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Old 01-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #13
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Speaking of painting... I have been working on my gas tank.

I decided to try to work with my tank, rather than buy a Clarke tank, for a few reasons....

1) Probably the most important reason... I think Honda REALLY got it right with the shape of this tank. I just think it looks RIGHT.

2) The cost of Bondo, sandpaper, and paint is still about 25% of the cost of a Clarke tank.

3) Fun project.

I might upgrade my fuel capacity with a Clarke tank at some point in the future, especially if I start really doing some trips with this bike. We'll see.

By the way, this is the look I am currently thinking I will go with on the tank:

I am open to suggestions.... although I can't promise to take any of them!!

Current Bikes: 2002 XR650L, Nighthawk, 1986 Honda XL600R, 1988 Hondasuki KLNX250R, 1988 BMW R100GS (dead)
Previous Bikes: Honda XL250R (2 of them), Honda XL600R, Kawasaki KLR600, BMW K1100LT, BMW R60/6, BMW K75, Husqvarna 430XC
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