Softail Oil Tank

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by lawsonjoe, May 1, 2009.

  1. lawsonjoe

    lawsonjoe Member

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    I have a 2006 Softail standard FXST, with a black oil tank. I recieved a chip on the bottom and noticed that my oil tank looks to be chrome. My question is are they chrome and painted over or what. The problem is I bought this bike used and dont know if they painted over a chrome oil tank? Looks factory to me but what do I know
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have never seen factory paint over chrome,then again I haven't been around HDs that long and there are a few odd things I have seen them do!:small3d019:
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Possible it was painted over by a previous owner? It wouldn't make sense to chrome it and paint over the chrome. Trying to remember if the FXST came with a chrome tank, I think it may.
     
  4. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    The FSXT did come equipped wit a chrome oil tank.The only Softails I can think of with painted tanks are the Rocker and the Cross Bones.
     
  5. Goofuss

    Goofuss Active Member

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    My 06 is painted.
     
  6. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    My 01 is painted
     
  7. jrbrad1

    jrbrad1 New Member

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    Yes, they are chrome painted black. Softail Standards have a black oil tank.
     
  8. lawsonjoe

    lawsonjoe Member

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    thank you that anwsers my question, I know that they are black because mine is black. but like I was saying it is loosing its paint and looks chrome under the paint. Just making sure
     
  9. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    My '07 FXST (Softail Standard) came black stock. I bought the bike Bran New. I got a buddy with an '07 FXSTC (Softail Custom) and his came Chrome.
    As far as the FSXT, I'm not sure what than comes with 'cause I'm not sure what model that is:p J/K
     
  10. harleydogg

    harleydogg Member

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    My FXST Softail Standard came with a Painted tank (black).