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Offline Stevefromleicester

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Petrol tank identification
« on: 25.05. 2021 10:22 »
Hell there .Can anyone help me identify this tank?
I stripped the thick green paint off gently and its red but has the fittings for a hinged filler cap not a screw on one.
There are two fuel taps underneath plus two bolts to take a fixing strap (?)at the front.
The frame is painted dark green and I think its a 1954/5 swinging arm A7 frame, the engine is 1956  shooting star. thanks steve
Ps badge indentations on side are 4inch circular not pear shaped.

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #1 on: 25.05. 2021 21:19 »
G'day Steve  *welcome*
Looks very much like the original tank from my 57 Shooting Star but mine didn't have the hinged cap. Could be from a later SR or RGS.
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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #2 on: 25.05. 2021 23:19 »
Does it have a breather fitting welded to the top of the tank forward of the filler?
If so, it could be Gold Star or RGS, depending on where the fuel tap sockets are.

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #3 on: 27.05. 2021 07:50 »
There is no fuel breather welded to the tank. I will post a photo of the underside of the tank later today.

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #4 on: 27.05. 2021 08:45 »
Steve what shape and diameter are the badges ?

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #5 on: 27.05. 2021 13:25 »
Badges are 4 inch circular as stated  my original post !

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #6 on: 27.05. 2021 13:53 »
Underside view of tank I an trying to identify.

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #7 on: 27.05. 2021 21:50 »
Looks like A65 or A50.

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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #8 on: 27.05. 2021 22:14 »
 1965 A50 Cyclone? Looks pretty close.
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Re: Petrol tank identification
« Reply #9 on: 27.05. 2021 22:27 »
Thanks for that it could be a 500 cyclone tank as they had the winged hinged filler cap but no overflow pipe. My bike is becoming more of a bitza day by day !!