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Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

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Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby Beaneater » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:10 am

Please let me know if you have one for sale. I put NY and New England in the subject because I'd like to pick the tank up myself and make sure that it works with the Keihin carbs on my '71 roadster. Petcock location issues...

I'm also curious about a different style tank if it will fit with my roadster seat or if you have a tank/seat combo at a good price.

Thanks
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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby batrider » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:21 am

Make sure it's a steel tank not fiberglass. The Emgo (Taiwan) replacement roadster tanks are supposed to be very good and seem to cost less than a used original steel tank these days. The petcocks are in the right place.
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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby Beaneater » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks very much for your suggestions.
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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby jbbudgor » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:16 am

I would also highly recommend the EMGO steel Roadster tank. I have now painted a dozen or so. They are well made and the bodylines and proportions are very good, far superior to the Indian and Pakistani made tanks that have flooded the market in recent years.
This is a recently painted EMGO tank below I did for a customer

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ImageUntitled by The Vintage Vendor, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by The Vintage Vendor, on Flickr

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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby Beaneater » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 am

That tank is looking darn good in the pictures. It's good to see that the rim where the filler cap is placed has not been painted. Emgo is very high on my likelihood list however I'm getting very close to placing an order for a Tab II Classics roadster tank, which is an alloy tank.

Your website shows some great looking bicycles. I happen to have a Tommasini and a Basso in my basement.
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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby jbbudgor » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 am

Thanks! Given the nightmare issues you can run into with an original tank, rust, old bodywork, pinholes, etc, I think the EMGO is an excellent option. I always leave the necks bare and just polish them, never made sense to paint and just have the cap chip it away instantly. As for those bikes in the basement, I'll PM you.
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Re: Fuel tank in the NY/ New England

Postby Beaneater » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:36 pm

jbbudgor,

Good suggestion. I bought an emgo and it fits well so I'll probably contact you about a paint job this spring.

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