What Airhead tank is this?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Cigars&Scotch, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    So one of the thinks I picked up over this winter was a large fiberglass tank for my R90. The guy I got it from did not know who made it. It fits my R90 with the MC on the frame, even though I am thinking of replacing it with a handle bar unit.

    It is just some of the thing's I will be doing to it over the winter.

    Can some one ID this tank for me. It is fiberglass and has the bar for the 2 rear bolts like a /6. It has the half tube upfront and 2 petcock bosses. It looks to be about 9 gal compared to me PD tank

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  2. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Looks like a Heinrich to me.
    But what would I know?
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  3. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    Probably someone made a mold from a Heinrich tank. I always thought they were either steel or aluminium. If you don't coat the beans out of it, use it for a plant stand. I have not heard anything good about fiberglass and today's gas.

    (I'm no expert on anything, either)
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  4. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    Forgot, it takes a /7 flush mount gas filler cap.

    Don't know if that helps
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  5. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    I thought I saw a BIG Hole in it, Mike. Better just send it down to TN, and I'll take it off your hands. :evil I'll pay postage..............


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  6. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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  7. tofgasp

    tofgasp Adventurer

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    It looks like a Bell, they're looking like heinrich, but made with fiberglass.
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  8. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    I am pretty sure it is fiberglass. I might have to double check. It was pretty light. Maybe its aluminum, nah I doubt it.

    I can't see someone going to all that trouble to make a mold of a real Hienrich and patterning out a gas filler and petcock holes.

    It looks just like the tiger stripe one on the link Jeff provided.

    I have never hear of a Bell tank, any more info on this?
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  9. tofgasp

    tofgasp Adventurer

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    Not much info... I've found 1 picture of a Bell, but this one is for /2
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    Maybe a Altus (French handmade in the heigties):
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    But the rear seems quite different
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  10. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    If it is an aluminum Heinrich it is worth a lot....they only made around 50 of them in aluminum....it has the same basic shape as my steel 8.5 gallon Heinrich....but looks to have a taller profile.

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