SHED flap removal

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Gimmeslack, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Looky what I found in the neck of my 86 G/S. :wink:

    I could hear loose stuff in tank (see thick piece of red lining in pic) and it was driving me crazy, trying to get it out with flap in place. It also seemed like the deep neck would easily decrease tank capacity by a fair amount. Google found me this: http://www.airheads.org/content/view/288/98/

    It occured to me that what I was about to do was really stupid and i'd probably ruin my nice tank :yikes .

    In fact it was fairly easy and not that big a deal. A half doz dremel cutoff wheels later and I had a nice smooth, straight neck opening. Cool :clap

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  2. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    now move on to phase II

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  3. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    HOLY BEZEESUS!! :yikes

    I'll show my ignorance and ask why? Is it for a racing style dump-can?

    Looks cool, but methinks it'll not work so hot with my tankbag :lol3
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  4. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Punctured the tank and while repairing, figured I'd have some fun and get some practice on the lathe.
    Much easier to clean and coat the insides with POR-15 if you can do it by hand, and this makes the cleanout every few years much easier.

    I can fit a clean 6.25 gallons in the tank now. :1drink
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  5. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Cool.

    Actually a *slightly* raised screw-on cap (like the earlier models with vent tube) would be nice in billet. Am I actually looking at 3 pieces (collar, lid, screw on cap)? If so, why do you need collar?
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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    4 pieces. bottom flange is 2 piece to be able to install through the hole.
    See thread here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321978
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