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Old 09-14-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Show us your Flat tanker

Anyone got a flat tank bike in their collection, they might care to share a picture or two of here.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM   #2
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Flat tank?

Don't you mean Flat-Track? Like a dirt-tracker, or a street tracker? Been riding 42 years and have never heard of a "flat tanker".
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM   #3
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Flat-tankers are motorcycles from before the stage when saddle fuel tanks came in (say more or less mid to late 1920s). True, this was more than 42 years ago

In the early days, fuel tanks tended to be flat and between a top and middle horizontal frame rail. So: "flat tankers".
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Thats right as Pjay says older bikes ABCs and old sunbeams Triumphs Nortons even BMWs, well they were more angled Flat tanks i supose but same sort of type Era etc.
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good idea,

I like to look at pictures of 1924-1927 Triumphs, in fact I would like one for my next project.
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I like to look at pictures of 1924-1927 Triumphs, in fact I would like one for my next project.
You read my mind thats my very same plan OM, and i have got ratification from she that shall be obeyed to dig enough gold out the back field to buy something, so i am on it.
I had better start looking fast in case she changes her mind.
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