96 Sporty Sport 5 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Truffle, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Truffle

    Truffle Member

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    Hey All,

    I have been trolling the site and others all day looking for info on a 5/5.5 tank to put on my sporty (I like the size and extra fuel of the 5/+) but I cant seem to find one every one I have looked at have said they don’t work on the xl1200s so I am pleading to you all to see if anyone has put one on or knows of one that will fix/work on a 96 xl1200s I have been looking at the fat bob style tanks with and without dash mounts.

    I suppose if there isn’t one available my last option is the 3.9 or 4 but I would prefer a min of a 5 if anyone has any suggestions.

    Truffle
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Have you measures the length of these tanks? If you have and they will fit lengthwise you can buy a tank and weld mounts on it to fit your sporty
     
  3. Truffle

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    I'm kinda looking for an option that doesn't require welding, I just want to be able to buy it or order it and install it on my bike after maybe painting it.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Although i have not fitted that size of tank i believe that the reason the larger tanks don't fit some models is that the seat will get in the way of the larger tank so seat may have to be replaced to allow sufficient space for the larger size of tank

    Brian
     
  5. Ken S.

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    I googled gas tanks online for a sporty.

    Harley Davidson Custom Gas Tanks

    There are other sites as well.
     
  6. Truffle

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    ya i looked at that site none of the tanks there will work on a xl1200s except for the sporty bob tank which is a 4gal

    thanks for the lookout though

    I'm not particularly attached to my seat as it needs to be replaced as well
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The Iron Butt Rally guys put a bolt on custom made tank under the rack area or in the passenger pillion area, or custom made...eh..."bulbous gargantuan ones" that make the bike look like a Paris to Dakar Rally Bike. There was a recent post on the subject 'bout a month ago...may want to do the <search> tab near the top of the HDT web page. Sticky has done a super job making things work here!
     
  8. Truffle

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    thats kinda kewl, I don't think it would look that kewl on a sporty but its a nice option for those long distance runs with others who have bigger tanks.

    I was really hoping for a 5 gallon tank but from all of my searching its looking like im just going to have to settle with a 4gal

    oh well if anyone finds any info on a 5gal let me know

    Thanks