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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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So I got in a little spill on my 1999 kawasaki vulcan 800 classic the other night. Only damage was some ripped jeans and a pretty good dent in my gas tank. I'm looking into replacing the tank with a smaller one to give the bike a slimmer look, I've changed up about everything on the bike besides the tank. Anyways, does anyone know if a 2001 OEM Kawasaki VN750 tank would be able to fit on my 1999 classic? I found a very nice VN750 tank and am hoping that it will fit...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:50 PM
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So I got in a little spill on my 1999 kawasaki vulcan 800 classic the other night. Only damage was some ripped jeans and a pretty good dent in my gas tank. I'm looking into replacing the tank with a smaller one to give the bike a slimmer look, I've changed up about everything on the bike besides the tank. Anyways, does anyone know if a 2001 OEM Kawasaki VN750 tank would be able to fit on my 1999 classic? I found a very nice VN750 tank and am hoping that it will fit...
Doesn't look like it would without any mods to it. The dampers and mounts are different. Take a look for yourself but if you're good at doing mods you can fit just about anything to anything. You might have to also mod is the way the hoses and lines connect.

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http://fiche.worldofpowersports.com/...imc&A=423&B=28

2001 VN750
http://fiche.worldofpowersports.com/...imc&A=358&B=28

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:19 AM
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Might want to post that question under 800 vulcans, this is the welcome section
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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Joshua I agree with Comanche, if your bike is a carbed bike then there is probably a way to fab it on. You might have to maybe add some glass mat and bondo if the styling don't suit you, and then paint it up.

When I was much younger (and much dummer) I bought a Fiberglass Chopper (Sportster style) tank for my Bobbed out Triump 650. It came with inset aluminum threads already in the Fiberglass tank.

I bought and installed a brass pipe adaptor fitting that would accomodate my Trumpet petcock threads to the new tanks threads. Then I rode to a welding shop with the Fiberglass tank between my legs with a heavy towel between the new tank to be and the Trumpet tank.

I showed the welder what tank I had and where the mounting bolts where, and asked him could he do what I needed. He said yes, so in his parking lot I removed my OEM Trumpet tank and rolled the bike into his shop. He welded me a couple of plates on each side of the backbone, set the tank on them, marked and drilled the holes.

I then mounted the New Bobbed style tank onto the my bike, put the heavy towel on it and rode home with my OEM tank between my legs.

As I said I was much dummer back then. But your tank probably can be modified to your bike.
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