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by EagleLakeWoodworking
I pressured my 1973 B50mx tank to try and pop out a few dents.
In hindsight, this was not a good idea!

I wasn't even up to 25lbs of pressure when the tank blew a leak at a seam. Dammit, ok, I can fix that. I unhooked the air and that's when I noticed the tank had deformed in a few different places. The worst is how it spread wider along the part that sits on the frame - probably 2 inches! Like spreading open a hot dog bun. That affected the top spine as well.

It's screwed.
I never could leave well enough alone.

Anyone have a good experience with replica tanks from India or anywhere else? I've read mixed feedback. Or do you have any other sources for a replacement?

I'm not building a show bike, so I'd just like something decent thay won't break the bank. For those of you that have an MX with the small tank and ride casually, would you put on a larger tank given a wonderful opportunity like I have? The thought has crossed my mind.

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by AngloBike
The tanks aren't cheap or common.
You could probably find someone to cut the bottom out and bash it back to shape, welding it back?
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by DavidP
Originally Posted by EagleLakeWoodworking
This dumb ass idea was born from watching a guy on YouTube getting dents out of a 2 stroke exhaust. He pressurized to 150psi, heated up the dents and they popped right out.
Those two smoke guys are magic. Somehow they can also remove dents from pipes by filling with water and freezing them. Maybe they just say that to get dupes like me to try it?
I never could figure out how to seal an exhaust pipe well enough to hold 150psi. I can't even find clamps that hold my mufflers on tightly, with or without beer can shims.
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