Metal tank for 73 Sport

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Xrayman66
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Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by Xrayman66 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:03 pm

Hi guys,
Can anyone help with this query? I want to know if the metal tank on the Ducati 900S2 is the same as the fiberglass tank on the 73 sport. My tank has given up the ghost and I want to replace it with a metal one rather than a replica fiberglass tank.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by BevHevSteve » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:51 am

No they are different lengths by a couple inches iirc.
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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by Xrayman66 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:55 pm

Hi Steve
Thanks for that. They look the same so I am glad I asked the question before I bought it.
Maybe I should just cough up the extra coin and buy an alloy hand made one.
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Brett

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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by Jod » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:55 pm

Here is a steel tank which is perfect for your Sport...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ducati-Bevel ... 3d03600f96

If you grind of the petcock outlets and round of 2 nuts and then mig them on to the tank it will be correct. Or remove the round nuts from your old tank and mig them on to this tank...

Not sure but don't know if anyone makes these tanks in Alloy unless it is the Imola version

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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by Xrayman66 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:07 pm

Hi Steve
Thanks for that. I will keep an eye on the auction. I hope it doesn't go for ridiculous money , but anything bevel usually does.
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Brett

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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by BevHevSteve » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:23 pm

I might be mis remembering, I can check tomorrow at my shop. I know the sport tank is longer than the early similar shaped 750GT tank.... I'll measure up against one of my super sport tanks and post my findings.
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Re: Metal tank for 73 Sport

Post by Ray O'Donohue » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:21 am

Don't "MIG" anything on a Ducati ! A good machine deserves good welds,and MIG welding isn't good welding.It barely IS welding,being not far removed from a cold joint,with almost no penetration.

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