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Old 03-21-2010, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1988 Ultra Classic Gas Tank Replacement?

Hi guys I have a 1988 ultra Classic that I am restoring and I want to replace the Gas Tank with a new model Tank What Tank would fit or can be made to fit ?
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My first bagger was a 1988 and in 1989 I decided to changed my gas tank to the newer style too. I ordered a new 1989 tank from the dealership, fortunately the '89 Classic was offered in the same 2 tone paint so it was a perfect match. The front tank mounting was the same but I had to drill 2 holes and install blind nuts in back bone of the frame where the seat meets the gas tank. It was not a big deal except for the fact the dealership said it was a simple exchange. I reused the fuel tank sending unit and fuel petcock so that was all plug and play. Nearing the end of the project I discovered the old seat would not fit either. I purchase a new 1989 seat from the dealership that matched the existing tourpack. I have before and after pictures if you are interested. I would think there are several EVO years before they switched to fuel injection that would fit. IMHO it was well worth the expense and I got lots of comments and questions. Turns out I was the first one in Houston to attempt this project, not even the dealership had seen it done before. Fortunately with eBay this should be a much easier task today.

I am curious about one thing though, I thought HD did not introduce the Ultra Classic until 1989?

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well i thank you very much for your input and yes i would love to see some befor & after pics if you could email them to me to chefkilz@gmail.com, and about the ultra classic the guy i bought it from said he had upgrated the bike him self to a ultra classic basicly he just added some lights and crome trims thats it, i just got it cheap and try to make the best of it, the motor is a total rebuild and frame and all the bushings are new , i just finished tearing it down to the frame today and i will post some befor & after pics myself so thanks again and i am looking foreward to see your pictures.
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1988 did not have an Ultra model. The Ultra model began with the 1989 model year.
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