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Author Topic: Chrome Fuel Tank  (Read 2403 times)

PaulF

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Chrome Fuel Tank
« on: November 29, 2008, 01:48:24 PM »
Does anyone know who is offering the chrome fuel tank? Not the trials version. The standard-style tanks I see from timt to time on ebay motors, (there is one there now), on Electras with no knee pads and black stripe on top.

Gorgeuos piece I'm seriously considering but don't see it here.

Imported??

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 02:35:04 PM »
Paul,
That's the "Machismo" tank.
The Machismo is a model that isn't offered in the US. It's an India home-market model, which is their deluxe version of the Electra.  CMW has had these tanks for purchase in the past, and hopefully will again.
The last time I looked, they were out of stock.
Hitchcock's is also out of stock.
The tank is imported from India.

The Machismo tank requires some kind of special locking gas cap that is the only type that fits it, so that has to be purchased with it, or you'll never find a cap.

I agree, a very nice looking tank.
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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 04:23:15 PM »
As usual Ace is right. The good news however is that the export models of the UCE which are more like our current models come with this tank and a cap similar to the one on other export models. Not before sometime in late spring though. If you buy the EBay model it is possible that we have some caps left over from the last batch of Machismo tanks we had. Call Tim at 800-201-7472 - what you are looking for is the cap that is labeled "Common key set" - don't ask it took us months to figure out thatt the boxes with this label were actually caps.

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 12:20:25 AM »
Are these UCE tanks? Will they be identicle to the current? No change in fit / frame AVL to UCE?

Thanks

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 02:37:04 AM »
I think so, but we haven't' tried one.

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:16 PM »
Well i might be able to shed some light on this for PaulF, here is some pictures of a tank for you this is machismo tank with cap and keys. call me at 1-800-201-7472 ext 295. that is if you like what you see.

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 06:41:03 PM »
Thanks. That's the one, but I hate to ask....what's the price w/cap?

I was shooting for the springtime, but....

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 10:57:13 PM »
Well i have this one listed for $259.00 with cap and two keys.  :o this one has minor and i mean minor hazing off the paint that can be buffed out.

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Re: Chrome Fuel Tank
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 02:48:15 PM »
dang. Holidays, economy - that puts me off for a little while anyway. But thanks for the info.