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Old 12-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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ATK 605 fuel tank interest

i want an extended range tank for my bike,,, i have the means to get one roto molded for a group, size of the group will determine final price.

this thread will be for all interested parties to voice an opinion on price, capacity styling ect.

to start, my opinion is to keep it low, keep the top of the tank near stock and not mess with the seat but to bump it out and bring it down a bit to give us 5-6 gal capacity, and of course remove that spark plug access hole.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you've found 'the ATK thread?'

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Old 12-19-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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not sure what your point is, ive been there and read that, but to my knowledge nobody has done anything and there is no oversize tank out there.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:35 PM   #4
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i want an extended range tank for my bike,,, i have the means to get one roto molded for a group, size of the group will determine final price.

this thread will be for all interested parties to voice an opinion on price, capacity styling ect.

to start, my opinion is to keep it low, keep the top of the tank near stock and not mess with the seat but to bump it out and bring it down a bit to give us 5-6 gal capacity, and of course remove that spark plug access hole.
This thread has not gotten many replies and with the smaller community of ATK owners I know why. 2 SPOT here are some brainstorming-type ideas.
How about asking other ATK owners to state:

1. What year, model, and current size tank they have,
2. How much larger a tank might be, e.g. +1, +1.5, +2, >2.5 gallon increases above stock. Durability is a must.
3. Position e.g. match the existing seat (important I think), extend it laterally, and then lower
4. Use original petcock (single) or new petcocks (two)
5. Fuel view on lower half of plastic tank (pre-calibrated too)
6. Color (remember to keep it simply), say creamy white
7. Tank filler (matches existing cap, locking cap, or quick fill)
8. Might a fuel pump be needed with extra large tanks?
9. Price expected: $250 to $350 increase capacity, much larger capacity >$350 (these are just my opinion of favorable ranges; these are likely under estimates of production costs, etc.)

Side note on the jargon: What is 'root molded'?
Quantities for first-run tanks: 5-10 (confirmed), 11-19 (estimated), >20 (capital venture financiing needed ?)

My older year 1991 ATK 605 ES already has a 4.75 galloon tank, so I do like its range. Haven't ridden it for several years, so forgot what range it gave. Now there are some portable cans available so these are portable, open and pour options for longer trips. There have been times I've thought even a smaller tank might be nice for looks, city use, and easy access to valves. Weight saving is not the primary focus here since just filling stock tank half full saves about 14 pounds.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #5
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotational_molding

as for a tank, its dead in the water. no interest from other ATK owners.
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