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Lucky 1
Go here to see reproduction CB750 gas tanks.
About $1,000

http://www.yamiya750.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=32_80&products_id=1534

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http://www.yamiya750.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=32_80
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Too bad nothing for the 77/78.
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Lucky 1
There is only a 1/4 inch difference in the length. You can make that work.Right?
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1/4 inch difference in what? I can not understand $1,000.00, for a reproduction gas tank. e-bay is filled with good originals. I even have one in very good shape under the work bench. Just need to find a bike to put it on.
TOOLS
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1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-K X 2
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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I guess if one were doing a 99 points restoration, one might pay that much. I wouldn't: I'm too cheap, and I can only imagine the anguish of putting a dent in a $1000 gas tank.

But hey...whatever fills your carb float bowls.
Luke M
Used to have a 1979 CB750L, sold it as a parts bike, now riding a slightly modified 1984 VT700C. Network/Field Engineer. Central OH, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe.
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Piute
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  ..All right get me a gas cap set.NOT 233.?? smacks ,shshshsh,I only paid 250. for my whole bike,tell ya what I'll teach you how to do fiberglass for half the price of a complete tank,by the way side covers are pretty easy....Piute N Judose...didn't know what they looked like .
                            1977 CB750 F2 Super Sport
<LET THOSE WHO RIDE DECIDE><RIDE TO LIVE-LIVE FOR JESUS> 
Native American from central Cal,  Kickstand UP in S.W.Missouri,
                                       
 
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Would fiberglass hold up as a gas tank? I was considering that,but wasn't sure if it would hold up.
Hey,Tools.Do you have a good tank for a 76 super sport?If so i'll buy it
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Fiberglass works pretty good. for a gas tank. However with all the ethanol in gas today, I would line the tank with a product like Kreem. I do have a tank that would be perfect, for a cafe style. It's off an 81 GS 750.

I even have the matching tail section.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-K X 2
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Hmmm...wonder how much it would take to mount that on my frame? I hate to not use what i got,i hate to see parts go to waste.But i also don't wanna spend 1000 hours restoring junk.I might have to jump on that.Thanks Tools.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.~George Washington



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Hammer to fit, build to suite, and paint to please.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-K X 2
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Its not about making it work. it is about the looks. My personal preference is that the early tanks are ugly. I prefer the 77/78 tanks.
Also, some of the early tanks have the bungs on the right while mine is on the left. Routing gas like that is not always trouble free.
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Piute
I've patched A lot of car/truck gas tank in Wisconsin not one has leaked that I no .ran with a glass tank before but it was lined with ?,So TOOLS idea with kreem would not hurt, ...Piute N Judose...
                            1977 CB750 F2 Super Sport
<LET THOSE WHO RIDE DECIDE><RIDE TO LIVE-LIVE FOR JESUS> 
Native American from central Cal,  Kickstand UP in S.W.Missouri,
                                       
 
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I like the looks of the ss tank,but mine has been lined once already.Dont know if it was kreem or some other sealer.So.being sealed once and the amount of rust in there now(not to mention rust-thru)i dont know if it will clean up with acid or not.Probably what i'll do is cut mine into with the plasma,sand blast the innards and weld it back together. I got another tank i want to use the flip top filler off of,but hate to cut up a real nice tank. Fooling with old cars has made me appreciate the rarity of certain things and,though i am not into restorations,i hate to ruin good surviving parts. I may just go with 'glass and make life easy,but its not as easy as it sounds getting bungs on a 'glass tank for plumbing and such. If i could find a healthy ss tank i would use it as is.No knee inserts or flip top.No suck luck as of yet.Well,probably knee inserts...i lied.Oh well,guess i oughta really get get it running good first.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.~George Washington



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Piute
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  ..think I'm going to get another tank (after mine is running great)80-81 and put one of those flip caps on,dent the heckk out of it ,knee dents, just fo $h!^s N giggles,and looking kool..going to have a need for another tank for when I send all out (Winter) to be painted any how...piute..
                            1977 CB750 F2 Super Sport
<LET THOSE WHO RIDE DECIDE><RIDE TO LIVE-LIVE FOR JESUS> 
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Shiny, have you tried this:  Empty all the gas, put in some sharp edged nuts and bolts and such (about 1/4 or 1/3 full), seal up all the openings, and agitate by hand for a few minutes.  Alternatively, you could do the above, put it in a box with some foam rubber to cushion it, and put it in a clothes dryer ON THE AIR ONLY SETTING.  10-15 minutes should be plenty to knock off anything on the inside.

Unless you feel more comfortable taking a plasma cutter to the tank and re-welding it...

Luke M
Used to have a 1979 CB750L, sold it as a parts bike, now riding a slightly modified 1984 VT700C. Network/Field Engineer. Central OH, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe.
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Hello Luke. I haven't tried anything on this tank or ever cleaned any other tank out before. I have been taking suggestions only. One friend told me to do the nuts and bolts,like you,but to also use muriatic acid along with then.Bad idea or good? I'm sure you idea is a lot more...reasonable than cutting and welding.But I am a bit of a perfectionist,and know it will drive me nuts if i cannot see all shiny metal inside that tank. But no, i am not real excited about the work involved in splitting that tank open either. Welding is in order,regardless,due to the rust-thru. It's rusted all along the kick stand side,I suppose from leaning that direction. So do you suggest acid, or some other cleaner,or just shake it up dry? Diesel fuel,perhaps? What about the existing sealer inside? Do you think it will come out with just shaking it? Anyway,here is what i got.You can only see a portion,but rust extends front to rear. I know...crappy cell phone image...i need a good camera.  And Piute...knee dents and flip tops are just coolYou have style,my friend

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I would beat that in, and put some J.B. Weld on it. However this might help. http://honda-cb750-s.456789.n3.nabble.com/Tank-rust-removal-electrolysis-method-td969475.html
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-K X 2
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Oh yeah.Electrolysis works great.Havent tried it on this tank yet.Didn't know how good it would work with sealer being in there
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.~George Washington



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Lucky 1
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Normally I would get a used tank and clean it and seal it and fix the
dents and repaint the tank but
you cannot get fuel proof paint in a spray can anymore.
You can get 2 part clear in a spray can from Eastwood.
I just do not know what the two part paint is compatible with.

All of these HONDA CB750 tanks that are 33 years old are getting in such
bad shape they are no longer repairable.

You can get NEW metal side covers from Carpy's website for $100 each.

As far as The reproduction gas tank, it is new metal ,painted correctly,
and just painting a gas tank can be expensive now.
$1000, is a lot of money, but it will raise the value of a restored bike.

When I have built a chopper I bought a new aftermarket tank.
Then it has to be lined. $40. +
Buy a fuel valve.
Buy a gas cap.
Then it has to be primed and painted and sanded and then clear coated.

A lot of work can go into a gas tank.

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Lucky 1
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What if the part you beat is is all rusted? LOL
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