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Can any one help me please,

I am chasing a " Bread Basket" type fuel tank as fitted to the OIF 1970's BSA and Triumphs.

Is any one making new tanks or know where I could buy a used one? They seem to be very thin on the ground.

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You can buy new repro tanks on eBay from India, see This Example, however the quality is often poor.

I once bought an unpainted replica from India, internally it was full of rust and the fit on the bike wasnt great so adjustments needed to be made. I removed the rust and sealed the tank internally then had it painted and now it looks good.

Although you can buy painted tanks from India I feel its better to buy an unpainted one as adjustments will invariably be needed.

I know others on this forum have had good experiences with Indian tanks so hopefully they will chime in with recommended sellers on eBay.


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I'd wait for an original


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Those tanks are all over the place on EBAY.

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Originally Posted by Beach
I'd wait for an original

They are out there. I just recently scored one in the original 1978 colors for the winning bid of $68.76 U.S.!! You have to constantly scan and be ready.

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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Beach
I'd wait for an original

They are out there. I just recently scored one in the original 1978 colors for the winning bid of $68.76 U.S.!! You have to constantly scan and be ready.

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

That was a steal!


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Originally Posted by Allan G
Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Beach
I'd wait for an original

They are out there. I just recently scored one in the original 1978 colors for the winning bid of $68.76 U.S.!! You have to constantly scan and be ready.

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

That was a steal!
$300 would of been a steal


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Originally Posted by Allan G
That was a steal!

Originally Posted by Beach
$300 would of been a steal


For sure!!


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