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Fuel Tank 10 years 3 weeks ago #3644

  • Mikez
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Yep. Even the Airtech Streamlining website suggests getting the tank epoxy-coated if it's going to have gas in it that may contain ethanol. It "can" be used on the road, but it would be foolish to do so without knowing the risk involved.

On a positive note: From some of the reviews I've seen, the tank lining holds up pretty well if done right. Same process as using tank liner on our metal tanks just different shell involved. Also, the peanut tanks on our bikes are already kind of shorter than the width of the motor. With an even shorter tank width, just dropping it wouldn't put it at much risk unless there was speed and flipping involved :).

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Fuel Tank 10 years 2 weeks ago #3650

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tackelhappy wrote: Fibre-glass tanks are not a good idea for road use as you mentioned and why they are not used on new road bikes. Not to mention the problems with ethanol eating or softening the inside of the tank - too many problems.


I believe and per Airtech's website:

They offer a tank lining service for Street Applications. They can do it at the factory or the purchaser can do it.

Seems like a reasonable cost for a messy time consuming job.

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Fuel Tank 1 year 1 month ago #31215

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It's been a while, but would you be up to parting with it... if you haven't already? 
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Fuel Tank 1 year 1 month ago #31226

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Has anyone had or know anyone who has had any experience with the plastic fuel tanks on www.z1300.de/  ?

The site says that they’re not approved for use on public roads… 
 
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Fuel Tank 1 year 1 month ago #31227

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The problem with plastic tanks is that in a crash, they will split and leak fuel all over so completely unsafe. Bad enough you may get hurt in a crash nevermind getting burned to death as well. I'm not even sure if they would pass a safety inspection for race track use.
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