View Full Version : 2004 tank on a 1998-2000 frame

6th December 2004, 15:14
I did a search but I could not find any information on this.

Is this possible? I love the way the 2004 tank on the Customs looks. I am not a fan of the peanut gas tanks. I have looked at the custom tanks that are out there and I don't think they fit the bike as nice.

Any feedback is appreciated.

6th December 2004, 16:02
Not without some modification.
I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong) 1996-2003 were all the same tanks and the '04/'05 tanks have completely different mounts.

6th December 2004, 16:25
Sure it will fit ONCE you make the mods. Soory it isn't just a bolt on switch

6th December 2004, 17:29
Also believe it can be done, but you have to reposition the mountings. Best is to try find a used '04 tank, doesn't really matter what colour or condition, as you will have to respray in anyway after the mod.

6th December 2004, 17:39
That was going to be my guess. Oh well, it just will give me an excuse to find a 95th edition bike. Like I really need an excuse to buy THAT one.

6th December 2004, 18:07
04/05 tanks are different to previous models in the mounts and also the lengths. The Roadster and Custom tanks are also different to each other on the 04 and 05 models (in length).

16th May 2009, 13:13
Has anyone any additional updates on this? I purchased a 2004 Custom tank and am going to install it on my 86. I also purchased the seat so I will have less fitting problems. I will post my swap as I go.

16th May 2009, 14:02
I'm interested in this, I'd love to have a 4.5 galllon tank from a newer Sportster on my 02 883C. Currently I've got the 3.3 gallon tank, I just want that little extra bit of range.

16th May 2009, 15:02
The Roadster and Custom tanks are also different to each other on the 04 and 05 models (in length).
They fit the same though.

19th May 2009, 14:19
It's going to be too much work to install it on the 86 Frame. By the time I make all the needed Mods to make it fit I will spend more than a Fatbob style tank is to purchase. I am going to part with it if anyone is interested.