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Just finished stretching my cx500 custom tank. First thought was to weld an extra bit on, but finished up building the extension with good old fibre glass. I've mounted a single seat a bit further back which has made the riding position so much better, especially as my shins used to rub on the engine guards.I've lowered the rear suspension by installing 11" shocks. Will post some pics shortly.
 

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Just finished stretching my cx500 custom tank. First thought was to weld an extra bit on, but finished up building the extension with good old fibre glass. I've mounted a single seat a bit further back which has made the riding position so much better, especially as my shins used to rub on the engine guards.I've lowered the rear suspension by installing 11" shocks. Will post some pics shortly.


Sounds awesome Willy
 

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Sorry folks I really tried but can't bring the photo size down. If anyone is really interested email me and I'll mail em to you (Maybe you can sort it)



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ok so how far did you stretch the tank and i didnt think fiberglass would hold up to fuel and how did you connect the two pieces together or did you just make a hole at the end of the tank to bolt it down???



and also how much more does it hold
 

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Hi the tank is about 7" longer. I built it by welding bits of plastic to form the shape I welded it to the standard custom tank using a hot glue gun. I then covered it with fibre glass matting and then built up the layers. I removed the plastic former and back built up any cavaties. it is still open underneath which will take a bike alarm. After cutting a slot at the rear tank fastening it slides into the original position. I shaped the tank using fibreglass filler then apoxy filler, sanding back untill I got the shape I wanted. Its is so strong there is no way it will come a part. There is no problem with spilt fuel as they do make tanks out of fibre glass. The tank still holds the same amount of fuel as the extention is false.
 

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ook i thought that you were making it longer that way it could hold more fuel
 

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now that i can view the picture in normal size it looks pretty good. the whole bike looks well kept and cared for. i wonder how that happens?
 

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sweet ride Willy, that looks really good now to bad that did not hold another gallon and half of gas talk about long rides with out filling LOL i like the seat like that too looks sharp
 
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