Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

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Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:45 am

My 1973 850 project took another turn last week. I aquired an aluminum tank and sidecovers from a forum member and e-bay seller. madass140 on here and bikepender on e-bay. I just have to say, awesome. He is an outstanding person to deal with, and the product is great. SHipping was fast and packed well. I am super excited to get the bike done and out in the sun, if it ever comes back. Here are a few photo's. The aluminum is a little dirty, my boys were all over it when I unpacked it.

If you have the means and want, do treat yourself to some of his offerings, you will be glad you did.

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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby slick204 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:38 am

That looks great! How many gallon tank is it?

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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:55 am

I am unsure of capacity, my guess would be 3 to 4 gallons.
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby chapmanmd » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:04 pm

Very nice stuff and congrats!
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:05 pm

It's been a very fortunate week. I also scored a new 12" floating brake disk for the front.
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby john robert bould » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:50 pm

bwolfie wrote:It's been a very fortunate week. I also scored a new 12" floating brake disk for the front.


This is going to be one nice bike... :mrgreen:

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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:57 pm

Thanks. I wasgoing in one direction, then another and now another. Also paring the stable down from 3 to 2. One stock combat and this bike.
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby john robert bould » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:17 pm

I think the seat will make it, or break it, Personally i would go for a dark green cover with a big . long alloy hump . Single purpose of course! and leave the tank .panels in base alloy...plenty of polishing!

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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:21 pm

I have my interstate seat on it temporarily. I am leaving it all polished alloy. I have been polishing many other pieces. I am still trying to find a seat for it.
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby MK 111 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:38 am

Go the corbin gunfighter bwolfie .,,or wont it fit with that tank?????
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby Carbonfibre » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:47 am

bwolfie wrote:My 1973 850 project took another turn last week. I aquired an aluminum tank and sidecovers from a forum member and e-bay seller. madass140 on here and bikepender on e-bay. I just have to say, awesome. He is an outstanding person to deal with, and the product is great. SHipping was fast and packed well. I am super excited to get the bike done and out in the sun, if it ever comes back. Here are a few photo's. The aluminum is a little dirty, my boys were all over it when I unpacked it.

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Those parts look fantastic quality...............does he also make replicas of the stock tanks in alloy?

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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby Matt Spencer » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:55 am

Yes , tough to be rational at times . Could do a coustom alloy seat base to match widths . Cover to taste . Tuppance .
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby madass140 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:00 am

Yes I will be doing alloy seats in time as well as a alloy Dunstall copy or similar to a Norvil tank.
I'm fitting an alloy Interstate Tank and side covers to a bike I'm just starting to build
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby madass140 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:15 am

I planned to post a pic of the alloy Interstate tank but I give up trying to post pics on this forum
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Re: Aluminum tank and sidecovers, Arrived!!!

Postby bwolfie » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:39 am

If you email me the pictures I'll post them for you.
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