Nothing changes the look of your hand-built custom motorcycle like a new bobber gas tank. The Cycle Standard Dished Gas Tank is a 2.0-gallon chopper gas tank based on the old Wassell peanut gas tanks available for custom bikes in the 1950's - 70's, BUT with the addition of dished sides for that extra touch of class. The Frisco Peanut Tank has a shallow tunnel, raising your gas tank higher up as it sits on the backbone of your frame. This design with the offset petcock bung on the very back of the tank allows you to use all the gas you can fit in there! Frisco refers to a style of motorcycle that originated in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Typically these 'Frisco Style' bikes would have all extraneous parts removed, stripped down to the bare assentials, narrow and nimble. Often the gas tanks would be lifted in the front so that sat up higher, allowing for maximum amount of gasoline usage in the tank. Thus the term Frisco mount, which generally means a very shallow tunnel so the gas tank sits up high on the frame's backbone.
- Frisco mount, shallow tunnel so the gas tank sits up high
- Two 1/4 inch NPT petcock
- Filler accepts a Harley-Davidson Cam Style gas cap (not included)
This Dished Peanut Tank is intended for use on custom motorcycles, be it a bobber, chopper, cafe racer, vintage motorcycle or fresh off the showroom floor. This gas tank features two 1/4" NPT petcock bungs and undrilled mounting tabs for custom installation, and will accept a Harley-Davidson Cam Style gas cap (not included). Most people drill holes in the backbone of their frame, weld some blind threaded tophat bungs in place, and bolt the tank down using some leather washers to cushion between the gas tank tabs and the frame.
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!