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Has anyone bought or seen this up close?
V-Twin is selling them.



Questioning the quality.
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AKA Taiwan Ted, some of his stuff is OK, some not. That seem & rough finish would put me off. Sooner pay a bit more for a better one
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I hear ya'!
I wouldn't mind paying a bit more but all I see is Storz.
Not saying Storz isn't worth it, just that I haven't got it.

I don't mind re-welding seams but if the metal is as thin as tin foil...
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Thanks for contributing but the stock tank I have is NOS just 2 years ago.
Now I'm looking for a flat track style tank.
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Thanks for contributing but the stock tank I have is NOS just 2 years ago.
Now I'm looking for a flat track style tank.
Ah, gotcha. At first I thought that V-Twin part looked bad until I saw the Storz prices. Looks better now.
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Honestly, all the cheaper ones seem to come out of the same factory and appear, in my experience to be getting better. I always, inspect, plug, pressurize and dunk in water for several hours with a gauge. Haven't had to weld any of the 3 I bought in the last 5 years. I don't think I paid more than $100 for any of them.
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Looks leaky to me!
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Yeah, leaky is easy enough to fix.
What would really piss me off is if the thing goes off in 15 different directions!
Twisted, one side longer, larger, deeper.
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Also take a look at redmax speedshop in UK; the tanks are made from alloy and the quality seems to be very good.
They are double the price of the V-Twins tank, that is made from steel, but a bargain compared to the Storz tank.
Buy the way, the quality of the Storz tank is absolutely perfect!

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