1971 Z50 Gas Tank Needed

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  1. gasketdave

    gasketdave New Member

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    Hi Group,
    I'm in need of a gas tank for a '71 Z50 restoration and was wondering if anyone has experience with the aftermarket tanks that pop up on Ebay . How is the quality and mounting points.
    Any other suggestions would be appreciated
    Thanks Dave
     
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  3. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    It might depend on the particular tank...but most of them have a obviously taller filler neck. The badge recesses look too shallow to me too. They are different on the underside. Make sure that a Honda cap will work...if that matters to you. And...I hear that the metal is very wavy and takes a lot of bodywork to smooth out for a nice paint job.

    I've seen some on eBay that I thought looked pretty decent.
    I've never seen one of the repops first hand tho.
    My thought is...if you're going to run it right out of the box. It's a good buy.
    If you plan to doctor it, paint it, and put it on a very nice, or restored bike...put the money and effort into a original.

    BTW, I have a couple K2 tanks that I'd be happy to sell :D

    BTW-2, I'm partial to genuine parts.
     
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  4. Tripod

    Tripod Active Member

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    Whats your goal with the bike?
     
  5. gasketdave

    gasketdave New Member

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    I plan to restore the bike. kirrbby, thanks for the advise, I'll check with you about your tanks.

    Dave
     

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