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Author Topic: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank  (Read 609 times)

fxrskrsa

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Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« on: May 23, 2013, 04:45:31 PM »
Hi Folks I am lucky enough to have one of the most excellent Hitchcocks Cafe Racer aluminium tanks on my Enfield. I want to get a tank bag for it, but am concerned that A) It will mark the tank and B) I will not be able to attach the bag to the tank. Any ideas ?? any recommendations for brand or type of tank bag ?
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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 08:34:59 PM »
At the outrageous cost of those tanks I would REALLY REALLY be careful.

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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 10:47:51 PM »
Kevin's correct, get saddlebags.  ERC
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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 03:37:21 AM »
Get a wetsuit shop to make a neoprene cover for the tank, strap tank bag over that?  Maybe sew magnets of the appropriate polarity in the cover to give the tankbag magnets something to stick to?  Just don't get any grit between the neoprene and the tank!

Honestly, though, seems like a bad idea.  Maybe fab up a small carrier for a satchel bag on the side of the seat or something, if you don't want full saddlebags?

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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 03:59:22 AM »
Over 40 years on a motorcycle says wear a backpack and leave the tank alone.
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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 01:02:08 PM »
Over 40 years on a motorcycle says wear a backpack and leave the tank alone.
Or better yet, pack a lightweight collapsable backpack inside of a sturdier everyday one and ride with it strapped to your seat with a cargo net. The lightweight one is just for the extra spillover when you can't stuff any more into the main one.
It's best to let the bike carry the weight whenever possible. It's also best to keep the weight as low down as you can.
I have a similar set up to yours and have found this strategy fairly practical for everyday riding and even a few overnights.
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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 02:00:26 PM »
. It's best to let the bike carry the weight whenever possible. It's also best to keep the weight as low down as you can.
I have a similar set up to yours and have found this strategy fairly practical for everyday riding and even a few overnights.
Chuck.

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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 01:20:42 AM »
You mean something like this  ;) !

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Re: Hitchcocks aluminium petrol tank
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 06:19:29 PM »
Thanks folks... I have just bought some excellent old leather saddlebags, and will look out for the right sized backpack to strap to the seat (will be changing the clubmans seat to their dual seat pretty soon, will be selling the clubmans seat when its done). Live long and prosper !!! :)
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