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you have the 4.5, Mustang sent you the wrong seat.
I just checked my order history, I guess I did actually order the wrong seat (3.3 version). I will confidently order the 4.5 version!
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I did this yesterday on my wife's 883 with a 3.3 gallon tank.

you have a 4.5 though. Are you filling to the bottom of the filler neck, or just until the pump shuts off?
I always fill it to the bottom of the filler neck, the most I've ever squeezed in was 3.4gal.
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Your bike came standard with the 4.5 gallon tank and is indeed what you have in your hands. You may loose a little capacity due to the fuel pump. If you are looking at paying return shipping as well as the shipping on a new seat, consider pulling the front of your cover back, (probably riveted, my was) snip off a bit of foam and rerivet your cover back down.
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I have an 07 Sportster 1200 Custom. Everything I've read says I should have a 4.5gal tank. But when I get close to empty and fill up, I can only put between 3-3.3 gallons in it, which makes it seem obvious that I have a 3.3gal tank. However, when I look up pictures of the 4.5gal tank, it looks just like mine, and when I look up the 3.3gal tank, it looks smaller. When I ordered a wide solo tripper seat from Mustang for the 4.5gal tank version, the seat didn't fit. It was too small, I had to scrunch/jam the seat into the tank to get it to line up with the screw hole in the fender, which made the seat wrinkle up.

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they sell 2 sepret ones , one for a 3.3 gall and one for the 4.5 gal
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