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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM
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They make a universal tank mount kit but buying a set of split tanks , dash ,speedo ignition switch and wiring it all together will prob run around $500 if not more and we havent got to sealing and painting the thing yet. you can get a sport bob tank for half that .
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I picked up a 3.5 gallon split tanks off a 94 Fat boy ebay for 200.00 already painted to match my 95 XLH 883 DLX I am using the J&P Cycles Universal Fat Bob Gas Tank Quick-Mount Kit &P Cycles Part Number: 7200150 $65.99, J&P Cycles Live to Ride Threaded Gas Caps 64.99
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I am waiting for the rest of my parts to come in from j & p, rear tank mount and 2 inch lift tabs from ebay. I already set the clearance for handlebars, triple tree and seat. now I am setting the height to ride parallel with the air cleaner then fab the new top front mount and rear mount.
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I will add photos as the Fabrication and project progresses. I have never done anything like this before any and all suggestions or assistance would be appreciated thanks
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I know lots of people just want to do it, but you will have spent about half of what your bike is worth, for a gas tank! A 4 gallon Sportster tank is readily available at way less. Bolts right up, fits like a glove, because it was made for the bike.
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2015 Sportster 1200T fuel tank 4.5 gals. Might be still available from HD.

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2015 tank won't fit his bike.
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2015 tank won't fit his bike.
If he's gonna fab, fab big.

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If I end up keeping the Sporty and upgrading the tank, I won't touch the bike unless I can go to a 5 or 6 gallon tank. I think making the tank that big though is going to make an already 'top heavy' (to me) feeling bike even more so.

I could always just carry around a 2 gallon gas can in each of my bags.

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The four gallon tanks give you about 150(2-3 hours) miles between gas stops, I have found that's a good time to stop and rest your ass.
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