- Nov 18, 2019
Wanted 1973 Roadster Steel Tank & Side Covers
Considering that the painting cost me $950 + shipping to CA and that the tank and side covers are new - actually inexpensive! If you can find a set in good shape, blast them to bare metal, and sent them to the painter, you can do better, but then time is money. Of course, junk from India is less.Pricey .... but doubt you will be able to find a complete matched set or DIY for less ....
EMGO. Although their stuff is not always good, these are excellent. The tank is heavy gauge steel and baffled like the originals. The side covers are also heavy gauge steel. In my opinion, the are actually better then the originals. I have them on a 72 750 and 74 850 and I have the red 850 set left.What brand are the tank & side covers?
The side panels are EMGO too. But I don't think anyone has any in stock right now.I've heard good things about the Emgo tanks. Does Emgo make the side covers? Also would you mind telling me who you had do the paint work?
I think you can use the search function here if you're not a VIP member. You can find a lot of info on tanks.I've heard good things about the Emgo tanks. Does Emgo make the side covers? Also would you mind telling me who you had do the paint work?
Just so everyone has an idea what goes into such things. If I sell the red set to someone in CA and they pay with PayPal, my total direct cost will end up $1534.44.Here's my $.02 Buy the unpainted set, fit the set to your bike to make sure it's all good, then find a good automotive painter and get a price on black paint, with painted decals and with clear gloss fuel resistant top coat. Once you add the striping and the logo in paint, I bet you are into it for at least $1,200. BUT you are taking the risk that the painter you cho
To write a check for Greg's parts and bolt them on may seem like a lot of money, but you can mount his finished parts in an hour, and go for a ride. Where as the route I took probably had $2000. worth of my own time invested in it, but not nearly the same amount of money.