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Show me the tanks!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Gcraay, May 30, 2014.

  1. Gcraay

    Gcraay XS650 Addict

    I'm looking for some ideas on what tanks fit the xs other then the stock. I'm okay with some modifications, but really would like to get an idea on what my options are.

    So I call upon the brotherhood of the forum to share with me their pics of what has been used in their builds.

    At the end of this I'm hoping there is a tank out there that not only can look great, but be found cheap.
     
  2. RatyXS

    RatyXS XS650 Junkie

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    Here is a sporty tank I cut the tunnel out, raised it so it hugs the bike more. New tabs, gas outlets..
     

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  3. I had the same question that I posted a couple of times on the forum. Didn't get too much response but I did get that a DT400 fits for one. Go to search on this forum and type in what you are looking for and I am sure there are more.
     
  4. Gcraay

    Gcraay XS650 Addict

    Okay, thanks, I'll check that out.
     
  5. drewfunk

    drewfunk Purveyor of fine flannels

    I think the XS750 tanks look awesome on an XS
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  6. First question I have is, do you have a stock or modified XS? Various tank styles fit various types of mods.

    Here is my mustang single cap on my Monstercraftsman brat kit.

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  7. Demin

    Demin XS650 Enthusiast

    Here is a Frisco mount Sporty tank on one of mine with a TC Bros hardtail

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    Here it is dropped down a little.

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    A Suzuki Savage tank.It also has the speedo in the tank.

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  8. Square Circle

    Square Circle XS650 Addict

    I went with the xs750 standard tank. Clear coated it on the cheap. There's an easier way to mount it with bolting receiving tabs to frame..otherwise you can alter tank tabs as I did.
     

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  9. jefft

    jefft XS650 Junkie

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    I have an XS 750 tank on mine. As far as bobbers I think the Cole Foster is hands down the best looking tank. By the way, there are a couple of nice looking XS 750 tanks on ebay right now if anyones looking.
    jefft
     
  10. Sparky

    Sparky XS650 Addict

    Heres mine, an 81 bobber with a honda rebel tank. I love the teardrop shape. It does have some fitment issues- the petcock hits the top of the engine, but a shorter petcock and raising it some fixed that. I dont know what year the tank is, it came with the bike.

    first pic is the day i got the bike, to show what it would look like on an all stock (if very beat up) bike, second pic is a bit closer to how the bike looks now.
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  11. Demin

    Demin XS650 Enthusiast

    I also found this one with a Savage tan,amongst a bunch of other Savage parts.I think it belongs to somebody on here.I was going to do mine like this because I do a lot of Savages.But he beat me to it.
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  12. hears a honda rebel tank with some mod's
     

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  13. coneeng

    coneeng XS650 Addict

    A lot depends on the style bike you're building. Mine is an aluminum DT/YZ.
     

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  14. racerdave

    racerdave ^ Gone not forgotten ^

    Agree it is really dependent on style of the bike you want. This is my Champion 750 styl[​IMG]

    The XS750 standard is on of the easiest. Remove the tank mount cups off your frame. Use your original rubber mounts with a washer in them, bolt them backwards to your frame in the correct spot, and install the XS750 tank,
     
  15. FrkyMnky

    FrkyMnky XS650 Junkie

    DT250 tank. Uses stock front mounts.

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  16. here's hodaka road toad tank on my xs
     

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  17. jefft

    jefft XS650 Junkie

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    Best looking combination I have ever seen was a cole foster tank with a springer front end. Spades style.
    jefft
     
  18. Dude, you can literally use any tank you want. Every single tank you could use other than stock will require some modifications. There is not a direct bolt on replacement other than stock, so literally any tank on the planet COULD work. It all depends on what you want.
     
  19. Slide

    Slide XS650 Enthusiast

    Here's a large quick fill tank for you.

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