INSTALLING A CUSTOM HORSESHOE OIL TANK ON A SHOVELHEAD
Brian Radmond from Geared Science has a new swing arm Shovelhead project he's been plucking away at in his garage. He thought it be cool to show everyone how easy it is to install a Gasbox Horseshoe Oil Tank for 1965 and later, 4 speed, swingarm frames.
The Gasbox oil tank, which also has an integrated battery box, replaces the stock Harley oil tank as well as the stock battery box. The end result is a custom oil tank that flows with the lines of the bike and gives a clean, simplified look.
WATCH VIDEO: GASBOX HORSESHOE OIL TANK INSTALL
With just a few stock mounts to cut, this Gasbox oil tank bolts up with ease and takes care of that stock lunchbox oil tank and square battery box.
Sleek, styling, and a classic look this tank even offers a beefy solution for the cable guide. A classy, heavy-duty, USA-made oil tank with beautiful form and function. Check out the full line of Gasbox motorcycle parts here.
4 EASY STEPS: INSTALL A GASBOX HORSESHOE OIL TANK ON YOUR SHOVELHEAD
STEP 1: REMOVE THE STOCK OIL TANK AND BATTERY BOX
Yep. Remove the oil tank and battery box from frame.
Cutting off the cable guide leaving the bottom part of the bracket.
STEP 2: CUT OFF STOCK MOUNTING BRACKETS
Cut off the side mounting bracket and cable guide on the back down tube. Use a grinder to smooth out the bottom of the bracket you leave on.
Cutting off the back bracket on the left side of the frame from the battery box.
Cut off the battery box bracket on the back part of the frame. It may help to take your fender off if you have it on and also to hammer the mounting bracket away from the frame. You can then grind and smooth out where you cut.
Smoothing it out.
Take the cable guide bracket and mount it to the bottom of the oil tank.
STEP 3: INSTALL CABLE GUIDE & MOUNTING BRACKETS
There's a beefy cable guide mounting plate that you need to bolt to the bottom of the oil tank.
Depending on the year of your frame you may have to use this mounting bracket on the top or bottom of the mounting tab on the down tube of the frame.
Place the back bracket on the cross tube. It just hangs.
Hang the backing mounting plate on the cross tube of the frame.
Mount the tank on down tube bracket and hanging bracket.
STEP 4: BOLT THE OIL TANK IN PLACE. DONE!
Using the hanging bracket from the cross tube and the mounting bracket on the down tube, mount the tank.
Here's another frame with the tank mounted in as well from the other side.