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Old 11-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

My gas tank cracked during a trip over the norwegian mountains this summer so I figured why not get one that looks a little bit better than the beefy original tank.



I´ve been looking around the web for some pics and it seems like many use the P-nut tank or one of a similar size (~2 gallons), but since there can be far between the gas stations around here I would rather use a slighty longer (for better proportions imho) tank that holds at least 2.5 gallons.

Anyone with a suggestion?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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I personally think the wassel banana tanks look just about perfect, and I believe they hold more thsn the P-Nuts do. I don't think there is an aftermarket repro for them, but they pop up on that auction site that shall not be named from time to time.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

What Crush suggested. The Wassell Banana just looks right on a Triumph and is about the same capacity as a stock slimline bonnie tank.

Here is a pic of one on my '67 TT Spcl.

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Cool Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

Or, you could find a stock U.S. market 1966-1970 slimline Bonneville tank and it will bolt right up and is probably the most recognized and most admired Triumph gas tank ever made.

Having said that, I like the Wassell Banana tanks too...and run one on my '57 Triumph 6T but I don't think it hold more than two gallons...it is basically just a longer Hap Jones/Wassell Peanut tank.





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Old 11-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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Or I could make you one of these, but not exactly an economical way to go...




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Old 11-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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Or I could make you one of these, but not exactly an economical way to go...



That is a beautiful, sexy tank. You made that? Really nice job.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

Have you considered the '70s HD Super Glide tank?
They actually look pretty nice on a Triumph. Here are a couple pics of 2 members bike's on this site and one from another forum.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

Older stock 500. No scallop in these.
Wow, some lovely bikes up there!! ^^^

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

Lots of great input here, thanks a lot! I really like the look of the slimline and the banana tank so I´ll keep an eye out for one.

A bit strange though that no aftermarket tanks with that shape exist given that they look so good.

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Old 11-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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The banana tanks are gorgeous. I wish someone made a re-pop of those.
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The banana tanks are gorgeous. I wish someone made a re-pop of those.

No doubt...I second that motion !!
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

How similar to the banana tank is the "narrow alien" tank sold by Lowbrow Customs?



Judging from some pics it is somewhat similar in shape and size, and a new aftermarket tank is easier to work with than an old dented and rusty Ebay tank.

http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/p1213/...em_description
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

That Alien shape is completely different. Paughco has been making them for 30 years....
There are still NOS Bananas out there. They were not that popular with most guys.
Bananas just happen to look right on a near stock Triumph. They look awful friscoed.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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Default Re: Aftermarket gas tank for a triumph

Ok.

I removed the leaking tank and the inverted megaphones that were in the way of my side stand and just didn´t look right, now I have a better view of what kind of tank that will fit the bike.



No flat bottom or flat sides, it would not blend in with the curves on the engine. If I have to move the coils so be it, easier than modifying the tank to go outside them.



Low near the seat and raised at the front so it makes a curved line all the way up to the steering head with a bit of visible frame on both sides of the tank, pretty slim as well so it doesen´t look like a sack of potatoes on a bicycle from above...
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