Identifying OEM gas tanks

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Identifying OEM gas tanks

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Post by panhead_kicker » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:47 am

Any sure fire way or measurement to identify pan gas tanks? (foot shift 63-64 ish ?)
I thought I had read on a post something about measuring from the distance of the filler neck to somehwere else on the tank would differentiate it from a repop. I know Vtwin makes tanks without the upper vent nipples, so that does not seem to be a good clue.



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Post by panz4ever » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:33 am

Go to the Repop section of the forum and read about the 3.5 gallon tanks. Provides a quick way to identify the real macoy from memorex. And once you see a pair side-by-side the difference is obvious.

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Post by VT » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:33 pm

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These are the CCI repops, called "jumbo's". Great for long trips between gas stations. Probably 4 gallon. Hefty. Fuller in front than OEM. Wider in the tail (4", vs. the OEM 3" width).
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Post by VPH-D » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:09 pm

I don't think anybody makes repop 63-64 tanks.
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Post by panhead_kicker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:56 am

Thanks guys, but I'm not finding anything definitive here. How about this. These "look" like OEM to me.
They have no vent nipples like the ones in VTs pictures. They do appear to have welded on emblem mounts. From this angle they look like real deal, but, I have not seen a real pair off a bike before.
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Post by VT » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:53 am

Rejoice. They're real.

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