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    Junior Member Land's Avatar
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    I had the gas tank off my BMW R1200GS Adv today, so I thought I'd see how well it fit on my T-Dub.







    Hey, it could work.



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    If I had an old TW200 tank I'd slice it down the sides vertically with a cutter and weld in 2" of plate steel. The shape would be the same but it would be four inches wider giving at least another 5 litres by my estimation. It would have the same side profile and frankly is too skinny as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Land View Post
    I had the gas tank off my BMW R1200GS Adv today, so I thought I'd see how well it fit on my T-Dub.



    Hey, it could work.



    Chris


    Wow...it looks so much faster.



    And a little like the batmobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw200sgp View Post
    If I had an old TW200 tank I'd slice it down the sides vertically with a cutter and weld in 2" of plate steel. The shape would be the same but it would be four inches wider giving at least another 5 litres by my estimation. It would have the same side profile and frankly is too skinny as it is.


    You could cut it into thirds by cutting on both sides of the cap and inserting two inches or so on both sides. That would definitely work but would take some time. Could be a fun project if you could find a cheap tank. It wouldnt matter if it was dented because you can work those out while it is split. If I ever run across a cheap tank I may pursue this option.
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    I split the sides off my spare tank and was going to expand it, but it was so rusty inside it ended up in the scrap pile.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Ben Parry expanded a stock tank. Maybe search the archives?




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    Quote Originally Posted by tw200sgp View Post
    If I had an old TW200 tank I'd slice it down the sides vertically with a cutter and weld in 2" of plate steel. The shape would be the same but it would be four inches wider giving at least another 5 litres by my estimation. It would have the same side profile and frankly is too skinny as it is.


    I got a stock tank from my 2000 that looks like it was Bondo'd. It was leaking when I went to see the bike before I bought it from the previous owner so I had him replace the tank with a Clarke. It would be perfect to cut up. If you're interested let me know and I'll take a few pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw200sgp View Post
    If I had an old TW200 tank I'd slice it down the sides vertically with a cutter and weld in 2" of plate steel. The shape would be the same but it would be four inches wider giving at least another 5 litres by my estimation. It would have the same side profile and frankly is too skinny as it is.


    It's been done. I saw the pix in a thread on the old forum.



    It worked great!!
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