As many triple owners
have found, triples are very expensive to restore. And many just want a
nice “rider”. And at the same time wanting something “different” , in a
Café style. This also allows the bike to be returned to stock, which is
not something you can easily do with other bodywork.
I have included pics of
my personal body set to show how the tank looks on the bike, and
If you are planning to use
these parts on the street, check your local laws. Some laws restrict the
use of non metal tanks on public roads. Fiberglass tanks can crack and
rupture in a accident possibly causing a fire. So you, and or the bike,
can burn up. This can be costly and hurt a lot, death is even a
possibility. So much for the warning part, you have been warned, so use
at your own risk.
I may add that many race bikes and older street bikes have used (and
still use) fiberglass tanks for decades now........
The tank has a outer coating of "easy-sand" material.
3 layers of 1.5 oz. aircraft quality mat glass.
Vinyl Ester resin is used due to the fact is corrosive resistant to most
The petcock bung (that sounds nasty... ;-) is female 3/8's NPT thread to
fit most aftermarket petcocks. (petcock NOT included)
The fuel cap is a flush mount aircraft filler made of billet aluminum,
and uses a Viton seal.
A permanent hook is installed in front, and a removable hook on the rear
for mounting rubber O-rings. The hooks are the only mounting hardware
that is included.
For comparison, other
fiberglass tanks that fit "some" triples run $50.00 more and don't have
the cool billet fuel cap system....
When you finish your Café
special, you will have a real “head turner” and super cool looking
is $12.50 plus actual shipping costs. USPS preferred, insurance extra.