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Incoming - Aluminum Fuel Tank for my Dominator

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by speirmoor, May 19, 2018.

  1. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

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    I'm more into the paint. As gorgeous as those polished tanks are on their own, to me, they make the bike look disjointed. Not bad, mind you, but not as elegant. If I wanted an ally tank, I'd get it painted or change the rear cowl to something that would match the polished look. I'm with FE. Lord knows his bike is still tops.
     
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  2. Stephen_Spencer

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  3. Voodooo

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    Well the galaxy gray comes shipped on the Naked along with the dreadful long pipes.
    The brushed aluminum tank and megaphones come in a separate box.

    I only separately bought the polished aluminum tank for my commando.
    Would I buy it again?
    Nope!
    But to late now, maybe down the road I’ll put the sexy black n gold back on the Commando and see what the polished tank looks like on the Naked.
     
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  4. Voodooo

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    I purchased the following items in polished for my commando.
    Top and bottom yolk
    Dash
    Foot controls
    Both heel plates
    Both handle bar clamps

    I wish I could remember what I paid but that was over 2 years ago.
    I’d contact Rob at the factory and have him give you a current price.
    Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

    As beautiful as the aluminum tank is, if I were to do it again.
    I’d keep my black painted tank on. That’s just my opinion.
    I wish my commando had the black engine also. Something about all black looks menacing and mean.

    I love the black Dominators as well, but the Naked was my choice Once I seen a picture of it. To me, the Naked is perfect and raw. I’m glad Norton left the frame bare and not painted silver.
     
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  5. TonyA

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    Why not a two tone paint ? Leave some of the alloy showing . Of course it has to be painted and costly , but that would be very cool . I want the alum. tank because of the 3+ liters of extra fuel. With the gas mileage I can get with this thing I can go 180 miles before filling up again. That's a huge benefit when you're taking long trips and out in the hills and country. I also carry a 2 quart plastic fuel can on the bike and can be more confident to stretch those tanks !
     
  6. TonyA

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    You may be able to sell the Alum tank ?
     
  7. Voodooo

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    Painting it isn’t a problem for me, my dad owns a body shop. Just never got around to really doing it. I also thought of using black vinyl computer cut to the shape to see if I really like it. If not I could easily remove it.
     
  8. Voodooo

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    I have a hard time selling things lol.
     
  9. Raphi

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    If you allow, I’ll post the price here, you sent it to me via PM at the time...
     
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  10. Voodooo

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    Please do.
    Not sure if or how much the prices may have changed.
     
  11. TonyA

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    Hello Again Voodoo , If you plan on keeping your Norton's for a long time , then I would keep the Alum, tank(s) . Here's why : There may be a limited lifespan on the plastic/nylon tanks . When the time come that your plastic tank fails , you will have the alum tanks to fall back on . And as most will agree , the Alum should be a life long gas tank. Get it painted / decals applied clear coat and don't look back ! This is my plan , I will use my plastic until it fails then switch to Alum ..
     
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  12. Raphi

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    And you have an extra fuel capacity!
     
  13. Raphi

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    Voilà :
    Polished top and bottom yolks
    Polished top nut
    Polished handle bar risers
    Polished handle bar clamps
    Polished gauge holder
    Polished heel plates
    Polished foot controls (rear brake and shifter)
    Polished pegs
    Polished gear box filler plug
    For everything listed above I (Voodoo) paid $2553.83 US dollars and that also includes shipping from England to USA.
     
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  14. MxMartin

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    I took the monza cap apart and found a nice little closed grommet that fits perfect in the vent hole and when the cap is put back together the grommet gets sandwiched between the two metal discs holding the sealing washer so it can't fall out. Filled the tank to the brim, had a run out today and no spilled fuel :)
     
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