Interpol or LR tank .

That is a Corbin sitting on there and one of their later ones with the one pin mounting and key.

This seat won't work because the mounting pin will interfere with the rear fender when I move it back so I am wondering if anyone knows how much shorter the Interstate Corbin is and if that would work better ?

Or maybe someone could tell me the length of an Interstate tank and i will work it out for myself.












"Neither seat will fit directly, I used the Interstate seat with my Interpol tank but had to move the 2 side mounting brackets backwards to get the correct gap. Here is a photo showing 2 interstate seat pans, the black one is modified for the Interpol tank."

Are you saying here that the Interpol is longer than the Interstate??

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#351101 - 01/03/11 2:28 am Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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Never mind I'm working with the seat I have and maybe it is going to fit with a little fiddling .

#351131 - 01/03/11 10:09 am Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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Are you saying here that the Interpol is longer than the Interstate??

No its shorter, the mounting brackets go backwards which brings the seat forwards.

As far as I am aware Corbin no longer do an Interstate version as the tanks differ too much. When they did do them they cut off the front so the rear stayed in the same position.

#351209 - 01/03/11 7:11 pm Re: Interpol tank [Re: kommando]  
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I made a bracket and shifted the center mount for the Corbin back , the seat is now sitting down well and secure.

I also trimmed some fiberglass off the Corbin to seat it well.

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#362541 - 03/12/11 1:56 am Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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I sealed the tank and had it painted , final result !

Whadda yer think?









#362571 - 03/12/11 8:35 am Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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Neat, especially like the way you used the roadster pin striping and the flags look good too. So you now have Roadster like bike with long range but without the hip seizing interstate seat position. Great how the Commando can be modified without the originality police getting their knickers in a twist wink

#362598 - 03/12/11 2:13 pm Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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Originality police have never worried me if it's better or just suits me I will use it.

Thanks on the pin striping comment , it took some thinking to figure out how to run them but in the end I think it worked out well making the tank look a little smaller than it is .

#362600 - 03/12/11 2:32 pm Re: Interpol tank [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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