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Offline Martin

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Indian petrol tank
« on: 24.03. 2020 19:07 »
Hi, do you have any experience with indian petrol tank? Is there a difference in manufacturer? I do search for one for A7 plunger. Until now i have not been successful to find the original one.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #1 on: 24.03. 2020 20:20 »
In general am pleased with the quality and price. I did need to adapt the petrol feeds and put a liner in it to stop the rust tho. If you can get an original in good condition that's best but almost certainly expensive. Mine was for a swing arm frame.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #2 on: 24.03. 2020 22:45 »
They vary in quality. I have a few and they are all slightly different because they are hand made in small quantities. If you are lucky you will get a good one which looks almost identical to the original, if you are unlucky it will be ill-fitting etc. I have heard of people who have complained successfully. Ebay tend to uphold in favour of the buyer if you can demonstrate that the tank is not  fit for use.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #3 on: 25.03. 2020 11:40 »
And when that happens it appears that some sellers either refund your money or send another tank as it's not worth sending the duff one back.

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #4 on: 25.03. 2020 17:38 »
I bought one for the Road Rocket. The quality was okay, but the tank bottom was different and the chrome is very thin! Keep it well waxed to prevent rust through.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #5 on: 27.03. 2020 10:38 »
Hi, do you have any experience with indian petrol tank? Is there a difference in manufacturer? I do search for one for A7 plunger. Until now i have not been successful to find the original one.
Martin
Probably around 2000 makers and around 30 different vendors
If you go through one of the bigger vendors then you might be lucky
If you are going to pay peanuts then do not expect to get a quality product  and do not complain if it is trash.
There used to be quality reproduction British Bike tank makers but now that all make custom tanks for Harleys because they will pay what it is worth for a hand made tank.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #6 on: 28.03. 2020 09:03 »
I have had two, if you want to ride the bike and have it look good there okay, but will never pass as concourse, you can tell they are repro but my bikes get used and they look tidy, you get what you pay for they are 1/2 the price of having yours chromed
I am happy with them for what I paid

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #7 on: 02.04. 2020 02:21 »
I'll let you know what mine is like if it ever gets out of India. This global lockdown is messing with my head.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #8 on: 02.04. 2020 08:51 »
Not the best picture quality, sorry, but this one has seen a lot of use since, I think it was, 2012.
It's not doing badly. Some tiny pinpricks in the chrome, which is certainly thin, but still half-decent from a couple of yards - and would be better were I a washer and polisher of things. I have been very happy with it, for a non-correct but reasonably up-together and hugely reliable bike. Not rusty inside. 
I'm sure the shape isn't spot on, but don't know/care in what respects, and it fitted easily on this swing-arm bike. Taps were run through all the various threads, and a new flat strip under the tank knocked up to accommodate where Mr Singh had placed the holes, and never a problem. Get what you pay for on these imho, and I happily paid and got, from a trader in the UK.
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #9 on: 02.04. 2020 10:14 »
An Indian Ebay seller who seems to get a lot of praise for his workmanship is "Pummy".

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #10 on: 02.04. 2020 12:09 »
I have a few tanks from "Pummy" and they are solid and  good chrome.

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #11 on: 02.04. 2020 22:09 »
i bought one for an a10 plunger and it was perfect in my eyes. sorry cant find a picture

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #12 on: 02.04. 2020 22:59 »
Putting a liner in a new tank is in my humble opinion, a mistake. Inevitably it will delaminate and fail sooner or later, then it'll be a nightmare to clean out.

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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #13 on: 03.04. 2020 07:11 »
I bought a tank from vintageindiaautoworld13@yahoo AKA khanmoussin2010 and now have 2 tanks that won't fit on an A10
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Re: Indian petrol tank
« Reply #14 on: 15.06. 2020 01:01 »
I ordered my tank from royalwheels2018 way in advance of this global lockdown back in February, and have still not received it. I have been told it's been sent, then it's being held at airport, then they'd received it back, then they were going to refund, then they said they'd sent it, now they say it's ready to send but are asking me to buy another item from their Ebay shop so that they can post it!, I've told them to refund my account and have now heard nothing from them since. I know there are some decent Indian tanks and sellers out there but these lot ain't.
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