- Dec 3, 2018
I cannot confirm yet but I follow with great interest
Ditto here.As I recall, the standard tank is very close the the battery and, more importantly, the battery terminals.
I would suggest building in more clearance here to avoid the risk of a short. Also to avoid fatigue from fouling (alloy doesn’t respond well to contact + vibration.
Both caps will be available, I think the Monza cap maybe a slight on-cost as they have to buy them in.And possibly a 6th. I will need to do some research on shipping costs to NZ.
I currently have a Givi tanklock arrangement on the recessed cap in the plastic tank, would prefer to stay with that on an alloy tank.
Thanks for looking into this.
please tell us more about Zug method!Just for the record.
I have an alluminium fuel tank fitted to my Norton F1 Sport.
This bike has now done 55.000 miles and the only damage done was a crack in a mounting bracket at the rear caused by overzealous tightening of a ratchet strap securing the bike on numerous ferries over the years.
I now use the method the Auto Zug guys use when fastening the bike to the train.
I also use my own straps for securing bike.
Any bike not just my Norton’s.
Tony,What will it look like ? Any drawings to show us ? Thanks.
Good Question, I'm guessing the alloy tanks that Norton buy in are also not an exact replica of the plastic tank. For now I'd assume they will be a damn close representation but I'll clarify about manufacturing tolerances once I've collected a few more questions. As to visible undressed welds I'm assuming the only one might be at the front around the oil filler, again, I'll clarify. Once I share the website most things will be clearer.
wasn’t showing off. But damn, I’d love to have these pieces you’ve posted. Very nice!Ferreteer,
Here you are. Several photos of the prototypes I acquired from Kenny Dreer. I'm not sure these are as good as the photos Voodoo sent in, but I really think he was just showing off (lol). Let me know if I can be any help.
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Guys a member has pmd me to offer a leaking tank as a sample. This is great news but will require international postage. If anyone is UK based it would make things a lot simpler give me a shout.Hello Ferreteer , Ok , Good . So you will try and get the same look as the original Norton tank. Why not try to find a local Norton 961 and use the real thing ? There may be some guys that have a bad plastic tank for you to use. Actually there may be some forum members in England that have replaced leaking tanks , I hope they will respond .
When you use the Moto Rail Auto Zug (German) or Auto Slapper, meaning sleeper,please tell us more about Zug method!
Thanks!When you use the Moto Rail Auto Zug (German) or Auto Slapper, meaning sleeper,
Dutch. The method they use is to have four short straps which fasten to the frame at the rear & two fasten to the bottom of the yokes,the the ratchet straps pull the bike down unlike the ferries which put one strap over the seat then pull it down, this can cause all sorts of damage to seats brackets etc.as you can imagine.The Moto rail used to go from Den Bosch in Holland to Verona or Genoa in Italy.Ride there train home to save time when I was working.