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    Three years ago my TW got a XT350 steel fuel tank of about 3 gallon.

    That’s fine for the everyday ride, but now I got aspirations to do a big ride as soon as I get my pension and will be free of the everyday grind of a job.

    Last week I stumbled upon an Acerbis tank for a Yamaha TT 600, made in 1989 and never used.

    The TT600 was never introduced in this country, so the shop finally put a reduced price on it.

    I took it home for $50.- and it looked like it could be made to fit.

    Today I put it on and it looks like I need to make some brackets and that’s it, fits just fine and should hold 20 liter or 5 gallon.

    It came without the 2 petcocks and tank cap.



    Does not look so bad



    It is sitting a bit higher than the old tank



    The seat is in its normal position, the small hole in the tank just above the front of the seat has a threaded nut in it. The seat was shortened to fit the XT350 tank. Now I may have to lengthen it to fit the TT tank



    I may put another riser under the handlebar that is here turned all the way to the left



    The 2 holes in the bottom have threaded nuts in them, I put a rag on top of the frame tube to keep the tank in the right position



    The front fork tubes and triple tree are just not touching the tank



    That’s what the bottom looks like
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    5 gallons would be great! I still have the 1.8 gallon tank and it seems I am always stopping for gas. Keep us posted how it works out.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Yikes! That's a lot of gas.



    5 gallons at 65mpg is 325 mile at 55mph that is 5.9 hours in the seat! Ouch!
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    I've been looking for one of those (or an early Tenere tank) for years.



    We never got the bikes, either. Once in a blue moon I see the tanks offered in Oz.



    I think Aqualine also made one of about the same capacity but it's pretty much unobtainium in The States.



    Nice score. Did you get any of the brackets with it?



    If anyone in The States ever finds one of these tanks I'll give you three stock tanks AND a Barry Manilow album fer it.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanjos View Post










    Not to de-rail your thread, but could you please give me some info on your front fender? I really like the looks of it. Thank You.

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    Congratulations, A TW first. Do I see the holes for dual (read that as two) petcocks (one on each side of the tank) which would reduce the problem of trapped gas and make it a real 5 gallon tank.

    Good onya. All tanks can be fitted, some are just not worth the trouble (this one probably is). Tom
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    That tank looks fantastic.

    I have the Clarke XT tank on mine. You say the tank does not get in the way of the triples or forks so you probably will not have to reshape the tank. However if you do have to here is how (I did it on my Clarke for the forks). Clarke tanks are made of PP (polypropylene)& most other plastic tanks are (there are XLPE, cross linked poly ethylene, tanks also). When PP is heated it changes from milky color to almost glass clear at the softening point. So I heated the tank with a hot air gun until it changed to glass clear & I could see where more heat was required. I wrapped a layer of carpet around the fork to make it slightly bigger for clearance & spring back. Turned the forks to press the carpet against the softened plastic & held it there while it cooled. Tank adjusted to suit with a little clearance.

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    The Acerbis tank was without brackets, petcocks or cap.

    The brackets I can make by myself, no problem, petcocks and cap can still be bought from Acerbis.

    The front fender is from Polisport the super moto model in orange.

    As soon as I have it fitted I will post, with pictures.

    This could take some time till I get the stuff from Acerbis.

    The TT600 tanks are still in the Acerbis catalogue

    http://www.acerbis.it/images/cat/pdf..._fueltanks.pdf

    My guess is that mine is a 20 liter model, they have a 23 liter model also.

    There is only one way to find this out, by filling it up.

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    The new 600 tanks aren't like yours. They have huge "elephant ears" and are quite a bit wider in every dimension than yours.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    This one measures 19 inches on the outside from ear to ear, that's pretty wide also.

    I have ordered the petcocks and cap, that will take about two weeks to arrive here.

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