This classic chopper gas tank is a 2.2 gallon Axed tank. It has a bit of a bulbous appearance and sits up pretty high on your frame's backbone. Axed tanks came about in the 1970's, styled after custom gas tanks some motorcycle enthusiasts made for their Harley-Davidson choppers by cutting up stock H-D split gas tanks and welding the halves together, end up with a similar shape to the Axed Tank. Axed tanks are sometimes called an Alien Gas Tank because they resemble an alien head, especially this dual-cap version (the caps are the eyes)! This is the dual-cap version and accepts any cam-style Harley-Davidson gas cap
and will accept either a 3/8" NPT or 1/4" NPT petcock
. The tunnel, at deepest, is 3.5" deep. The mounting tabs are undrilled, allowing you to drill and mount your tank exactly how you want it. These are a very nice quality tank, perfect for your next home built chopper project.
Pair this tank with a set of Lowbrow Customs Gas Tank Adapter Brackets
and this custom gas tank will bolt on
1986 - 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportsters with no fabrication required.
Note: It is highly recommended to fit your gas tank to your bike before painting. Check for clearance or mounting issues as different combinations of triple trees, risers, and handlebars may cause clearance issues when turning. Tanks are pressure tested but it is highly recommended that you or your painter pressure test it again before painting; it's cheap insurance!