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a question on fillers.

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retro_racer

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I know theres a couple of people in here besides myself that have built there own tanks.Like motorbikemike,and Iride just to name a few.I was woundering what do you guys use,or what have you used for your filler necks?
My last one was scalped from another tank,so I only had to buy the cap.The tank I'm building now I don't have a neck for as of yet,and I'm running alittle short on time.I realy need to get this thing done before the
2nd week in September.Any ideas would help out guys,and thanks.
The tank is round before you ask,and all steel.
 


iRide Customs

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Well, I used one from the stock tank but there is a motorcycle aftermarket parts distributor that I was looking at. The prices are a little high but they have just about anything you need.

http://www.jpcycles.com/search.aspx?Page=2&search=bung&store=All

Their phisical catalog, which you can request for free, is easier to find things in.

Here's a another couple of resources but I'm not sure if they are vented. Pretty good prices though!

http://www.fullborerace.com/Fuel Caps.htm

http://www.markwilliams.com/chassisCaps.aspx?CategoryID=164

http://www.kennedyschopper.com/fueltanks.html

I hope this helps,

Dan
 
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R

retro_racer

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Thanks for the help Iride.That will be alot of help in the future,but I think I may need a quicker fix.That is to make my deadline.
 
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MotorbikeMike

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Filler neck dillema

HI! Man do i know what you mean! I looked all over, trying to see what I could do that would take gas from the pump, and be steel, so it could be welded into a traditional style tank. For "gas can" filling of 2 strokes, I've used solid brass Garden hose fittings, and caps.

Fot the 08 Racer, I knew I needed to fill at the pump, so off I went, finally settling on 1" black Iron Pipe (gas Pipe), and then, got solid brass cast 1" plumbing caps, machining off the 2 "ears" and cleaning, and knurling the rim, made a very nice cap.

Hope this helps, Mike
 
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retro_racer

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Hi Mike,Thanks for the response.I knew you,and Iride would have some ideas.My thanks to both of you guys.
Mike I had the same idea about the brass water hose fittings.I seem to remember that they have a brass cap that fits right over a hose type end.That would make a good cap for a 2 stroke,gas can type refills.What did you use for the other end? I was also woundering did you lead them in the tank? Or did you brase them in? Rod
 

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Mike, do you have a problem with vacuum? How did you vent the cap without it splashing out?

Dan
 
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RATRODER

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filler neck &cap

Rod this is what I did, I used a 3/4 pipe to g.hose machined fitting and J.B. weld in tank ,filed notch in top for vent. louis
 

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Louis, Have you posted a pic of your whole bike? If so can you post a link to the thread? I like what you have done with your filler neck. The JB holds up ok??

Dan
 
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RATRODER

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iride,the thumbnail is of mb#2 and yes J.B. weld holds veary well Iused it on mb #1 over two years ago. louis
 
R

retro_racer

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Hi Ratroder,
Thats exactly what I plan on using for my filler.I went out,and got the cap an neck yesterday.I was thinking about leding it into the tank though.Maybe with some silver solder.Thanks for the picture that helps alot.
Rod
 
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