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I got my deluxe tank in the mail today, not sure what year but its nonvaccum petcock. That means the fuel outlet is smaller than my carb inlet. How are you guys solving that?



Also, I have clubmans on the way and I know they will hit the tank. Was looking to see about modifying my steering stops but dont really see what is acting as the stop?
 

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Use the smaller size fuel line but to help it fit the larger carburetor inlet simply heat the end and it will slip right on. Many of the guys use clubman bars without much problem? I would be careful at limiting the amount of steering lock. I swapped front ends and had to make my own steering stop. However when I rode the bike slowly I nearly fell over because of lack of steering lock. Needless to say I re-did the stops allowing for smaller turn radius. Good luck.

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I got my tank and bars on. Bars are fine, but controls hit the tank. Got any pics of how you did your steering stops? How little turning is too little?
 

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I got my deluxe tank in the mail today, not sure what year but its nonvaccum petcock. That means the fuel outlet is smaller than my carb inlet. How are you guys solving that?


If you're using a transparent/translucent fuel line (like Tygon or similar) the OD of the smaller fuel line is the same as the ID of the next size up. Cut a half inch piece of the smaller line and put it on petcock outlet. You can then slip the larger line over it.
 

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I got my deluxe tank in the mail today, not sure what year but its nonvaccum petcock. That means the fuel outlet is smaller than my carb inlet. How are you guys solving that?
I use 1/4" fuel line with 3/16" spring clamps. The line is a little over-sized, so it's easier on and off than the under-sized 3/16" line the dealer sold me. But the under-sized clamps ensure no leaks.



I still use the 3/16" clear line for remote feed when I balance carbs, and it's a PITA.





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heres my bars mounted and me tank mocked up. does this look like adequate steering?













 

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I think that tank looks really good with a cafe build. I don't know what style your going for but that's a good cafe tank.. I see your clearance on handlebars is almost a little more restricted than mine (drag bars) Waiting to see the end result of this bike..
 
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