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Markj
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on one of these aluminum tanks from India on Ebay. I have heard a lot mixed reviews on them but for the price I decided to take a gamble. I'd love to get a Holtz works tank but it's almost a year wait and the price after shipping to the states is more than twice this tank. I'll let you know how it is when I get it. I'll be putting on my '98 S1W. I have two stock tanks for that bike but they both have issues. I may repaint one just to have and use this as the regular mount. I know it's a gamble but I'm hoping they've improved quality control a little. Also I think they have access to all of the Buell spares when harley dumped the company.

(Message edited by markj on January 26, 2019)
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Oddalloy
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi Markj, good luck and fingers-crossed for you man. I've often wondered about those made-in-India aluminum tanks too. If the material and workmanship is such that with extra effort it could be turned into a polished beauty, that would be great. I'd love to have one on my S1. If the workmanship is not up-to-par, I suppose you could always paint it... that's an expensive way to go but at least you wouldn't have to worry about the finish bubbling again. Please post pics when you get it.
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Sbaugz
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On sale for under $750 currently. Keep us posted on it.
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Markj
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 01:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yea the price was hard to pass up. I have a tig welder and could probably fix it so long as the shape is there. And I might paint it if the aluminum isn't that great and needs body filler. It's a gamble but what the hell. For that price it might be worth it.....or I might regret it.
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Ralph
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 05:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll get you some extra alfalfa.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wish you could find steel tanks. 4 of my last 5 bikes have all had plastic tanks, and I really miss being able to use my magnetic tank bag.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just glue the magnets to the paint!


(No. Don't.)
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 09:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

When I had my XB I thought about gluing some magnets on the underside of the airbox cover. You wouldn't see them and it'd hold the bag on. I've just gotten used to wearing a backpack. I have a strap on tank bag somewhere, but all of the convenience of the magnetic version is lost.
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 01:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fyi
II have been in tslks with a vacuum forming company we will see where it leads on tank covers
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Markj
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 03:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well it's on it's way. My fingers, toes, arms and legs all crossed!
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Newmans3
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Any updates? Did you get the tank yet?
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Markj
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I emailed the seller and they said they build the tank after you order. Apparently it's on it's way to me now. Will do a full review when it arrives. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks. They still haven't sent me a shipping/tracking number I can use.
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Markj
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm still waiting for a shipping notice. I feel like they keep stalling me. I'll keep you posted but not feeling great about my purchase right now.
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Grancuda
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What do the tanks look like?
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Steveford
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How long do you have to file a claim?
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Markj
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure but have been informed that I should have it within the next week or so.
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

eBay gives you 30 days money back guarantee from date of delivery. So heís good. After the 30 days, you still have 180 days with paypal but they arenít as generous as eBay.
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Markj
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 04:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It arrived today. The packing was a little iffy but no damage to the tank. I have to say my initial impression is pretty darn good. It came with cap and a set of keys. The edges look very good with the exception of around the fill cap but that is not a big deal and the polish is quite nice. This weekend I'll fit it to the bike and see how it goes and will post a full review for now I'll show you guys a couple of pics.



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Ebutch
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Markj
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I should also note that when I bought it the shipping time was quoted between Feb 28th and March 8th so they were within the quoted dates. Considering it's coming from India that's pretty good.
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S1owner
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks pretty good
How about shots from the bottom?

Also I would suggest not using photobucket. Use the badweb photo attach as if photo bucket freaks like in the past they loose all photos you link too
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Markj
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll do a full new post review over the weekend with lots of shots and upload from my PC. I don't have time to do much else today so I thought I'd just let everyone know it arrived and that it looks promising. I'm very excited about this and want to share with everyone. For the price this could be a great option for us bubblers. But I want to mount this to the bike, check for leaks, etc. before fully recommending it.
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S1owner
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Awesome
I had seen these but do not need one but thought it might be a perfect option. Looking forward to seeing the end results
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Steveford
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That looks beautiful, I'm looking forward to the torture test review.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks great, that's nice it comes with a locking cap! I wonder if it's a standard fit so if that cap ever breaks, it could be replaced with something else
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Ralph
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They're not on sale any more so its up to $915 now.

(Message edited by ralph on March 07, 2019)
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Oopezoo
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 - 07:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow....looks good. Can't wait to hear how it fits. If it has a happy ending, that might be the motivation I need to sell some garage ornaments to raise some capital.
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S1owner
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Any updates
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