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    tank swapping

    how easy is it to swap tanks, since mines a lil 10l tank, would a bigger tank of another honda that might look better, fit strait on?
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    what honda do you have mate?

    where in oz you from?
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    nothern nsw, its a cd250u lol... not that old.. but made to look old
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    No problem.....

    Just stuff any tank on it that suits you.

    Duct tape and bungie cords rule.
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    HackA,
    I have to disagree with you on this one, especially since you are such a purist for using the right tool and material for the job. If you would rethink your advice, I am sure you will agree that the adhesives on duct tape are not suitable for any environment where they could come in contact with fuel, since it is soluble in petro-chemicals. I am sure you will agree with me that in addition to bungee cords, J-B weld and safety wire along with zip-ties are the appropriate materials for fuel tank mounts.

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    Yes sir..... a buddy gave me a case of gorilla tape and after making a very light weight tow strap then subsequently towing a 4000 pound vehicle with it......

    I almost forgot about actually having a fuel tank containing actual fuel..... and the essential JB Weld.
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    i was planning on just using nails my self.. but thanks for the ideas :-)

    now to get the upswept look for my exhausts, do i just stand on them?
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    i was planning on just using nails my self.. but thanks for the ideas :-)

    now to get the upswept look for my exhausts, do i just stand on them?
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    If you are going to use nails, I suggest the coated ones may stand up better. I think the best solution for the exhaust is probably bungee cords or go old school and use bailing wire. If you take off the muffler mounting bolts you can get a fat chick to sit on the bike while you get a big piece of water pipe in the exhaust outlet and lever it up to where you want it. Then just wire it into place.

    Ken(glad I could help)
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    If you are going to use nails, I suggest the coated ones may stand up better. I think the best solution for the exhaust is probably bungee cords or go old school and use bailing wire. If you take off the muffler mounting bolts you can get a fat chick to sit on the bike while you get a big piece of water pipe in the exhaust outlet and lever it up to where you want it. Then just wire it into place.

    Ken(glad I could help)
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