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What years and models did Harley put on 3 1/2 gallon flatside tanks? Is there an easy way to tell from pictures? I want to buy a set but they all look like 4.2 Heritage tanks to me. Thanks
 

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What years and models did Harley put on 3 1/2 gallon flatside tanks? Is there an easy way to tell from pictures? I want to buy a set but they all look like 4.2 Heritage tanks to me. Thanks
I think the last year for the 3-1/2 gallon tanks was '64, I think the police edition in '65 had them. After that they switched to 5 gallon tanks.

Here is an interesting thread: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80974&highlight=repop+gas+tanks

You'll see the differences between oem and repop tanks.
 

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So what you're saying is there are no original flatside 3.5 gallon tanks only the repops. I want rubber mounted ones that are original Harley, but if they weren't made I'll go with the 4.2's
 

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So what you're saying is there are no original flatside 3.5 gallon tanks only the repops. I want rubber mounted ones that are original Harley, but if they weren't made I'll go with the 4.2's
No, oem 3-1/2 gallon tanks were used up until '64/'65, after that they went to 5 gallon tanks.

I included that link to show you the differences between the 3-1/2 gallon oem and repop tanks.
 

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Hd 48 Hes talking softail tanks , not Fl Shovel or Pan ,

Yes they made 3.5 Flatside Softail Tanks , you can tell by the width at the back , i will go through my books and see when they used them the only bike i know of for sure is 1988 -89 Softail Springer Custom (FXSTS) i think .... Pm me and ill get you a set of Oem's
 

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Hd 48 Hes talking softail tanks , not Fl Shovel or Pan ,

Yes they made 3.5 Flatside Softail Tanks , you can tell by the width at the back , i will go through my books and see when they used them the only bike i know of for sure is 1988 -89 Softail Springer Custom (FXSTS) i think .... Pm me and ill get you a set of Oem's

From the picture can you make out if these are 3.5?
 
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