WARNING-Read before you buy any fiberglass tank

 

WARNING 1

 

No fiberglass tank is DOT approved for highway use. The reason is fiberglass can crush, crack and break open upon impact. That can expose your body and property to raw, combustible gasoline. And of course that can set you on fire which not what you anticipated on a nice riding day.

 

WARNING 2

The new Ethanol fuels contain alcohol. They are mandated in many areas of the country-West and East coast particularly. Alcohol has a nasty characteristic of being able to eat away the very inside layer of all polyester resin fiberglass tanks. This inside-next-to-the-fuel layer is very thin and once it is eaten away the leaching process will end. However the leached out chemicals mix with your fuel and enter the engine. After your motorcycle remains dormant for a day or two, the resins return to a solid and does so in small carburetor passages, valve guides and other fun places. The result is your bike will run poorly or not at all. The only remedy is an engine teardown and clean up. Not cheap!

 

You have only have two ways around this problem

1. If you are going to use a polyester tank made by any of my competitors, you'll have to search out local sources who cater to vintage vehicles with straight gasoline. You'll be lucky to coordinate your riding patterns with these fuel stops.

2. You can buy my tanks with Gard-CoatTM. I offer Gard-CoatTM as a standard feature in all my long tanks-Street Tracker, Manx and Clubman. It can be added as an option to my short Dirt Track tanks for an additional $39.00. Gard-CoatTM is a hard chemical barrier which alcohol can not attack. I have old fiberglass tank habits and drain all my tanks when the bike is not in use. I recommend you do the same even with a tank with Gard-CoatTM. 

 

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