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Slowly my wife has been ill and in hospital Been doing some tig practice and learning as I go.
Although the fuel tank is still a work in progress, my birthday is coming up and I am being asked what I want.
I am thinking of asking for this fuel cap.
But keen to know what others think. If I buy a...
To me it looks like it just fits across the stock recess I would cut a peace of flat plate to size mark drill and attach the inside nuts then weld/braze the plate in place and then cut the filer hole. I think it has more chance of warping out of shape if you cut the hole first.
Hi I'm doing a similar thing and have the same questions
What I have found is https://www.aliexpress.com have Harley caps with bungs and from what I can tell, most most Harley right hand threaded caps are vented.
Show us what you end up doing, Good on you giving it a go...
My sv650 caps where about 10k from memory but the inside unscrews and the resistor can be swapped. I used some silver solder rod to convert to non resistive, and used some solid core wire from the local dirt bike shop.
One of the best family bike days we had was my daughters 21st birthday we hired 10 50cc pagsta mini choppers at the Gold Coast. and we all rode round like a little gang, We got comments everywhere we went and traffic gave way to us it was a ball. If something like that doesn't work nothing will
I have started cutting out my final patterns for the tank and started thinking of paint.
I am thinking Frame and swing arm black base with dark blue candy over it.
Seat and tank Black gloss with a little metal flake and some sort of bright colour detail.
And a little less duct tape.
A step closer, only thing stopping me from using it is the missing hose to run between the regulator and the welder.
Should some rubber fuel line do the trick?
I am thinking of mounting my little plasma cuter on the lower arm.
I had a sv650 gen R/R die and blow up my lithium battery. I replaced the battery and the R/R charge voltages etc. were correct but the battery was losing charge if sat for a couple of days perfect while running, so I adapted a gsxr600 R/R now all is good max v14.5 and the battery holds charge...
What can I say Brodie, your right.
I was thinking of lowering the rear of the tank to get it as parallel as possible with the seat line but to get another litre in the tank I am raising the front and lengthening it about 20 mm, should make it about 13-5-14.5 which I am much happier with.
I don't really want to raise the tank, if I put fuel volume around the whole tank like the original I can increase volume but that reduces the air box volume. I will look at what I can do. I was taking the easy way out, thanks for pushing me to do better.
Arrived at last a honey come baffle. (like a cat without the catalyst coating)
Since the firs 6" of my megaphone muffler does nothing to quieten the sound level of the bike and I would like to keep the appearance of the old school muffler,
I thought this style of baffle may make use of that part...