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Old 01-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #211
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Make a rack or something for the elite.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #212
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Make a rack or something for the elite.

Ha Ha! Will do!

It has a rack on the back, but I've seen period correct side crash bars that probably aren't available anymore. That may be something to fab.

Once I hear the beast actually run, I won't be able to resist doing something to it!

Maybe shoehorn a Banshee motor in it and add wheelie bars?

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #213
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found a old pic of my latest gas tank, holds 7.2 gallons on my xr650l. i used the stock steel tank so i had the gas lid and tunnel done already then welded sheetmetal to form the rest.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #214
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found a old pic of my latest gas tank, holds 7.2 gallons on my xr650l. i used the stock steel tank so i had the gas lid and tunnel done already then welded sheetmetal to form the rest.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #215
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pic of the tank on the bike
heres a pic of the tank i made before the last one, it was 6.2 gallons and a little more sporty looking.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:13 PM   #216
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heres a pic of the tank i made before the last one, it was 6.2 gallons and a little more sporty looking.
heres one more, i took the stock 2.8 gallon tank and welded mounts to fit crf450r shrouds to it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #217
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Ha Ha! Will do!

It has a rack on the back, but I've seen period correct side crash bars that probably aren't available anymore. That may be something to fab.

Once I here the beast actually run, I won't be able to resist doing something to it!

Maybe shoehorn a Banshee motor in it and add wheelie bars?

As long as i get to take it for a spin!

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #218
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kubiak, your work is friggin' NIIIICE!!!!!

It's funny you should post the extended tanks...I was going to pm you and ask you if you'd be interested in doing a "how-to" on modifying the tank.

What gauge material did you use? Is 18 sufficient?

I've never extended a tank, but I want to try on the DR. It's bashed in on the left side anyway, so it's not like I can do much worse to it. (other than completely ruin it )

I have sealed and painted many, many tanks, just never welded one before. Maybe with your expertise, you can help me with the confidence needed to start hacking on a perfectly useable fuel tank.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #219
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As long as i get to take it for a spin!

I actually stumbled across a clip one night on youtube of a guy on a vintage scoot with a Banshee motor installed. Done nicely, too! I'll see if I can find it...

Talk about a fun ride!
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #220
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqF6J5t_5KQ

^ Above link to a Lambretta with a 450cc. Banshee race motor installed. Oh yeah. I'd ride that for sure!
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:32 AM   #221
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thread name change

You need to change this thread title from "Rookie wanna-be welder starting to make some cool things" to something like:

Newbie Welder IS Making Some Cool Things!
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:32 AM   #222
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqF6J5t_5KQ

^ Above link to a Lambretta with a 450cc. Banshee race motor installed. Oh yeah. I'd ride that for sure!

Wow...
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #223
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pic of the tank on the bike
from the pic above this one to paint, how do you get the surface smooth?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:53 PM   #224
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kubiak, your work is friggin' NIIIICE!!!!!

It's funny you should post the extended tanks...I was going to pm you and ask you if you'd be interested in doing a "how-to" on modifying the tank.

What gauge material did you use? Is 18 sufficient?

I've never extended a tank, but I want to try on the DR. It's bashed in on the left side anyway, so it's not like I can do much worse to it. (other than completely ruin it )

I have sealed and painted many, many tanks, just never welded one before. Maybe with your expertise, you can help me with the confidence needed to start hacking on a perfectly useable fuel tank.
yea 18 gauge is good, i have used 20 gauge for light weight to 16 gauge for a tank that weight isnt an issue. the thicker metal is easier for me to work with since i use a mig welder. let me know if you have more quetions for sure!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #225
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from the pic above this one to paint, how do you get the surface smooth?
i have a body and paint business so i have all the tools and product but all i use is body filler then primer then shoot the paint. the fun part is filling up the tank for the first time and see how much it holds!
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