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I have a new one-off aluminum(alloy) tank I just finished and thought i'd offer it up for sale here. Of coarse this is a very lightweight aluminum(alloy) tank, that holds about 3.7 gallons and fits the Honda CB/CL 350 twins(may fit the SL350 also..not sure). This is probadly one of the nicest tanks i've made yet and has become my favorite.....really enjoyed making it and may build another on special request(requires more work than the standard tank I build), but for right now this is it....no more like this. This new tank has a recessed alloy center tank strap. Also....this tank must be used with a solo race seat, as its way too long to fit with a stock seat in place. Price for this tank will be $850.00 plus shipping.

If anyone is interested in purchasing it, feel free to drop me a note thru my website or a PM here.

Also....been saying it for a long time, that I will make an aluminum(alloy) CR750 tank.
CR750 Tank

I'm hoping within the next few days to get my hands on an original factory Honda race tank, to make some templates and start hammering the first one out soon. Once those are available I will have them listed at my website also.

Thanks again to everyone who has purchased my tanks in the past and look forward to those of you who may become new customers.
Hope you enjoy the pics,
Greg
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Derek,

The standard tanks are $750.00 plus shipping. I believe our CB350/400F tanks will fit the CB360 frame, with the frame mounted coils. Havent had a chance to check the fitment, but believe 99.9% it will fit. I'll check on a friends CB360 in the next few days and let you know.

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Greg
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Alloy monza caps are manufactured in England.....pretty dam expensive too.

Eric.....whats up my brotha!! Sorry havent been able to meet out here lately....been busy. Saw you guys have meeting over at Surly Girl...how's that been?
 

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hey greg, was watching the back on forth over on the wera board. dont let buff get you down, yeah, he might be able to get those tanks for 550 bucks. for himself. but as far as getting them to his customers, id doubt it would be as easy. i like buff. hes done me some great favors. but sometimes its just such a huge pain in the ass to get stuff fromm him. and other times, all it takes is an email. its unfortunate, because he has some really great shit. and theres no doubt the dude can ride like a mfer! ive never been able to figure it out. and he should really pony up and pay for some band width in my opinion. often enough his site is down for exceeding limits. not very professional if your trying to use it to run a business. (pretty much why i dont have one!!!)

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hey greg, was watching the back on forth over on the wera board. dont let buff get you down, yeah, he might be able to get those tanks for 550 bucks. for himself. but as far as getting them to his customers, id doubt it would be as easy. i like buff. hes done me some great favors. but sometimes its just such a huge pain in the ass to get stuff fromm him. and other times, all it takes is an email. its unfortunate, because he has some really great shit. and theres no doubt the dude can ride like a mfer! ive never been able to figure it out. and he should really pony up and pay for some band width in my opinion. often enough his site is down for exceeding limits. not very professional if your trying to use it to run a business. (pretty much why i dont have one!!!)

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JC,

I respect Buff and Todd a great deal....if he can get them that cheap...that is great. More than likely that is before shipping across the pond and with a pretty good waiting period. I had some dealings with Todd and his wife(Merium..I think was her name) back before and during his bad crash and they are truely good people. Its great to know Todd made it thru his ordeal and still in the vintage racing stuff....even if he isnt racing. At least he got a good rider to keep his stuff up front. Think it would be a fun sometime to run against Buff. Too bad I dont have a nice competitive CB350 to roll out on the track....it would be a blast!!! Hell...might even give him a run for his money...LOL!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



Edited by - ohiocaferacer on Jan 22 2008 8:34:53 PM
 

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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>
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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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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




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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.

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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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