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This is a discussion on FS - OCR Aluminum(Alloy) Cafe Racer Tank within the Parts For Sale forums, part of the Classifieds category; $800 is alot of scratch..... if your prices were more affordable.. i owuld bet you would be selling craploads. I totally understand why you would ...

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    $800 is alot of scratch..... if your prices were more affordable.. i owuld bet you would be selling craploads. I totally understand why you would place a value on the tanks of 800 bucks or whatever. stuff isn't cheap. a fellow racer on this board built a bike for a club member.. he probably spent 10,000 hours... in the end.. the bike is still worth $2000.
    Its a lose lose situation. not trying to sound too negatory.

    to be quite honest... if the tanks weight more than 2.5 lbs... it is too heavy. I like saving weight on my parts to enable myself to load out on beer.

    If you are putting that much work into a fuel tank... builda racer and race dude

    party time

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    $800 is alot of scratch..... if your prices were more affordable.. i owuld bet you would be selling craploads. I totally understand why you would place a value on the tanks of 800 bucks or whatever. stuff isn't cheap. a fellow racer on this board built a bike for a club member.. he probably spent 10,000 hours... in the end.. the bike is still worth $2000.
    Its a lose lose situation. not trying to sound too negatory.

    to be quite honest... if the tanks weight more than 2.5 lbs... it is too heavy. I like saving weight on my parts to enable myself to load out on beer.

    If you are putting that much work into a fuel tank... builda racer and race dude

    party time

    latered
    If I were building these tanks for a living....i'd be out on the street. There is not much profit...hell the monza caps along are close to $100. Building these tanks, building the vintage bikes and "RACING" the vintage bikes is purely a hobby. When I have a chance after job and family.....time is spent in the shop working on the things I love doing. If I could sell these things for a $1 I would, I enjoy building them....but at the same time I cannot deprive my family of their well-being and need to recoupe my cost and if I can get a few extra dollars to buy an extra monza cap for the next project...it helps. I am not getting rich off these tanks...thats for sure. Take a look at the investment needed just to start TIG welding alone....then for the Argon...etc. Not cheap brotha'

    Where are you finding race tanks that weight under 2.5lbs??

    Time to go build a racer and race......something that i've never done...hum??<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
    Latered



    Edited by - ohiocaferacer on Jan 24 2008 01:17:04 AM

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    Tanks under 2.5 lbs.... I build them myself

    not that I do this for money, cause as you said.. there is no money in this. I basically make things for friends in trade. Btw... i make Buffs stuff too

    mattman

    cool alum tanks though.... i like the 750 tank... simple shape



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    I've seen monkey's tanks . . . . held monkeys tanks . . . . and they are, well, pretty damn light. they have to under 2 lbs.

    And monkey, that's the only part of you I ever want to hold. Layter.


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    I am always good for a cuddle or two

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    If I were building these tanks for a living....i'd be out on the street. There is not much profit...hell the monza caps along are close to $100. Building these tanks, building the vintage bikes and "RACING" the vintage bikes is purely a hobby. When I have a chance after job
    Maybe you should change your market. Those tanks are very nice. See if you can market them towards street riders. Or start making tanks for the more expensive vintage racebikes... ya know, british crap.

    Most racers running japanese bikes are cheap bastards racing cheap bikes because it's fun and don't worry too much about looks.







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    Tanks under 2.5 lbs.... I build them myself

    not that I do this for money, cause as you said.. there is no money in this. I basically make things for friends in trade. Btw... i make Buffs stuff too

    mattman

    cool alum tanks though.... i like the 750 tank... simple shape




    latered
    My hat goes off to you. Sounds like you make a great tank also.



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    If I were building these tanks for a living....i'd be out on the street. There is not much profit...hell the monza caps along are close to $100. Building these tanks, building the vintage bikes and "RACING" the vintage bikes is purely a hobby. When I have a chance after job
    Maybe you should change your market. Those tanks are very nice. See if you can market them towards street riders. Or start making tanks for the more expensive vintage racebikes... ya know, british crap.

    Most racers running japanese bikes are cheap bastards racing cheap bikes because it's fun and don't worry too much about looks.


    Alot of the customers do use the tanks for street legal applications.


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    i love my tanner tank. anytime you can use an imola window, youre cool! im going to drain it and weigh it. it was one of the first, its light, lets you tuck in real nice, but i dont think its less than 2lbs. with cap and paint. but i could be totally wrong about the weight. the guy does some kick ass glass work though. definitely hi quality shite. matt, amke sure you hang on to some of those too. i bet in 10 years, theyll be even harder to come by.

    jc

    i dont know shit




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    Please do not encourage this guy to move his talents elsewhere. He does alot for people who don't have alot of parts available. (CB Twins) I really appreciate the effort he puts into this stuff, and I'm trying to get to a financial point to be able to purchase one.




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