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I want to get rid of the stock "Bulbus" like tank on my turd this spring - Want to go more Box Style or Rectangle fashion - My heap is a '99 Dyna Super Glide Sport and is the first year of the (3) year Run the had with it - It is a wonky fucker when it comes to interchangeable parts

Here is how she sits now - Help me find something like in the link aka the "Coffin" style



http://www.thebikersgarage.com/featu...tster-chopper/

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J & P Cycles or Custom Chrome should have something like that.

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J & P Cycles or Custom Chrome should have something like that.
Gracias Senior

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Those meds you're on are screwing with you .
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Those meds you're on are screwing with you .
Why do you say that? - I have never been a fan of the stock Tank and always dig the 70s style chopper look - My Dyna is no bueno for raking out the front so I have kept it stock

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Drag Specialty's and Paughco also comes to mind but, the type of tank you seem to be interested in isn't as popular as it used to be so I'd check with some of the more radical custom suppliers like Lowbrow Customs. Another option is to have your own design fabricated. It doubt it would cost too much more than an "off the rack" tank.

EDIT: There is a down side to the tank you are lusting after...You'll have less range than a stock 883. You'll have to stop for gas more than twice as much as anyone you'll be riding with!

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The coffin tanks are answer to a question that should never be asked . They look silly .
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looks awesome just how it is!

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looks awesome just how it is!
+1 that is a sweet ass bike, love it when you post pics of that thing Soemtimes its just best to leave good enough alone.

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The coffin tanks are answer to a question that should never be asked . They look silly .
That was just an example - I want to get rid of the Bulbus look and get more of a Rectangle shape - Saw one last summer on a Dyna and it looked bad ass - it was up at the Open Sore in the lot and I was tempted to leave a note asking where the owner got it

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That was just an example - I want to get rid of the Bulbus look and get more of a Rectangle shape - Saw one last summer on a Dyna and it looked bad ass - it was up at the Open Sore in the lot and I was tempted to leave a note asking where the owner got it
Next time take a picture . I think your bike looks fine the way it is .
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I appreciate the compliments lads and do love the turd but I also like to tinker and change it up now and then - I under stand I may lose a gallon or so but think I can find what I am looking for

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I appreciate the compliments lads and do love the turd but I also like to tinker and change it up now and then - I under stand I may lose a gallon or so but think I can find what I am looking for
thats the nicest way ive heard anyone say 'fuck off' all week.

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Hes a master at it .
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Hes a master at it .

That and the post op painkillers! Likely also responsible for the weird tank fantasy!

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That and the post op painkillers! Likely also responsible for the weird tank fantasy!
Op is Friday

Saw one last summer and really liked the looks - If I cannot find what I want I will leave it be but never really liked that tank

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Just giving ya the needle in fun...thought you already went for the op...good luck....AND...It's your bike, make it the way you want it to be. I might offer a bit of practical advice but I never criticize custom touches...it may not be my style but if it suits you that's all that counts...I'd like to ride with you some time...even if we do have to stop for gas more often!

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Just giving ya the needle in fun...thought you already went for the op...good luck....AND...It's your bike, make it the way you want it to be. I might offer a bit of practical advice but I never criticize custom touches...it may not be my style but if it suits you that's all that counts...I'd like to ride with you some time...even if we do have to stop for gas more often!
Any time amigo - I met you once years ago up at Rocker Box when we ate and chatted at Fuel Cafe - I had the Super Duke back then

Hoping riding is more fun this summer as last year it was not - Zero wind protect and holding my weight off my back after the 1st hour made all day cruises a chore to say the least

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Bug , you can ride it to the Holiday Club or the Five Star . With the new tank you want , it will only need two fill-ups.
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I'll be at the Holiday club on Tuesday. Ton up is having a meeting.....

Hey Bug...The tank you are looking for may be available from Stortz Performance.
Steve Stortz was Chiris Carr's tuner and he has a company that specializes in street tracker and to a lesser extent cafe racer stuff for Harley Davidsons...I was doing my annual clean up the stacks of magazines from the past year because it's too cold to go out pre Spring clean today and ran across a Stortz bike feature and thought of this thread. Check him out.

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Cool - Thx Man - Will do for sure

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I like coffin tanks. Just sayin'. Make sure to mount it so you can get to every drop of fuel. It'll be enough to get you to the fun and back.

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Looking at something like this - I like the old school look - Like the tanks in the XS 650 thread I started

http://www.dragspecialties.com/produ...oductId=124971

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If you want something custom as in hand fabricated I know a guy. I really don't think a coffin tank would make any kind of sense on that bike.

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Kind of a squarer sporty shape might do the trick .....





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Here you go Bug ...... this what you are talking about ??



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I think you should spend less time trying to make her unique, and more time feeding her gas.
Well, racing got in the way of that the past few years as did living in the City - This year will be different hence why I am preparing to make some changes

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Here you go Bug ...... this what you are talking about ??


Yep

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Nice.

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