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Small Peanut tank or the old flat bottom King tank. I don't like the looks of the '96-on rolled bottom 3.3 tanks as much as the earlier tanks.
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Typically, the tank is not the highest point on the bike - It's usually the handlbars... Since you have clip-ons, either tank is going to be higher than the bars...

Perhaps one of those low and wide tanks would fit the style?

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Small Peanut tank or the old flat bottom King tank. I don't like the looks of the '96-on rolled bottom 3.3 tanks as much as the earlier tanks.
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Personally,I like the king tank (but I may be biased)


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If possible, would you please elaborate? Something like this?
That would fit the idea --- I think your eye is drawn to the high point - and for most builds, that's either the cross bar on the handlebars or the grips (depending on the bar set)...

I'm just observing that information regarding most builds - Just do an image search of bikes and notice that fact - That doesn't mean you CAN'T do it some other way, but it seems to be a default rule based on what most builds look like...

The visual line of the top of all the parts (or top silhouette of your bike) seems to flow up to the handlebars, then down to the seat --- or down to the rear fender where there is a really low profile frame...

Again, I'm just observing this fact - not saying you can't break the rules...

I was thinking of a high-tunnel design (which typically means it spreads wider for capacity reasons)... Something like you or einheit13 posted - Or, maybe something like this:


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In the neither category, you might want to consider one of the Paughco sportbob style tanks.
1. Paughco's have 3 to in some cases 4 gal. capacity.
2. They have left side petcocks (sue me for being left handed); I can't say whether the kings don't, but the reg peanuts do not.
3. The original 'peanut' tank has, for lack of a better descriptive, a shot glass for a reserve.
The only thing I found the original peanut tank was good for was pissing of the bagger riders during a run because you had to stop twice as often for gas as they did.
If you are totally sold on the peanut style, then by all means get the king peanut if it's going to be a rider.
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The small peanut looks the better of the 2 but I like the Ryca motors 3.8 gal tank with nee cutouts as it keeps the rear of the tank slim. Nice bike happy building
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I like the OG peanut on that bike. For me the seat has to match the tank. The bikes that came with the king tank had seats that raised up to meet the tank. It keeps the lines looking better. When the seat exposes the frame then the 3.3 tank just doesn't look right. Like it sits high off the frame. Obviously some like the look, and looks are so personal. I keep the 2.2 tank on mine unless I'm doing a trip with others and then I swap tank and seat.


With the 2.2 gallon. I like the flow from the tank to the frame and then to the seat. S
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very hard to get a good perspective without bars.. without any bars the 1st pic is better. but add bars and the 2nd pic may be better..

what kinda bars ya gonna run / ??
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very hard to get a good perspective without bars.. without any bars the 1st pic is better. but add bars and the 2nd pic may be better..

what kinda bars ya gonna run / ??
He has clip ons.
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