24 litre fuel tank.

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Pete.
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Postby Pete. » Fri May 29, 2015 6:44 pm

Already did, but here it is again. The tank is 100mm wider at the bottom seams.

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Postby gus » Sat May 30, 2015 2:25 pm

Hi
Good work. Glad to see someone have a go at it.
A ratchet strap around the expanded tank should bring it back to shape.
:lol:
I imagine you have already done it though being as your clever enough to make your own big tank.
Top job..
All the best
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Postby Pete. » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:19 pm

I've now done the same modification to the original tank off my bike. I wouldn't say it's a professional-looking job of welding but it is sound and pressure-tested to 8psi with no trace of a leak. I'll be putting it in the Bits & bobs section presently.

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Postby boxerscott » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:52 pm

Save yourself hassle, just buy a compo Ducati tank they expand naturally.

Swell idea!

BTW Good post and that welding was not that bad at all. Very awkward.
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Postby Tunneruk » Thu May 19, 2016 9:57 pm

I've got to ask fella, how do you get the fuel out? Do you have extended pick up pipes?

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Postby Pete. » Fri May 20, 2016 5:54 am

Actually that part is unaffected. The pickup is lower than the extended section.

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Re: 24 litre fuel tank.

Postby Karl1000 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi Pete,

I know it was a while ago, but just saw your post on the modification for the 11s tank. Are you still doing them and do you have any in stock? What sort of money would I be looking at for modified - for - exchange of original tank? My bike has a disabled ABS and the larger 19Ah battery....

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Re: 24 litre fuel tank.

Postby adam » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:23 pm

After years of borrowing an AC/DC Tig at a mates house, I bit the bullet and bought my own for knocking up ally stuff. I wouldn't describe your welding as 'novice' at all. A bloody good effort, especially as you have no foot pedal control 8)

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Re: 24 litre fuel tank.

Postby Hay Ewe^ » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 am

what unit / welder did you get?
mate is looking at buying and we want to be able to do steel (4130 chromally) and aluminium
tig and Mig

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Re: 24 litre fuel tank.

Postby adam » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:12 pm

The first one I got was one from Eastwood Restorations, and was fairly basic at about £500. More recently, I've bought a secondhand Miller unit from a boat fitters that was closing down. It seems you get what you pay for, as the arc on the Miller unit seems more consistent giving you more control over the pool.


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