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View Poll Results: Which size gas tank do you prefer?
2.1 gallon Peanut tank 67 13.73%
3.3 gallon King tank 198 40.57%
4.5 gallon tank 201 41.19%
Aftermarket alternative (please post details) 22 4.51%
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Default Peanut, 3.3 or 4.5 gas tank ?

New poll, which do you prefer peanut, 3.3 or 4.5 tank. Since some believe the smaller tanks are more traditional. For the sportster.
I like the 4.5 because of the extra gas capacity, and because that is more like the 57 tank.
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I like my 4.5 gallon tank for the extra gas. BUT I think the 3.3 gallon tank is the perfect tank for sportys
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Love the look of the wee tanks, but the practicality of the 4.5 wins out every time for me.
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I have a 3.3, but I prefer the range and looks of the 4.5
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I actually hate the peanut tanks or the King tank.

Put a shovel head Superglide tank on my 76 Ironhead.
Had an old XLCR tank and put in on my 94 1200

Love the 4.5 on my Superlow.
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I wish I had a 4.5 gallon at times, filling up every 120 miles blows...
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I have one of each. I like the looks of the small tank, but a 4.5 gallon tank on a bike that gets better than 50mpg kicks booty.
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I am with the majority, love the looks of the 3.3 but the fuel capacity of the 4.5 outweights the cosmetic value of the 3.3
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My O4 has the 4.5 like it.... saw a big twin today only had 3.5 on it, which seems odd on a big bike
they can tour probably a little better then a Sportster but not sure. I think size matters
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