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Fuel Tank 10 years 4 weeks ago #3587

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Wonder if it would be worth the effort to inqire on if a company like Airtech Streamlining can produce custom tanks for us. They already have a lineup of "race" tanks that they make for Z1 (which also fits KZ900 and KZ1000), A1R2, H1H2, H2R, CR and other "vintage" bikes.

Don't think it would be too crazy to just ask if they're willing to offer one for 1300's or at least be willing to modify a z1 tank to be a good fit. Had thought about doing that for my tank when I found rust but put it aside when I was able to refurb it :).

www.airtech-streamlining.com/vintage/vintagetanks.htm

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Fuel Tank 10 years 4 weeks ago #3591

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I like Mike's suggestion with the Airtech products.

Plus the cutout for the knees would make the bike more comfortable to ride.

One of the complaints I have on the factory tanks:

My A-4 has the smaller peanut tank and I still feel like I am getting a colonoscopy (lol) by having my legs splayed open.

T.
KZ1300 A-4 4TH 1300 IN 30 YEARS
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Fuel Tank 10 years 4 weeks ago #3592

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Right :). In addition, those tanks are fiberglass which have some benefits over our steel tanks. They're not as heavy, and impervious to rust for example.

There's still a downside, though, if you crash the bike or damage the tank you could rupture it and suddenly become ghost rider under the right circumstances.

Heck, if we can get them to do that, maybe get them to offer up headlight buckets, panels, fenders, seat pans etc. as well :p. Longshot though.

Anyone venturing that far needs to post results!

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Fuel Tank 10 years 3 weeks ago #3639

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I have a new one In the box but that's for me to look at
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Fuel Tank 10 years 3 weeks ago #3642

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welshracing wrote: I have a new one In the box but that's for me to look at


If you would leave this tank out on the porch some night, I will make sure you get the empty box back....................:)

T.
KZ1300 A-4 4TH 1300 IN 30 YEARS
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KZ750 E-1
K1200GT
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Fuel Tank 10 years 3 weeks ago #3643

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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.
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