1979 350 Sport petrol tank.

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pedro
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1979 350 Sport petrol tank.

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I got knocked off my 1979 350/501 Sport today, breaking several parts but most significantly badly denting the fuel tank. Fortunately I seem to have bounced quite well. If anybody has such a tank I would love to hear from you. Thanks.
MickeyMoto
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Re: 1979 350 Sport petrol tank.

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Blimey. Not good news.

Hope you are not too battered.
pedro
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Cheers Mickey, will be limping a bit for a few days, but otherwise OK, I had braked heavily and was only doing 10 mph or so when I hit him, came out of a side road in my path. An accident, they happen.
MickeyMoto
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Ok, not so bad.
Steve Brown
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Glad you're OK Pedro, sorry to hear about your bike though. Unless you're lucky enough to find a decent tank at a reasonable price why not try getting the dent removed and repaired/filled?
It could work out cheaper and you at least know the condition of your tank pre-impact, ref corrosion/leaks/cleanliness etc.
All donations to the rest home for old Camels, Leicestershire.
pedro
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Cheers Steve, It is a good bash, but I may well go down that route, probably lead filling, unless a tank turns up. I have the bike with Benjy and the frame is bent and the forks, so will see what the insurers say.
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Re: 1979 350 Sport petrol tank.

Post by acemorini »

Hello Pete,
Sorry to hear about your off, I think there is a tank on eBay at the moment, not sure if it’s a 79 one.
Regards Pete.
pedro
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Cheers Pete

The ebay tank is just not worth the money being asked unfortunately, hopefully someone on here might have one at a more realistic price.
Vitesse
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pedro wrote: 18 Nov 2021 20:10
The ebay tank is just not worth the money being asked unfortunately, hopefully someone on here might have one at a more realistic price.
If you mean the one on for £300 in Evesham it's been on for a long time (at least since June) so could be worth an offer.
MickeyMoto
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Re: 1979 350 Sport petrol tank.

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Try tremezzo.de

I bought my K1 tank from them.
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