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The Skyline Cafe Racer Gas Tank - Raw Steel

$99.95 $69.95
(You save $30.00)
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Product Description

The Skyline cafe racer raw steel gas tank. Clear coat it as is for a bare bones look or paint it, it's up to you! The knee indents give it a classy cafe racer look. Great tank for smaller custom bikes!

We also carry this tank in black.

Includes chrome locking gas cap with keys and a petcock for use with 3/16" fuel line.

Specifications:

Tank capacity: 2.4 gallons (9 liters)
Threaded Fuel Outlet: 16mm
Material: Steel
Length: 18"
Width: 9.5"
Height: 8.25"
See photos for additional dimensions.

Note: Tank is bare metal with no paint, clear coat or treatment. Tank is new but will have some surface rust from shelf life. It will need to be prepped and painted or clear coated. Modification to the motorcycle frame may be required to mount the tank. Check photos and dimensions before ordering. On close inspection the tanks are not perfect and may have some minor superficial imperfections.

Other Details

Main Category:
Body / Frame
Sub Category 1:
Gas Tanks

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  1. Bike Year Correction 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2020

    Correction: The restoration is on a 1973 Honda CL125 Scrambler, not an 1073. I think that year was called a 2-wheeled Ox Cart...
    Dang typo.

  2. The Good and Bad 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2020

    I’ll start with the bad so I can end on a high note. Quality of metal is thin. It will dent very easily, and I mean VERY easily, so manage your expectations. It will be nowhere the gauge of a stock tank. I’d rate that a 3 out of 5.
    Quality of the workmanship was the biggest issue. Not sure where this is being manufactured but there is no QA/QC process, I can assure you. The welds are rough and there will be hanging metal shards on the edges of the welds. Wear gloves or you will get bit. even more so for the edges of the tank. Those are literally like a knife that was sharpened with a hacksaw. You will definitely get cut if you handle without gloves. I can’t imagine what the worker’s hands in the factory Look like from handling these all week. Maybe the only thing they handle them with is welder’s gloves. I really do hope it does not leak as I spent a pretty penny getting it painted. I spent over two hours filing off metal shards and sharp edges so that my painter did not get cut. I rate workmanship quality a 2 out of 5.
    Keep in mind, this is raw steel so you will need to have it coated or it will rust like Neil Young. Do your research as there are a lot of crappy tank coatings that you will suffer to remove if needed. And given the gauge of the metal on this tank, it will be best to put it in your recycling bin and start from scratch.

    Ok, the good: I was looking for a replacement for a stock 1073 Honda CL125 Scrambler and this was one of the only ones short and small enough to fit. Also, the shape and style is really nice. Love the knee indents on the sides. No issues with symmetry on the dimensions. Keep in mind that if you plan on placing an emblem to it, you will only have about 4”X4” of surface without going into the knee indents, which would not look good. Round emblems will work. The stock honda emblems will be too long. I found a raised emblem with honda wings that will do fine. I rate the style and symmetry a 5 out of 5 (I’d have paid twice the price for twice the gauge, even with the shards and edges.)
    I just picked it up from my painter and had it painted baby blue on the sides and black center front to back about 8” wide, following along the lines of the tank with a thin black pinstripe and it looks flipping fabulous. I would love to send a pic but that was not an option. I am really looking forward to putting the bike all together with the painted parts. I just hope I never accidentally touch the tank with anything that will dent it, like my fingernail...

  3. The Good and Bad 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2020

    I’ll start with the bad so I can end on a high note. Quality of metal is thin. It will dent very easily, and I mean VERY easily, so manage your expectations. It will be nowhere the gauge of a stock tank. I’d rate that a 3 out of 5.
    Quality of the workmanship was the biggest issue. Not sure where this is being manufactured but there is no QA/QC process, I can assure you. The welds are rough and there will be hanging metal shards on the edges of the welds. Wear gloves or you will get bit. even more so for the edges of the tank. Those are literally like a knife that was sharpened with a hacksaw. You will definitely get cut if you handle without gloves. I can’t imagine what the worker’s hands in the factory Look like from handling these all week. Maybe the only thing they handle them with is welder’s gloves. I really do hope it does not leak as I spent a pretty penny getting it painted. I spent over two hours filing off metal shards and sharp edges so that my painter did not get cut. I rate workmanship quality a 2 out of 5.
    Keep in mind, this is raw steel so you will need to have it coated or it will rust like Neil Young. Do your research as there are a lot of crappy tank coatings that you will suffer to remove if needed. And given the gauge of the metal on this tank, it will be best to put it in your recycling bin and start from scratch.

    Ok, the good: I was looking for a replacement for a stock 1073 Honda CL125 Scrambler and this was one of the only ones short and small enough to fit. Also, the shape and style is really nice. Love the knee indents on the sides. No issues with symmetry on the dimensions. Keep in mind that if you plan on placing an emblem to it, you will only have about 4”X4” of surface without going into the knee indents, which would not look good. Round emblems will work. The stock honda emblems will be too long. I found a raised emblem with honda wings that will do fine. I rate the style and symmetry a 5 out of 5 (I’d have paid twice the price for twice the gauge, even with the shards and edges.)
    I just picked it up from my painter and had it painted baby blue on the sides and black center front to back about 8” wide, following along the lines of the tank with a thin black pinstripe and it looks flipping fabulous. I would love to send a pic but that was not an option. I am really looking forward to putting the bike all together with the painted parts. I just hope I never accidentally touch the tank with anything that will dent it, like my fingernail...