The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > VENDORS > DK Custom Products
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Active Threads
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,829
Views: 1,582,789
0 Cases Full Of Oil
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 149
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 10,774
0 New users of Windows 10
Last Post: awesomeduror
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 16
0 Sprocket cover with chainsikle rearsets?
Last Post: Jason's Sporty
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,233
0 Do you have the service manual?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 757
Views: 198,306
0 On starting a new thread
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 469
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 14,364
Views: 806,394
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,607
Views: 345,411
0 Loose oil pump feed fitting - 2019 Iron
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 81
0 Powerraythor conversion
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
0 RSD Rear-Sets for '04-'13 Sportsters
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 45,538
Views: 7,192,338
0 Still got your upper drive belt guard??
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 19,628
0 Seeking advice on shorter rear shocks
Last Post: kobra50
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 714
3 Shaky Dave Recovery
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 8,341
0 Deer hunting at stairman's.
Last Post: Bow only
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 233
0 Speed
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 636
0 98 Stator Removal / Inspection / Installation
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,493
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 15,111
Views: 1,433,917
0 never mind
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 385
0 gas cap
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 359
0 Charging cell phone when camping?
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 19,213
0 Buy A new battery
Last Post: denguy
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 269
5 What year is the most collectible Sportster.
Last Post: denguy
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 393
0 Pictorial Essay, my town, Waterloo, Ontario
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 4,336
0 Daily updates by email not working
Last Post: billeuze
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 212
14 TC 88A Chat
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 784
Views: 51,044
0 sportster and a grand
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 324
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,681
Views: 294,694
More...
Members Birthdays
gp9739 (75), danbango (72), andyman1958 (61), 55 Jr (58), Love2FixIt (50), keywan (48), C Dubya (45), CA71xlch (44)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9th May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default DK Tank Lifts, What You Didn't Know, Need To Know, Want To Know, Updated Weekly!!!!!!

Here at DK Custom Products we offer tank lift kits to fit 1995 and up Sportys. The sizes are 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" and 4". (The 4 inch tank lifts will only fit 2004 and up sportsters)

All of our Tank lifts are made from American Cold Rolled Steel and completed with a Durable Black Powdercoat Finish. All hardware needed is Included and is stainless steel. As with all of our parts, these come with easy to read step-by-step instructions.





Natalie
__________________
Click HERE - Ride Report Cabot Trail, Newfoundland Island & More

www.DKCustom.com
Phone: 662-252-8828
Text: 662-420-4891
Email: Support@DKCustomProducts.com
DK Custom YouTube Videos
Instagram.com/dkcustomproducts
Lots of Photo's at Pinterest


Last edited by DK Custom; 30th July 2014 at 22:05..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 9th May 2013
joseph563 joseph563 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 55
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 1650
joseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura aboutjoseph563 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Looking for more pics of the various size tank lifts on the 4.5 gallon tank. Not sure how it will look with the bigger proportion style tank.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

There are pics in this youtube video of 4.5 gallon tanks with lifts




Natalie

Last edited by DK Custom; 17th December 2013 at 18:47..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10th May 2013
JackAttack's Avatar
JackAttack JackAttack is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Burlington, KY
Posts: 857
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 159355
JackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant future
Default

Hi Natalie,

I was wondering if you guys had any numbers for what your tank lifts do for useable fuel capacity. I have an 06 Custom with 4.5g tank and have been considering this mod for awhile but have always been hesitant because I don't want to lose riding miles.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Depending on the size of your tank. It could possibly reduce your usable capacity by ⅛ to ⅓ of a gallon

However, in the real world, most people do NOT run their tanks until they are dry. Since that is the case there is no practical difference in useable capacity 99% of the time.

With a tank lift your fuel light may come on a bit sooner, but the fuel light acts as a type of “electronic reserve”. Generally there is still a gallon or more of fuel left in the tank when the fuel light comes on.

There are four different fuel gauges on Harleys. Not every model has all of them.

1. Digital Gauge
2. Analog or mechanical Gauge
3. MTE (miles to empty) read out
4. Fuel light.

The digital and mechanical gauges are notoriously inaccurate. While you can get to know how yours works with time, most use the trip meter to let them know when they are getting near needing to fill up.

In our experience, the MTE (aka Fuel Range) gives a fairly accurate reading. Remember, when it gets down to 10 miles, you still will have approximately 1 gallon of fuel left.

As mentioned above, the Fuel light is a type of “electronic reserve” when it comes on you will still have around a gallon of fuel left in the tank (if it is operating correctly). The way to know for sure is to pull into a gas station as soon as the light comes on. Fill up your tank. If you have a 3.3 gallon tank and you were able to put 2.3 gallons in, then you know that your light comes on with 1 gallon left. Do this a few times to get a feel for it.

One factor that affects all the gauges is going up or down a hill, or around a long left hand turn. You can watch your gauges go down even though you have plenty of gas. This is because the fuel pick-up in your tank is on the back left side of the tank. As the level of the gas in the tank is shifted on a hill or in a long sweeper, the gauges will give a false reading until you are level again.

Important Note: In a long left turn, or a steep hill, the fuel light can come on, even if you have a couple of gallons left. When you level out, it will not go off. Once the fuel light comes on, it will not reset until the ignition is turned off.

Now, down to what tank lifts do to the usable mileage. A tank lift could cause your fuel light to come on a little sooner than it did without one, and it could show you have less fuel than what you actually do. This is due to where the fuel pickup is located at on your tank. It is already in a sort of odd place, and leaves fuel at the rear of the tank that does not reach the fuel pickup. When you create a higher angle on the tank with a tank lift, it can leave more gas that will not reach the fuel pickup.

The fact of the matter is, for most, this possible loss won’t even be noticeable. This is because the only way you will notice that small of a loss of usable fuel, is if you drain your tank dry before you fill up each time.





Natalie
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11th May 2013
JackAttack's Avatar
JackAttack JackAttack is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Burlington, KY
Posts: 857
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 159355
JackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant futureJackAttack has a brilliant future
Default

The 1/8 to 1/3 of a gallon would have sufficed

I appreciate the response and extra info though, a little knowledge never hurt anybody.

Thanks for the response.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13th May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JackAttack View Post
The 1/8 to 1/3 of a gallon would have sufficed

I appreciate the response and extra info though, a little knowledge never hurt anybody.

Thanks for the response.
Not a problem, Im going to be updating this thread with info, so I wanted to just go ahead and get the Information out there
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 21st May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Tank lifts are an easy, inexpensive way to change the look of your ride. You can go anywhere from an 1.5" to 3" lift as long as you check for clearance to make sure it will work for you. Here is a pic of a tank lift on a Sporty:





Natalie
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 29th May 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Looks good!!!!





Natalie
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 5th June 2013
DK Custom's Avatar
DK Custom DK Custom is offline
XL Forum Gold Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Red Banks, MS
Posts: 5,451
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 1152688
DK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond reputeDK Custom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

2in tank lift, 2in handlebar risers, coil and ignition relo, outlaw 587 air cleaner system, license plate relo. Thanks for the awesome parts!!!





Natalie
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC