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Default Replica roadster or turtle or old superglide tank????

Does anyone know if someone makes a replica roadster or old superglide or turtle tank? I want a bigger tank for my 1982 xlh and do not want a king or fat bob or any sort of 'porkster' or chopper tank.

V Twin part numbers 38-0037 and 38-0038 claim to be "replica 3.5 gallon tanks". The picture in the catalog looks like it nay be the old style superglide tank but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what it is a replica of?
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I vote for a Turtle tank.
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That tank in the V-Twin catalog looks a little different than the normal Superglide tank, a bit shorter and taller. The Superglide tank didn't have the mounting tabs on the rear, using the spring, clip and hook attachment for the rear and a bolt through the frame neck for the front. I really like the Superglide tank on my '77 XLT, although the advertised 3.6 gallons is a bit high since you can't entirely fill the tank when on the side stand. Probably around 3.3 gallons normally.

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a bit shorter and taller.
this had me very confused for about three seconds.
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this had me very confused for about three seconds.
Semantics! To clarify, not quite as long (front to back) but a bit taller (bottom to top).

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I'm also using a old superglide tank on my 74xlh, great tank. I used a couple of universal rubber hangers from an exaust for the tunnel horseshoe. I just cut the solid centers out of them with a hacksaw. They let the back of the tank drop to a height that looks good & allows the spring to hold the tank tight to the backbone of the frame.
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I use an intake rubber o-ring instead of the spring and clips to hold down the back of the tank . Attach it gently on one side, pull it thru to the other side with a 90` hook - like a snap ring pliers.

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I'll second the turtle tank. Best tank ever made for the Sportster. I wish someone would repo them.
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Does anyone know if someone makes a replica roadster or old superglide or turtle tank? I want a bigger tank for my 1982 xlh and do not want a king or fat bob or any sort of 'porkster' or chopper tank.

V Twin part numbers 38-0037 and 38-0038 claim to be "replica 3.5 gallon tanks". The picture in the catalog looks like it nay be the old style superglide tank but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what it is a replica of?
It could be a Sprint replica.

Superglide tank was based on that I think.
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I agree, the V twin 'replica' is kinda off....

There are beat up ones that sell for $100-250 on Ebay fairly often but the amount of body work they will need and then the work and cost of a paint job makes them not worth it to me.

So my other question still stands: Can I buy reproductions of the turtle or superglide tank?
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