79-82 fuel tanks

79-82 fuel tanks

Postby rippper43 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:44 am

Are they the same for all years other than the petcocks .
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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby zxbob » Thu May 26, 2011 7:26 am

No

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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby EMS » Thu May 26, 2011 7:28 am

79 and 80 tanks are interchangeable, and 81 and 82 tanks are. You can put a 79/80 tank on a 81/82 and vice-versa, but you would have to change the sidecovers and the seats correspondingly.
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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby texas-ss-tornado » Thu May 26, 2011 7:31 am

Be careful if you have an 80 Japanese model. The tank mounts are slotted. I still don't know why, but on the 80 Japanese models, there is about an inch long rod that comes out from the big front rubber tank mounts. I have no idea why they are there, but a "regular" 79/80 tank will not fit, unless you open up or "notch" the front mount. Ask me how I know this..........
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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby EMS » Thu May 26, 2011 7:42 am

Not quite correct.
The longer stubs to hold the tank mounting rubbers were introduced on the 79 models at about serial number ...4,000 (I have the exact number somewhere) Up to this number, the brackets on the tanks were "closed" and if you want to mount one of these early tanks on a later bike, you have to cut the studs on the frame.
All 80 tanks were of the "slotted" design.
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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby texas-ss-tornado » Thu May 26, 2011 8:16 am

I cut the tank instead of the bike, because I have an 80 tank being repainted with the correct slots on it. I just assumed it was a Japanese model thing because that's what I have. I stand corrected! Learn something new every day!
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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby daves79x » Thu May 26, 2011 12:54 pm

I believe I explained all this in a recent post you made concerning this. Just don't want to see incorrect info floating around. Thanks Mike for the nice photographic explanation.

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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby EMS » Thu May 26, 2011 1:01 pm

daves79x wrote: Thanks Mike for the nice photographic explanation.

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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby NobleHops » Thu May 26, 2011 2:10 pm

EMS wrote:
daves79x wrote: Thanks Mike for the nice photographic explanation.

Dave


:D :D :D Fortunately, I am the largest non-selling horder of used and NOS CBX parts in the world...... :D :D


My significant other just completed a course in helping people with how to cope with these...issues Mike :-). Perhaps I'll send her to give you a consultation...

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...With a truck. Yeah, that's it :-).

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Re: 79-82 fuel tanks

Postby rippper43 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:45 pm

Thanks men. that is what I thought but I could not remember the differences in them.
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