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    Hello all,

    I am building a Honda CR750 cafe racer replica and need to have a tank made. Any suggestions on who to have make it?

    Thanks,

    Jeff


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    Airtech makes a replica tank. very popular with the guys who build replica racers. www.airtech-streamlining.com


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    Thanks for the response,

    I have looked at their stuff but have a concern about a fiberglass tank.

    I have heard that gasoline with Ethanol attacks the actual fiberglass used in the construction of the tank? It causes bubbles or some kind of deformation?

    Have you ever heard of this?

    Thanks,

    Jeff


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    not sure if I've heard that one. I would just ask them. they may put a gelcoat inside the tank like they do the outside that's more fuel resistant.


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    I think that might be the best bet. I'll call them and inquire!

    Thanks again for your help


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    no problem. I've seen those tanks and they're awful purty.


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    ive seen 30year old glass tanks. they are tough as hell. and can be fixed without banging dents out.

    i could see that if you had some schmuck layup the glass with the wrong resin it could go horribly wrong, but ive never heard of it either.

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    I have heard of the issue with potent fuels eating fiberglass. I haven't seen it. I'm pretty sure airtech's stuff will be resistent but like JD said I would ask.

    Aaron


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    ive heard of the uber fules doing all kinds of weird things. ive never seen it eat a hole through a glass tank though. (imagine the mess in the carbs??? holy crap!) i guess the real question should be what kind of gas are you using?? will it be for street or track use?? with pump gas, you should have a problem. if you go through airtech, definitely ask. im also trying to track the guy down i know who rode one of the hanson bikes to see if he knows who made the parts for that bike. if i find out, i post it here. it wasnt probably made in this country though, or its original stuff from the day or something insane. whats tony the knifes tank??? aint that glass?

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    did you consider a custom tank builder? it may be a bit expensive but i think it may be well worth the time and money....

    you may also want to look around at www.vjmc.org

    "Ride Fast and Take Chances"

    Edited by - chikor on Feb 12 2004 09:09:50 AM

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