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1Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Fuel Tank Compatibility on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:35 pm

floyd

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Are ALL K100 series tanks interchangeable? There appears to be 2 different mounting methods, but are they still compatible?


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2Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:39 pm

duck

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Yes and no, with the emphasis on no.  The 85 and earlier tanks had a system where the rear bolted to the frame while the 86+ bikes had the posts that fit into grommets on the frame.  

The tank shape is the same though.

And then there's the difference in fuel level senders....


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3Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:40 pm

floyd

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Damn, I dont think they are interchangable....I just stripped the paint of the wrong tank! Blast!

Anyone want to buy a bare/stripped tank to suit a 1986+ K100?


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4Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:40 pm

RicK G

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No they are not easy to adapt, the rear mount is very different and the fuel level sensor is very different so the electrical connection needs to be changed.


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5Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Fuel Tank Compatability on Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:48 pm

RT

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Hey Floyd, what sort of fuel level sender does that tank have, I have an 85 leaky tank but has the two grommet
holders like later ones, and a fuel sender in the middle of the base at the back, with a floaty ball thingo. If it sounds like yours, we may be able to do a deal.
RT


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6Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:18 pm

Inge K.

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Hey RT, I think Floyd allready got a tank like yours...which he's trying to sell.
The changeover for the different tank models was 05/85.


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7Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:39 pm

charlie99

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hey Floyd ...
don't forget that the instruments - gauges also have different electronics for the different styles of tanks ...more specifically the type of fuel level sensor on each one

so no good putting a later set of instruments on ....without the modifications or changes that need to happen to accommodate the tank sensor

just a heads up


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8Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Fuel Tank Compatability on Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:50 pm

RT

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Tks Inge that was what I was hoping for. Mine has leaked twice and looks a bit odd with
loads of black fiberglass lumps.
I'll PM you Floyd.


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9Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:50 am

floyd

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@RT wrote:Hey Floyd, what sort of fuel level sender does that tank have, I have an 85 leaky tank but has the two grommet
holders like later ones, and a fuel sender in the middle of the base at the back, with a floaty ball thingo. If it sounds like yours, we may be able to do a deal.
RT


Yeah mate, that sounds about right. Will send you some pics asap. 

Bloody dick head I am, should have found this out before stripped the paint off, alas, at least its still perfectly usable and just needs some new paint Smile


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10Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Compatibility Empty Re: Fuel Tank Compatibility on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:52 am

floyd

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@charlie99 wrote:hey Floyd ...
don't forget that the instruments - gauges also have different electronics for the different styles of tanks ...more specifically the type of fuel level sensor on each one

so no good putting a later set of instruments on ....without the modifications or changes that need to happen to accommodate the tank sensor

just a heads up


Oooooh thanks for that one Charlie. Will need to do a bit of reasearch as I was planning to use the gauges off the 86 as they are in almost new shape. Perhaps I can modify the connections, or simply using the 86 gauge case and clear bits with the older internals?

We'll see.....

Oh the joys.... Smile


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