Fuel tank failures

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by dirtbag, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. dirtbag

    dirtbag New Member

    Can anyone advise of a slightly higher quality fuel tank than the standard one that come in the Chinese two stroke kits?
    I am on my second tank and they all seem to crack at the weld where the threaded mounting stud comes out.
    The first one I thought I may have over tightened
    The second one I mounted on the frame using a rubber pad with adhesive and put the bracket on finger tight. It still cracked and left me riding about 5 miles with fuel streaming out on to my pants leg.
    I tried to weld the first one but the metal is so thin I kept burning holes in it.
    Any help is appreciated so I can get the 'fire cracker' back on the road

    Thanks
    DB
     

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  2. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member

    How about a moped cafe style tank? They are getting pricey if you can find a decent one.

    http://www.1977mopeds.com/product/3204

    Unfortunately, 1977s Moped doesn't have any cafe styles in stock.

    Good Luck,

    Chris
    AKA: BigBlue
     
  3. dirtbag

    dirtbag New Member

    A Moped cafe tank is a good idea. I can keep my eys open.

    Thanks!
     
  4. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member

  5. vermhot

    vermhot Member

    I took my time and welded all mine up !!!!! I think that's the best you can do with it !!!! Or take it to a place that does auto body work ,they could do it !!!!!
     
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