Trying to identify this tank on my '81 r80gs

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Hderic, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Hderic

    Hderic n00b

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    Owned this bike since 1990 and haven't had much luck identifying this tank. It's all steel steel and has a factory gas cap and holds almost 12 gallons. It was a grey market bike that I bought at an impound yard. It even had two 5 gallon jerry can holders where the saddlebags should be. It had about 5000 km on it when I got it. Now it has about 85,000. I haven't ridden it in years but working on bringing her back to life.


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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I'll give you a dollar for it.


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  3. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    HDeric, it was good to see you again at the swap meet.
    I see you followed my suggestion and signed up.

    Welcome to the Asylum, hopefully you'll get more than just oh so generous offers, such as Beater's.

    Besides the Beemer I see some other interesting stuff in that shop, care to elaborate ?
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  4. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    12 gallons plus 10 gallons in reserve? Holy smoke!
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  5. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    FINE. I'll give you two.



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    :lol3

    PS - Welcome to the Asylum! We'll be here all week! Tip your bartender! Try the veal!
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  6. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Looks like someone put a bit of thought into the manufacture as can be seen by the extensions where it slides onto the frame. While not supporting the tank in any way, these would stop any rocking movement.
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  7. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  8. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    I'm pleased to see that you doubled your initial offer...
    Veal as in Wiener Schnitzel ? (no, not the hot dogs! As a native German I find that brand to be truly offensive)
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  9. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    If it is fiberglass it was made in Mexico in the 80's. If it is steel it was made a guy in the US that built a few custom tanks in the 80's. Sorry I can not remember his name. I had the same tank made in Mexico back in the 90's when I was collecting large BMW tanks.
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  10. Hderic

    Hderic n00b

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  11. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Hoskes were not made past the 60's I believe.
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  12. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    It might have come from Bernd Tesch in Germany, he used to supply a large aluminium tank that looks something like that and holds about 50 litres or 11 UK gallons/13.5 US gallons

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  13. jellycow

    jellycow Back on track.. Oh, wait, new track found!

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    Tesch went up to 65 litre! I'll see if I can find an old brochure I've got on the attic. Might just be the one.
    He's still in business, and his site matches snowbums on being easy to read or understand. The german version is even more fun since it's being updated.:deal http://www.berndtesch.de/English/EIndex.html
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  14. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    I hope you are not making fun of Bernd's grasp of the English language? World around travellers everywhere know how good he is!
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  15. Hderic

    Hderic n00b

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    Here I am at 21 (22 years ago) not long after I got the bike and off on another visit to my mom 1600 miles away.

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  16. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    No wonder you bought a bike with a tank that big, not to mention the Jerry cans.
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  17. CeNTeRed

    CeNTeRed Congadude

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    It's a Hoske. I've got bmw.jpg tank.jpg one on my R80G/S. Bought from Wudo in Germany in 1992. Look on the bottom and it should say (if the paint is not too thick)
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