87' tank replacement advice

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Jay-v, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Jay-v

    Jay-v New Member

    I have just bought my first streetbike and it
    is an 87 Sportster 883 EVO.
    Now i know there IS nothing like riding around on a harley :)

    The thing is it has a 2.2 Gallon tank and it is wayyy to small IMO.
    Ive seen other 87 evos with 3.2 gal + tanks but cannot find anywhere to buy one.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for sites to purchase them?
  2. Fossil

    Fossil Active Member

    Harley Davidson sells larger Sportster tanks and most aftermaket like J&P will have larger tanks also. Look around on the internet.
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Any tank that will fit an evo sportster up to 2003 should fit your bike
    many of the aftermarket tank kits use special mounts to mount the tank to the frame and should come with the tank
    you may also find that any larger tanks may have the petcock sited on the left side of the tank so you will need a longer bit of pipe from the petcock to the carb
    there should be a lot of kits available in the big world out there but as i am in the UK anywhere i would look for a tank may not be suitable for you but zodiac and custom chrome both do kits that would be suitable

  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    J P and Denis Kirk have Quick Bob tanks that will fit, may also try Aftermarket & Custom Motorcycle Parts - Harley Davidson Parts - Cycles lots of choices out there, some older Roadsters came stock with a Superglide tank may see if this will fit May also try Elwood Speer@ 1-615-257-2708 if he is still open, he has nothing but Sporster parts, Good Luck, Capital Jack:s
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I put a Mustang brand 4.5 tank on my '87 XL. It looked good, but I still wanted to stop frequently to let my eyeballs settle down.:D
    J&P, Dennis Kirk, Jireh are some of the vendors that sell tanks. Ebay is a good place, you can find used tanks cheaper. If you like the look of the peanut tank, the Harley "King" Sportster tank is a good choice.