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View Poll Results: Which size gas tank do you prefer?
2.1 gallon Peanut tank 61 13.44%
3.3 gallon King tank 186 40.97%
4.5 gallon tank 187 41.19%
Aftermarket alternative (please post details) 20 4.41%
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Sportster Classic is having a 3.5 and stopping every 90-120 miles


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I am a fan of having more fuel, so vote for the 4.5 gallon tank. Although; I think that each tank can look great. Handlebars, Color, Seat, Fender, etc.. all impact the overall look.

The minor changes I did on my XL883N, work to make the 4.5 gallon tank look like in belongs. At least I think so.

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That's a great looking bike!
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i love the Peanut
maybe i'm wrong... but IMO without a Peanut it's not a proper Sporty...
a great improvement was made from the 2.1 to the 3.3 gallons tank

p.s. i also understand the needs and the reasons for the guys who mounted a 4.5 gallons though
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The original Sportsters didn't have peanut tanks.
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The original Sportsters didn't have peanut tanks.
I'd have to agree. The original looks less like a 3.3 or 2.1 and more similar to the 4.5.



And it appears to have been a 4.4 gallon tank.
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I'd have to agree. The original looks less like a 3.3 or 2.1 and more similar to the 4.5.



And it appears to have been a 4.4 gallon tank.
https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/c...dson-sportster
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Form vs function... that's the rub for me. I have the 4.5 gallon tank so I can actually put in some decent saddle time between fuel stops when touring but damn if the peanut tank doesn't have one of the most beautiful shapes ever put on a motorcycle.
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