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    New Dommie, and looking for a tank

    Hi All, I have found myself a 2000 Dominator, so decided to join this forum

    This may have been asked before, but here goes,

    Has anyone used one of the reproduced/copy Honda tanks from Hong Kong on a street scrambler?

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    They look good value for money, or would you recommend trying to get a second hand Honda one?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Re: New Dommie, and looking for a tank


    First of all welcome to the forum and congrats on you choice of donor bike if you can find one..

    I bought one because the original Honda ones are fetching silly money.
    I bought a chinese copy for £25 off evilbay a few years ago and to be honest ,they are horrible and a waste of time.
    The metal is very thin and the welding quality is typical chinese workmanship..
    I ended up using a Honda XL500R tank on mine...
    It needed a bit of modification underneath with a lump hammer which is good therapy and in my "humble" opinion look far better than the ones most people tend to go for and they hold much more petrol..
    I hope you have deep pockets as building these scramblers/trackers become addictive and expensive but look awesome if done right.


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    I also thought about using a tank from a Yamaha SR 500 as that is also oil in the frame like the Dommie but I never got round to buying one to see if it fit...

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    Here is how my project ended up after a couple of years and quite a bit of money on parts.

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    Good luck with your project and I suggest you do summit different because these bikes are starting to all look the same.
    Have fun and dont forget to share photos of your progress...
    I have finally fitted a flatside carb onto mine (Thanks Nick in Brum) and will be testing it out at the weekend...
    Beware ,these bikes are bad habit forming, if you havnt already seen the blog below ,be careful reading it because it will empty your wallet faster than a Lime St hooker from Liverpool...

    http://nx650elsinore.blogspot.dk/201...own-nx650.html



    Welcome to the mad house..
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    Thanks for the reply, I'm glad I waited now and didn't order one of the replica tanks.

    Can't wait to pick my dommie up on the weekend now, pull the plastics off, and try and visualise what I'm aiming for.

    P.s your dommie looks awesome

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    My boy is already looking for inspiration
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    Re: New Dommie, and looking for a tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty97 View Post
    Thanks for the reply, I'm glad I waited now and didn't order one of the replica tanks.

    Can't wait to pick my dommie up on the weekend now, pull the plastics off, and try and visualise what I'm aiming for.

    P.s your dommie looks awesome
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    It took a lot of visualizing and many many six packs of Danish beer for inspiration and this project helped get my teenage son hooked on bikes which was one of the best parts for me...
    Lots of members from this forum were also a very big help if I ever has any issues and I had lots of them so dont be afraid to ask questions as there are lots of knowledgable folk on hand if you need help.
    Glad you like my interpretation of the worlds best Dominator..

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    Re: New Dommie, and looking for a tank

    I'm putting one together, and got my hands on a CB250/400 tank that I'm going to make fit.
    Only problem is, I'm suspecting a small leak in one corner of the tank, so will have to fix that first...

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    Well my father has just offered me a tank off his TS250A that has been collecting dust in attic, tank is in really good condition, just have to see how it looks against the bike.

    Any idea how much fuel a CB/CG tank holds, this TS tank only holds 9.5 litrs

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    Re: New Dommie, and looking for a tank

    CG is notoriously small, 9L I believe.

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    Re: New Dommie, and looking for a tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty97 View Post
    My boy is already looking for inspiration
    Get him his own little bike and teach him to ride it and fix it.
    My lad was 10 when he got his first bike.

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    Now he is fixing his own ,they are never to young to learn..
    Let your lad get his hands dirty on your build ,he will love it and get serious street cred from his mates even if he is only passing you tools.
    Dont forget to take photos coz he is going to remember this bike build for the rest of his life and probably want to keep the bike when its done.
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    Yeah my boy has his own bike, he had a quad when he was too, and he's got a little pw50 now he's 5.
    He loves putting the spanners to it, I just have to check everything is tight after he's finished.
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