Different Gas Tanks

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by mellofellow, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. mellofellow

    mellofellow New Member

    I have noticed that most of the 2-stroke engine kits come with a standard 1/2 gal tank that mounts on the top bar. I reviewing numerous motorized bike projects I have noticed a few bikes that have tanks that are concealed in a bag on the front of the bike or a small barrel type tank mounted behind the seat. Any suggestions on a good source to find different types of gas tanks ie: front tank or a barrel type tank.

  2. Egor

    Egor Guest

    The one they use on the front is a GoPed tank I think you can go on there site and find it. There is a integral tank rear rack that is still up on some of the vendors sites you can go to the vendors to the left and look under parts. Have fun, Dave
  3. mellofellow

    mellofellow New Member

    Thanks will check it out
  4. brendonv

    brendonv Member

    the ones u may see under seats might be the reserve tank which is a metal drink bottle made to hold fuel.
  5. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member


    I have a 96 ounce tank that is just a standard lawnmower type fuel tank. I got it off of Ebay for ~$4.00 or so. I bought a rear rack off of Ebay as well for ~$20.00.

    I went to Walmart and picked up a plain old lunch bag for about $5.00 and just cut holes in the bottom of the bag and zip tied the tank down thru the bag and onto the rear rack.

    I have not had any issues with it coming lose. The bag is a little larger then the tank, so I hide some tools in there as well.
  6. Egor

    Egor Guest

    S Beaudry - I love the idea you have for mounting your tank, that is a stroke of genus. With all the ideas available in this forum we could be the smartest bunch around. Is there a chance we could see a pic of the bike? Have fun, Dave
  7. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    a sportster tank looks nice.
  8. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    I use 2 gallon sportster tanks on a lot of my mini's. They might look a little large on a bike. But, it could be the coolest thing ever.

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  9. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    yeah, nice and clean.
  10. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    Give me till tomorrow and I will post pictures of it, I do not have any with the bag installed yet.

    I love the clean look of it without it standing out. When I keep my legs straight down on the pedals, the engine gets hidden enough that people stare at me wondering how the bike is moving without pedaling!
  11. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    i like the plastic scooter tanks

    i use plastic scooter tanks they dont bend scratcg rattle , easy mount .too . any scooter parts place online has them . you can see a few pics in my albums