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Not me Brother. All I broke on mine was the brake handle. Twisted the bars at the tree but they were successfully put back into place.
Two little scratches on the muffler and a bent foot brake. As soon as my chest stops hurtin.. Im going riding. Besides...Sell it?> Heck no! I'm still payin for it!!!
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Not me Brother. All I broke on mine was the brake handle. Twisted the bars at the tree but they were successfully put back into place.
Two little scratches on the muffler and a bent foot brake. As soon as my chest stops hurtin.. Im going riding. Besides...Sell it?> Heck no! I'm still payin for it!!!
lol lol.
Ahh - good to hear. Just checking!!

At least two US riders have had replacement tanks then - they can’t be on here.
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I've got 1/2 a mind to buy em and slice em open and see how the duck they made a "flangeless" fuel tank.
I didn’t wonder if anyone on here would want to pick one up as a spare - get the dent knocked out, and have it painted whatever colour you want! He said “priced to sell”.
Ben

PS - it’ll be made as normal, and then the flange simply cut off (before painting etc) - surely?
 

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I've got 1/2 a mind to buy em and slice em open and see how the duck they made a "flangeless" fuel tank.
I believe this gentleman is in the process of making a flangeless SCR tank.
 

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Weld cut off

I didn’t wonder if anyone on here would want to pick one up as a spare - get the dent knocked out, and have it painted whatever colour you want! He said “priced to sell”.
Ben

PS - it’ll be made as normal, and then the flange simply cut off (before painting etc) - surely?
If they cut the flange off from a bolt tank, it will not be a flangeless tank, it will be a leaking fuel tank.
The weld is all in the flange.Only way they can get a flangeless tank to seal oddly is to make it with a tiny gap, like 1/16 - 1/32 or even smaller gap, and then weld that space up.
In a way in welding the most reliable way to weld is to either fill a tiny gap, or like the seams of a "flanged" tank have a series of overlapping spot welds.
Now the other items that are done that way, and still have no flange are food cans - however that method of flangeless will not work in a tank because the can is a piece of open sheet metal, welded up, then the ridges and ends are rolled and then they fit the end cap on and roll that edge around. Obviously cant do that to a tank without an end cap.
 

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If they cut the flange off from a bolt tank, it will not be a flangeless tank, it will be a leaking fuel tank.
The weld is all in the flange.Only way they can get a flangeless tank to seal oddly is to make it with a tiny gap, like 1/16 - 1/32 or even smaller gap, and then weld that space up.
In a way in welding the most reliable way to weld is to either fill a tiny gap, or like the seams of a "flanged" tank have a series of overlapping spot welds.
Now the other items that are done that way, and still have no flange are food cans - however that method of flangeless will not work in a tank because the can is a piece of open sheet metal, welded up, then the ridges and ends are rolled and then they fit the end cap on and roll that edge around. Obviously cant do that to a tank without an end cap.
How Honda do it for the new CB1100s.....

https://world.honda.com/tech-views/motor/tank/flangelesstank/page02.html

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