Custom Motorcycle Oil Tank & DIY Vintage Oil Tank
What is motorcycle oil tanks
A motorcycle oil tank is a tank that holds the capacity of oil used to cool the motorcycle. Motorcycles that use oil to keep the engine cool have an oil tank allowing for excess oil to circulate through the engine and through an oil cooler mounted to the front of the motorcycle.
As the oil travels from the oil tank it enters the engine at a lower temperature helping to cool the engine of the motorcycle . As it travels through the oil passages in the engine, the oil heats up due to the energy created by the combustion in the cylinders.
When the oil leaves the engine, it travels to an oil cooler mounted on the front of the motorcycle. This oil cooler is a radiator that cools the oil as it travels through the passages in the cooler. Now the oil re-enters the oil cooler at a lower temperature and the process starts all over again.
Types of Motorcycle Oil Tanks
Not all oil tanks are created equal. Lowbrow Customs makes and carries only the best, top-quality custom motorcycle oil tanks available in the market today. We have a variety of custom oil tanks for motorcycles such as domed, dimpled and OEM-style replacement motorcycle oil tanks for Harley Davidson® motorcycles.
We also carry vintage motorcycle oil tanks and custom motorcycle oil tanks that can be used on chopper and bobber builds. These tanks have been road-tested and are proven durable and ready to be installed on your bike. These tanks have been manufactured with considerations for both quality and style. They feature top-notch welds, multiple secure mounting points, proper venting and a high level of overall finish.
All of our motorcycle oil tanks are made to be installed on bikes that get ridden, and ridden hard. Lowbrow Customs motorcycle oil tanks are constructed from high-quality USA made steel and have been expertly welded here in the USA. We are confident these are the best custom motorcycle oil tanks you can buy. The make and model of your motorcycle can affect your choice of oil tank.
Harley-Davidson® Big Twins, Panhead®, Shovelhead®, Softails® and XL Sportsters® can use an oil tank that holds from 3 to 4 quarts of oil. If you need to make a custom motorcycle oil tank for a British motorcycle such as a Triumph® or BSA then you are in luck. We have chopper oil tanks for these bikes with the proper fittings for the OEM style Triumph oil feed filter and also the proper return “T” fitting to provide the necessary oiling to the top end of your motor.
In addition to steel oil tanks there are options in aluminum, such as the classic, hot rod inspired Mooneyes oil tanks which look great on choppers and custom street bikes and race bikes alike. Be sure to shop Lowbrow Customs for the best selection of high-quality motorcycle oil tanks for your next custom build. You can watch a complete video of installing an oil tank on a hardtail motorcycle as reference.