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Maxim tank mod revisited.

Chop it, rake it, slam it, build it for show.
New parts, old parts, built from scrap. [Hammered out of bare stock & welded with sweat.]
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PostAuthor: geo » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:08 pm

wow matt, i'm impressed. i also like the out house door!
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:55 pm

atta boy matthew,,,so just how much bigger is that puppy,,,looks huge,,,bigger is always better...
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:37 am

Thats a old moon roof from a car. My work shop has two set of double doors so I back the portable garage into one set. But only used one door. Nailed one shut and flipped hinges on the other.
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:42 am

need to finish welding it so I can see how much it holds. Gloves on the tank are covering a big hole, neck parts is still not welded.

I sure hope I get 5gal
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:47 pm

lol,,i bet u'll end up with about 9 gallons if not more..
talk about cruizin,,,long haulin rides,,only have to pull over for gas about evry 400 miles or so,lol..
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:51 pm

id love 8-10 gal, be able to ride n forget about needing gas.

stock tank looks so puny compared.
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:04 pm

i know it,,kinda makes ya wonder why they dont put super fat bob tanks on all bikes,lol.
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:24 am

definatly wanna see pics of it ur done,,,ur bike is gonna look like a,, super tanker cruiser deluxe..
you'll be gettin that double take look a bunch,,,then theyll be sayin to themselves,,holy $hit ,did you see the tank on that bike,now where can i get one,lol.
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PostAuthor: geo » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:44 pm

gas 7 lb. per gallon. 10 gallons is 70 LBS! slap some kid on the tank and go for a wild ride to see how it handles first!
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PostAuthor: yamahog » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:44 am

yup
1995 XV750 Yamahog :burnout:
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:02 pm

I still have my stock tank I could mount at any time but for the long haul cruise. Id love a good 5gal +
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PostAuthor: yamahog » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:49 pm

5 would be great, 200+ miles to cruise! but 10 is too much
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PostAuthor: notec » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:53 pm

Take your saddle bags and rig up a couple of small gerry cans. Just dont crash!!!
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PostAuthor: geo » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:22 pm

my roadstar tank is 5 gallons and it is ok. i love the distance i can get.
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:36 am

ya i really like the new roadstars,,,thats a real nice bike.
102 c.i. ,long stroke,1670cc,,,fifth gear overdrive,,oh ya....
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:02 pm

but after you gitr done and one ur bike be careful,,all that weight sloshing around might make it handle squirrely...
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:46 pm

I'm gonna trike mine out and the first mod will be a car alt mounted to run of the drive shaft by belt and I'll be using a good size car battery. Add in the rear end, framing, extra tire n rim.............

Its probably a good idea to have 8-10 gal of fuel on the front end to balance it out. trikes turn with the wheel not leaning, so more front end weight = traction......... = less chance I just go straight instead of turning.
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PostAuthor: walston33 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:24 pm

sounds like a good plan.....gitr done,lol.
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Re: Maxim tank mod revisited.

PostAuthor: shtsmt » Mon May 22, 2006 4:08 pm

From what year was the maxim tank? I HAD a tank off an '83 Midnight Maxim that fit weel over my '81 frame Except where the mounting bolt went, I was gonna have to cut it from it's original position and move it forward about 2.5 inches.Before I could do that though it fell out of the open rear door of my van and I ran over it and creased good :pissed: .I just picked up a tank from an '80 maxim and this one doesn't even come close, the tunnel is way too shallow.Guess I'm heading back to the salvage yard.............
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Mon May 22, 2006 4:48 pm

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