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Hi all,
Am looking for a 1965 t/bolt rocket fuel tank 2 gallon round badge.
My search came up with 68-8066 68-8042
Haven't found anything online yet that's not totally stuffed ☹️
Am located in OZ so hoping someone out there has a serviceable tank that will keep my resto moving along as my current tank has a nasty dent in the RHS front and have had no luck finding anyone who can repair the tank let alone have it re chromed
TIA Mick


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I just won this tank on eBay a few days ago, so they are out there and for decent prices. Set up your eBay search for BSA Gas Tanks.

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Congrats finding a healthy looking tank👍


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I looked for a long time to find the same tank for the Cyclone Competition restoration. Ended up with three other tanks that needed repair. Then got connected with a member on here via the garage sale board for an original unmolested tank. Painted it after getting it re-chromed,

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So what model and year my big 4 gallon tank belongs to originally? It has double indentations on the bottom for double carb's cables.

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Originally Posted by Adam M.
So what model and year my big 4 gallon tank belongs to originally? It has double indentations on the bottom for double carb's cables.

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Lightning range, UK and General export models years 64-67

I have two of these tanks, one a bit like a football, the other which is presently on the bike. They have 2 different cap opening/hinge locations, either side on like yours or off at 45° (can’t remember which orientation of 45°, but my battered tank has it like that)

Supposedly it was for the clubman bikes when they used them in production racing. Though I can’t say how much truth there is in the reason, and you’d have to find a genuine clubman model with its original tank to be sure. But I do have both types and I have seen many of one but only a handful of the other and never any other variant of cap hinge position.


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My 1965 A65 Thunderbolt Rocket came with the large tank and pear shaped badges. Bought in Okla USA.

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I got this tank for $110 on Ebay for my A10 bitsa.looks to be about 3 gallons and it's clean inside. I had to do sheet metal work on the rear section to fit the 61 A10 frame....I was told it's from a 66 Lightning?

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
I got this tank for $110 on Ebay for my A10 bitsa.looks to be about 3 gallons and it's clean inside. I had to do sheet metal work on the rear section to fit the 61 A10 frame....I was told it's from a 66 Lightning?

Close enough, 67 model year. 66 was similar but had a flat bottom with seam AIUI


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Thanks Allan for your answer, I supposed it could be used for Clubman model, but probably much more often for Lighting Rocket one.

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