Custom (discreet) gas tank ideas?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Neo2172, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Neo2172

    Neo2172 New Member

    Does anyone have any good ideas (or pics) for a discreet gas tank for the HT engine? It's ok if it is smaller than the tank that comes with the kit, I think the teardrop tank makes it look like a motorcycle and am trying to think of a good idea for a discreet tank.

    THANKS!

    :D
     

  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    A small cylinder tank hanging from the back of the seat would work.
     
  3. Neo2172

    Neo2172 New Member

    any pics??? :jester:

    Where would I get the cylinder? Something like a stainless steel drink bottle?
     
  4. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    There is always e-bay, type in vintage gas tank most of the hits will be older motorcycle tanks but there are usually some older lawnmower/garden tool gas tanks there as well. If it were me I'd go to the local small engine repair/lawn mower repair shop and see if they had anything that would work. There is also a tank that mounts to a rear rack (supplied w/tank) available from a couple of kit suppliers. Most recently I've seen these offered by[ Boy Go Fast on e-bay.

    ocscully
     
  5. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    This is the tank i use(2 litre)...with luggage it looks even less conspicuous as a fuel tank.
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    For heavy duty stealth though i'de go with something like a 1 litre stainless steel tank,any configuration as long as it could breathe....petcock optional.
     
  6. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member


    Neo,

    There is a 96 ounce poly fuel tank hidden inside of the lunch bag zip tied to the rack.

    With your legs straight down next to the engine, no one will ever know it is motorized!

    See pics...
     

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  7. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Where did you get the fuel tank?
     
  8. Flapdoodle

    Flapdoodle Member

    How about a large size plastic baby doll in a child's seat with the tank hidden inside the doll?
     
  9. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    I bought it from Ebay, do a search for 96 ounce fuel tank!

    Forum member "PORKCHOP" just bought the same one from the same guy off of Ebay like mine. The first tank he got leaked a little, after an email to the seller he gladly sent him a replacement tank for free!

    Not to mention the added distance you can go with 3/4 gallons of fuel...
     
  10. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Staton-inc has a couple different sizes of the poly tanks.
     
  11. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

  12. kiwirider

    kiwirider New Member

    this tank is from a 2 hp Yamaha outboard motor. Its great!
     

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  13. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Here's a couple of photos of the 96 oz. tankk beaudry is talking about ! If you want eBay sellers name, let me know.
     

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  14. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Yes, please, as I am not coming up with anything above 32oz
     
  15. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I got my 96oz. fuel tank from this guy @ eBay. His eBay user name is firebirdtransam455. I just looked on eBay and did not see any. He told me about 2 weeks ago that he still had a few of them left. I paid right at $13.00 delivered. The first one leaked like crazy where the hoses come out of the tank. He replaced it, no charge, and the second one leeked too. Not nearly as bad. I put some sealant that I had on it and so far it's good. s_beaudry said he's had no problem with his tank.
     
  16. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Don't know if you're trying to be funny with this one or not, but I think that would be a hoot ! Thanks for the idea !
     
  17. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Thanks, Porkchop.
     
  18. Flapdoodle

    Flapdoodle Member

    Semi-serious, but after some thought it might be bad if you were seen riping the dolls head off at the filling station or worse yet inserting the nozzle in its mouth. You could get beat to a pulp before you could explain.

    May a large teddy bear? They come in virtually any size.
     
  19. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I've seen that flat tank from DAX before. Not to sure it will be a quick connect with a friction drive set up. And in my case, my seat is down as low as it will go and the bike is about the proper height for me, so raising the seat and instaling a rear rack that fastens to the seat post is not an option. To be honest, I like the flat tank better than the one I have. I like the stealthy apperance, or the lack of, maybe I should say. Maybe next build !
     
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