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Offline mike667

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A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« on: 09.12. 2008 12:08 »
hey gang
 thinking about getting a larger capacity fuel tank for my 61 A10 - anyone know what year of the later (if any) of the BSA lightin/t-bolts tanks may bolt right up??

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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #1 on: 09.12. 2008 12:42 »
rather think it's a no go, but new tanks are being made for A10/A7 Goldie etc could be costly if no-one your side imports them ( from India I think?)
Ebay might be your best bet

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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #2 on: 09.12. 2008 13:34 »
If you look at an A10 frame from above,the top tube splays out to become a Y shape towards the seat. An A65 frame  top tube stops earlier to form a T shape. An A65 tank will probably need its tunnel widening at the back to fit the frame.

IMHO opinion a large capacity A65 tank isnt as pretty as an A10 one,  the A10 one has a flattish top, whilst the A65 is more rounded on the top and looks more bulbous.
A standard A10 tank has to be a better bet...
I take it you saw my recent post?
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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #3 on: 09.12. 2008 14:05 »
If you look at an A10 frame from above,the top tube splays out to become a Y shape towards the seat. An A65 frame  top tube stops earlier to form a T shape. An A65 tank will probably need its tunnel widening at the back to fit the frame.

IMHO opinion a large capacity A65 tank isnt as pretty as an A10 one,  the A10 one has a flattish top, whilst the A65 is more rounded on the top and looks more bulbous.
A standard A10 tank has to be a better bet...
I take it you saw my recent post?
Cheers,
Iain


Bummer  - ok thanks Bill/Iain -


 hi Iain - yes saw the post of your -tempting but shipping to the US makes that pricey!  - there are a few on US ebay right now - but they look mostly like early A65 tanks -  they lack the knee rubbers (which i really don't like that much anyways) i did see that burton makes some repo's - but they are $ too

guess i can just gas up ever 100 miles or so -ughh for long trips - but then again maybe my ass need the break from the seat by then anyways

thx
 Mike

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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #4 on: 11.12. 2008 16:35 »
What size tank have you got on there buddy? You say you need to fill up every 100 miles, maybe you have the American export 2 gallon tank. Why not just change it for the Std 4 gallon tank which UK models had fitted ? 4 gallon is the same capacity as the early A65's
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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #5 on: 11.12. 2008 22:16 »
What size tank have you got on there buddy? You say you need to fill up every 100 miles, maybe you have the American export 2 gallon tank. Why not just change it for the Std 4 gallon tank which UK models had fitted ? 4 gallon is the same capacity as the early A65's

yes i have the gallon US export - the std 4 gallon tank would be great -  except they don't come up often on the "bay" here in the states  while the A65 do  (thus my question for interchangeability)

when they (A10 4 gallon)do show up they apparently are made of gold

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BSA-A10-4-GAL-ORIGINAL-TANK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35604QQihZ008QQitemZ180313446446QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #7 on: 12.12. 2008 12:10 »
Have you thought about off-setting the cost of that four gallon tank by advertising your two gallon tank in EBAY.UK ?
I know that the two gallon tanks are rare and sought after here by the lads building specials.

This guy in another thread is after one for example.

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=752.0



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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #8 on: 12.12. 2008 12:11 »
Have you thought about off-setting the cost of that four gallon tank by advertising your two gallon tank in EBAY.UK ?
I know that the two gallon tanks are rare and sought after here by the lads building specials.

 that is a thought- and a good one -goes against my pack rat instincts *eek* - but if i don't find something by approaching riding season i will probably do just that
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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #9 on: 12.12. 2008 12:43 »
He's after a plunger one.
It would be a shame to part with an original piece like that.
Just bide your time. Something will show up at a price or time that you can afford it.
I've often justified new purchases through the selling off of unneeded possessions etc.
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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #10 on: 12.12. 2008 13:42 »

I've often justified new purchases through the selling off of unneeded possessions etc.
Cheers,
Iain

 an unneeded possession - i never knew there was such a thing when concerning my motorbikes?? *smile*

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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #11 on: 13.12. 2008 06:21 »


when they (A10 4 gallon)do show up they apparently are made of gold

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BSA-A10-4-GAL-ORIGINAL-TANK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35604QQihZ008QQitemZ180313446446QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


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  Hi Mike the $800 seems really expensive, but when you look at what restoring an old tank will cost its not so bad. 
  old tank $100
  repair  depending on how bad  $250???
  Chroming $500- $600
  Badges, rubbers $150- $200  So really $800 isn't bad If you have to restore one.  I am not sure on the price of the Indian made chrome tanks?  That might be an option.  Jeff

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Re: A10 Gas tank interchangeability
« Reply #12 on: 13.12. 2008 11:16 »


when they (A10 4 gallon)do show up they apparently are made of gold

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BSA-A10-4-GAL-ORIGINAL-TANK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35604QQihZ008QQitemZ180313446446QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


  Hi Mike the $800 seems really expensive, but when you look at what restoring an old tank will cost its not so bad. 
  old tank $100
  repair  depending on how bad  $250???
  Chroming $500- $600
  Badges, rubbers $150- $200  So really $800 isn't bad If you have to restore one.  I am not sure on the price of the Indian made chrome tanks?  That might be an option.  Jeff
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Hi J
 yes it the long run you are right -  burton bikes also has a cool goldie clubman tank for the same price (at least with the rising American dollar!)

 Since it snowed 2 days ago and my home's   heating oil reservoir tank sprang a leak (ARGHHHHHHHH) i will have to keep searching  (well i guess there is the plastic purchase so maybe!)