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    Question Need help mounting a stock metal XT225 Tank on my TW....??

    Yes, I did search for info on how to mount it, but all I found were info on mounting the plastic Clarke tank, not an OEM XT225 metal tank. Only one question (well, so far...LOL). The xt tank has a narrower opening in the middle. So, the 2 front mounting posts on the frame hit the tank. I just wanted to know if those who mounted one, had to grind them down? And anything else to make it fit. What do I need to do?

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    I PMd you back
    I know I said I'd post my how to but haven't yet.
    But here is my front
    Cutting down the posts for stock grommets

    I used washer over the posts duct tape and hack saw.
    I then cut grommets down. But I didn't use them in my final mount. I took one hockey puck cut it to an oblong grommet. I just laid the 2 stock grommets on the puck and traced. And then cut it in half. Then I shaped/ grounded to length. I ended up with a grommet about 5/8 to 3/4 longer than stock grommets.
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    You have a front disk and high mount fender so your air "fins" may not need any mods but for me I wasn't comfortable the way my front brake cable would catch. So I dremeled away at the left one.
    I still need to correct the size of my fuel filter. But a 90 is the best fit. Even my big one works.
    I'll run out and snap a few more pics.

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    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Ok snapped a few more pics.
    Yes my bike is dirty! But it's not even 50* out so it will stay dirty.

    This is where I placed tank

    Here is tank grommets cut down

    My rear mount is similar to using a stock XT350 tank.
    So I cut that post out too. I do not have photos on my phone anymore. But there is a how to thread for the 350 tank.
    Here is how it dremeled the front fin



    And then the side panels


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    Need help mounting a stock metal XT225 Tank on my TW....??

    If you set it forward place protection on the tank and check to see if your tank has become your fork stops. Or if you have clearance for handle bars and bark busters if you have those.

    The finished(?) look.
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    Perfect, Thank You.... I'll get it done tomorrow and post some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padilen View Post
    If you set it forward place protection on the tank and check to see if your tank has become your fork stops. Or if you have clearance for handle bars and bark busters if you have those.

    The finished(?) look.
    Yeah, the bars don't hit, but the clamps for the bark busters do hit the tank. I'll figure that out tomorrow when I finsh. I may just end up modding the for stops...... Thanks again....

    So, were those pics of the turn signals helpful at all? It took me 45 minutes to get that one back on...LOL The hollow threaded post is so loose in the light until I got it tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werloc View Post
    Yeah, the bars don't hit, but the clamps for the bark busters do hit the tank. I'll figure that out tomorrow when I finsh. I may just end up modding the for stops...... Thanks again....

    So, were those pics of the turn signals helpful at all? It took me 45 minutes to get that one back on...LOL The hollow threaded post is so loose in the light until I got it tight.
    I'm on cell I just loaded them into my computer to be able to see. But watching a movie now. So I'll check later.

    I preferred to place tank back. That way the front is similar to stock. No need to worry about smashing the pretty tank..

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    OK, So here are some pics of the XT225 tank installed on my bike. I was lucky that my gas cap fit this tank, so ony need the 1 key for all. I took my time, so the tank clears, and nothing hits with steering at full lock. All I need to do tonight, is trim a little off the side plastics to match at tank, and allow use of petcock. I also mounted the powered USB port, battery tender plug, rock guard on headlight, iphone mount, wide pegs, longer shift lever, fold away mirrors, front tire, etc. It's raining out, so tomorrow, I'll take nicer pics with my good camera. I will be testing my helmet cam tomorrow as well.

    Thanks for the help with tank everyone....







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