fuel tank

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by shai, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. shai

    shai Member

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    Is it possible to change the fuel tank of 883 low to a larger one and what is the

    capacity of the larger one.?

    Thnks.
     
  2. melb_ourne

    melb_ourne Member

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    Just had a look thru the HD 2009 parts catalog and No larger tank for 883...
     
  3. Painter61

    Painter61 Member

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    i have a custom with a 4.5 gal tank
     
  4. Vilemind

    Vilemind Member

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    Sure there are 4.5 gallon tanks ... i have a 2007 883 low,, i bought a 4.5 gallon tank from my local harley shop already painted to match and everything.. cost alot but to me was well worth it
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Peanut tank looks good, but 3.3 gals just did not cut it on my 2004 XL1200R, but new seat is needed for the new 4.5 gal. tank from 2005 XL1200C which indexes the forward seat "horn" a bit, but Drag Specialties flame seat w/pillion was an easy change.

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  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    My brother put a "twin bob" tank on his 1999 sporty - looked real good. Can't ask how he did it b/c he doesn't talk w/me anymore...:(

    Somehow we had a falling-out, but I don't recall why. Anyway - yes, there are aftermarket tanks for your bike. Just do a little research & envisioning. Good luck!
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have a twin bob tank on my sporty and put one on the wifes sporty the 70 mile range of the wee peanut tank just did not work well in the more remote areas of scotland they came as kits with new mounts front and rear but that was for the rigid mount sportys the frame on the rubber mounts is different but im sure that out there someplace is a kit to fit a larger tank to just about every harley

    Brian
     
  8. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Be happy. My old XLCH had a 2.2 gal. tank. 3.3 is a serious step up.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Some of the older Iron Roadsters came stock with the superglide4.2 tank:s