Alternative fuel tank?

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Sean7r
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Alternative fuel tank?

Post by Sean7r » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:34 pm

Hi Guys, I've been chasing the rust holes in my tank, I then made a hole to have a look inside and it's full of it, both bottom corners have rusted through, my brother had a go at tig welding but the metal is rusted so thin! I'm not fussed amount the originality of the bike, it's painted silver and black,Anyway I've been looking at RS125 tanks, plastic inner and outer, the model without the side fuel tap but a vacuum tap, the shape looks very similar, I don't mind making new attachment brackets the only issues I can think of are the side panels to the bottom of the tank alinement,the total length front to back, fuel light wiring, fuel flow from the tap and another key. It may be also possible to use the inner tank from the RS and cut the bottom of the kr1 tank out, and use it as a cover?
I like a challenge also.
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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by SP_BOTT » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:42 pm

I placed a few tanks on a frame I was doing once (SZR660), an NSR250 fitted (but was a little bit longer) RGV250, looks like it could fit quite well, and also fitted the KR1 tank, all very similar, and if you're handy with a welder, then I doubt it would cause any problems for you, from memory the biggest issue was the fuel tap placement.

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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by Sean7r » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi SP_BOTT,
I've just bid on a tank from an RS125, not sure what year but information from the seller about dimensions look good, and it comes with a tap and fuel cap/key. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by scooble » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:57 pm

I fitted an RGV250 tankImage
Image to mine mated to an RS125 seat

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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by JanBros » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:02 pm

me to :

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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by podman » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Good work gents, they both look made to be on there!

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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by Sean7r » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 pm

Yes, they look factory. Food for thought.....

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Re: Alternative fuel tank?

Post by pookie » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:04 pm

Ahem, don't know if Scooble would like being called a gent, she's a lady.

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