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    Probably not a bad thread to resurrect. I just fitted a Clarke XT225 4.1 gallon today:



    Quite a bit taller than the stocker:







    It actually slid right on and the handlebars cleared fine, but the bottom of the fork clamps hit when turning as well as the brake cable holder. The seat also didn't fit right:











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    The brake cable holder I just removed and used the top one (backwards I think):







    To clear the clamps I moved the tank backwards by re-drilling the aluminum plate holes. To keep the tank up (left valve cover is a contact point) I spaced the rubber mount up with a few washers:







    Seems to be working, the clamps clear and there is still clearance on the valve cover:







    For the seat I tried just cutting the ribs underneath to allow it to bend, but that wasn't enough so I pulled some staples and cut the plastic under the vinyl:







    Bends easy now, and I stapled it back up so the vinyl is uncut.
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    Partially together:







    All together:







    My left sidepanel was broken, so I like the Clarke on it's own, no unfilled hole:







    On the right side it has to be kept, I cut a bit of the angle brace but it doesn't fit that well.







    Still, I think it's going to be good.
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    dude that looks great. the short handlebars, round headlight, and the tall tank, work well together. what type of handlebars are those and where did you get them if you dont mind me asking. i want some my self.



    thanks, shawn
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    P, excellent job on the modifications... tank. headlight, luggage, street tires. Looks like you are ready for a road trip!.



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    are those the factory handle bars? they look like they sit much lower than mine.
    not a TW owner but i play one on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsonsgccc View Post
    are those the factory handle bars? they look like they sit much lower than mine.


    Think so. They were on the bike when I bought it in April anyway.



    This is how it looked then:







    I'm thinking that the new tank being so much taller (almost double) makes the bars look short.



    Anyway, thanks for the compliments and I'm relieved the tank is working out so far. SpudRider had a great writeup about fitting it to his Zongshen, I was really hoping it would fit the TW as well.

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    they didnt appear to have the cross bar tht most have and i guess with the round head light and tank they just match perfectly. i guess i will have to get me one of those tanks and round headlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsonsgccc View Post
    dude that looks great. the short handlebars, round headlight, and the tall tank, work well together.


    +1
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    Where did you find the side bags?

    They are just the size i have been looking for.
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