Why not have a "Tanshanomi" badge 3D printed that you can stick on over the Can-am?
The whole point of going with this plastic tank was perceived ease. After all my struggles against rusty, leaky, flaky old steel on my CL125S tank, and all the horror stories of what modern fuels do to fiberglass, I was really hoping to just have something I could slap on and go. At this point, that ship has sailed.Why not have a "Tanshanomi" badge 3D printed that you can stick on over the Can-am?
I sort of agree, but I don't want it to be uncomfortable to ride. I'm truly going for "roadster," not "pseudo-racer.".... & I think it needs a long tank
Interestingly, we had Mark Atkinson on the podcast to talk about Alpha right after he acquired the Model 199 Sherpa [EDIT: No, it's a 350 Alpina] that he used for this build. We talked about what I was trying to do with my Bultaco, and he later said that my project was the inspiration for the direction he went with that bike. (Although I want my bike to have a usable front brake, a decent amount of trail, and a muffled exhaust.)can we link pictures from pipe burnt or will it blow up
Yup, they made one stone-axe simple design do it all. While the rest of the world was transfixed by a proliferation of multi-cylinders, cams, valves and gimmicks, these Spaniards stuck with this one dirt-simple engine, using just three basic moving parts: a crank, a rod, and a piston. It wasn't that they lacked sophistication. They were among the first to use solid-state ignition; they were among the first to pioneer modern long-travel forks and shocks. At the same time, they proved that the ultimate sophistication is simplicity.I firmly believe you could build anything out of a Bultaco motor.
... but obviously it would be even better if you used a Montesa motor
Probably not what you're after but there are loads of new A65 tanks listed on Uk ebay. They all seem to come from India though.Anybody got a good '71–'73 A65 Export tank? I don't think it's the worst idea I've had.
Yeah, there are the '71-'73 style on there, too, for about $250. Given what originals are going for, I will probably do that. Unfortunately, I have read both good results and horror stories from buying tanks from India. Evidently, most of the tanks are actually made in places like Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan.Probably not what you're after but there are loads of new A65 tanks listed on Uk ebay. They all seem to come from India though.
Might be worth a punt. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A65-Spitfire-Hornet-2-Gallon-Red-And-White-Painted-Gas-Fuel-Petrol-Tank/133259087123?hash=item1f06dc4d13:g:TdcAAOSwkYZd5LI6
I plopped my behind on it the other night and grabbed the bars. And I think you may be right. In any case, there's plenty of room there to play with. That's one more reason the Reed-Titan seat will be a good choice.Seat bump stop looks too far forward, but I have fairly long legs and you're the one that has to ride it