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Have been working on a 2.4 Tank for a dyna. Pretty much done except for final welding, paint and sealing. Not really something you see very often. I have no idea why I want to do a sportster clone. None the less it is entertaining and a challenge.




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I have no idea why I want to do a sportster clone.
I have no idea why either. I'd rather be putting a BIGGER tank on mine, so I can go father between fill ups, BUT, I guess, "to each their own". It certainly makes like interesting.
 

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did you make the tank from scratch or fab a sporty tank? I like the peanut tank look too. To me the large seat is throwing off the balance, either go smaller two up or single seat or rake the front and put an old king/queen seat on there haha
 

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did you make the tank from scratch or fab a sporty tank? I like the peanut tank look too. To me the large seat is throwing off the balance, either go smaller two up or single seat or rake the front and put an old king/queen seat on there haha


It’s a Efi tank that I cut the bracket off and widened the tunnel on. I reused as much metal as I could, I could of saved some cash by going with a tank shell and doing it all but I knew this way was a bit less work and would hide the square back bone. I do have another of the same seat sitting around torn apart that I had plans for narrowing and doing some foam work on. There aren’t a ton of seats for the bike on the market so sadly I am better off making one than buying one. I’m not sure if I would be happy raking my daily bike for the roads I’m on though


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I like what ya got going, what color you hitting it with?
 

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I like what ya got going, what color you hitting it with?


I have no idea. Most likely black with some decal that would come on a stock bike. Kind of don’t want to do the fenders unless I found new ones. Whole reason for this project is because the stock tank has some pretty scary rust under the dash and I rather just do something different and I retesting than replace the tank with the same tank.


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Looks like a fun project to me, and a non-trivial one at that. 2 gallons won't translate to much range at all before you hit reserve but...

Definitely looks better than I would have guessed. The high skinny tank sure opens up the area over the engine and emphasizes the heart of the motorcycle. Even more so once the tank is painted black. A chrome S&S teardrop air cleaner would complete the effect and balance out your chrome battery cover.

Liking it!
 

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Tell me about it. When I had a 1200.... I always got the “nice 883” drove me nuts.


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At least the ones commenting were aware it was a Sporty of some flavor. I haven't run into anyone yet spewing comments that could distinguish my Dyna from a Sporty. Worse was a local service manager that couldn't tell a Super Glide from a Wide Glide.
 
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