SHERCO TANK CONCERN.

Discussion in 'Trials' started by MATTY, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. MATTY

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    The tank on an old 2003 sherco 125 we have is looking thinner on the plastic than ever now, its not much thicker than polythene sacking in one place, not sure if its ethanol or UV rays or whatever thats making it thin, but it was not over engineered to begin with. What are the options. Buy new or second hand or any aftermarket sherco tanks on the go, making an alloy one would be an option but not sure of cost or who could do it. What are the available options.
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  2. lineaway

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    They went bad within months. You are doing great at 15 years. Had to be the Ethanol.
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    what is the option then. Are latter tanks straight-fit are they better made?
    Anything pattern or aftermarket made.
    I think we must have avoided ethanol here in such bigger amounts in fuel, but I am hearing more and more about it recently a mate has a Ducati mishmash of parts he calls a street tracker he was only complaining the other day that the tank is basically dissolving.
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  4. lineaway

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    Oh, you realize the tank is no longer available.
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  5. MATTY

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    No i didnt until you just said.:( Better start looking for old spares and look into getting an alloy one made up some how. :scratch
    So guess any after market replacements are off the menu too, . A nightmare in the making .
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    Use one of the hebo handlebar tanks.
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    Never used anything like that but an option i suppose, i think i am going to have to look at trying to get a tank made up in alloy ultimately. Or get ours a heavy liner installed perhaps. Mild steel i could do myself but be a bit heavy i think. No experience with alloy and welding it.
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    Old Geezer Been here awhile

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    Your fortunate you are in the UK, trying to find someone in the US to do up a alloy tank is darn near impossible.
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    I have a lad in mind to make me a tank, he is no motorcyclist but a wizard with alloy fabrication he makes a lot of Allot grass track car race tanks and banger car tanks, he is way down in Lincolnshire but a trip down the A1 will get me the job done i think.
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  12. MATTY

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    It could work, but as i said at the moment its not actually leaking, but its very thin, I am going to have to get something made up, even if i di one in mild steel myself.
    Quite a bit of profiling to do on the back underside of these tanks, the face upper part is shaped but relatively simple, i think a more practical way of fabricating a tank, is to try and use the sherco tank upper part if you understand as like a cover for a less decorative alloy tank underneath. I could cut the tank underside section off have the alloy filler neck poke through the original upper.
    Surprised a pro firm as not jumped on some thing like this given the lack of availability and age and numbers of shercos out there.
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