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The Superglide tank was originally an Aermacchi/Sprint tank. But the Aermachhi/Sprint also used several other tanks over the years, so you have to make sure to get the right one I guess.
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1980 Roadster tank, also used in 1981. Similar to SuperGlide tank; i think the front mounting horns may be a little different but i am not certain ...

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My XLT came with the factory Superglide tank but I cut down the front horns a little for a cleaner look. Horns aren't necessary on the XL's.

I have the original tank from my XLT along with a couple sets of saddle bags, including all brackets. Even the very hard to find turn signal bar that bolts to the rear fender. I'll never use them so let me know if you're interested. The bags are currently painted black (by previous owner) and will need repainting or stripping down. I also have a couple of OEM oil tank decals as well.

Here's a pic of the Superglide tank I repainted for my XLT. I've also included a pic of my XLT. Note that I don't run a windshield and the pipes, carb and seat are not stock. I painted the saddlebags when I sprayed the rest of the bike and like the look of the painted bags.



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All '69 to '72 Sprints came with only 1 tank style (aka: Superglide). On Sprints they were entirely rubber mounted (no nuts, bolts, screws, or clamps). A Sprint tank has less capacity than a Superglide tank because of the Air cleaner recess on the left side.
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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.

Mick they ran that tank till 1982 , in 1983 they change tanks. Nikki
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I know you said "bolt on", but my '83 sure doesn't have a rear mount on the frame that far back...

Did anyone ever figure this out?

I think where the post-1982 frames 'split' where the oil tank and battery go will prevent the turtle tank from being installed... but I'm not sure...?

I know this is an old thread, but I'm in need of a new daily driver commuter bike... and I'm thinnking that a rigid nount Evo sportster with a Turle Tank will be the ticket. (This is not a thread about what bike I should choose to daily drive... its about the Turtle Tank)

I have a Turtle Tank that is pretty beat up (but fixable) to use for the project... but I have not bought the Evo Sporty yet, and I want to see how this will work out...

EDIT: I sold the 1982 that I originally started this thread about, so I can not use it as a mock up 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.

[/QUOTE Mick they ran that tank till 1982 , in 1983 they change tanks. Nikki
Yep, This is the same tank on my 82 XLS.
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Did anyone ever figure this out?

I think where the post-1982 frames 'split' where the oil tank and battery go will prevent the turtle tank from being installed... but I'm not sure...?
when I put the fat bobs on my roadster I mounted two pieces of 1/4 inch flat strap to raise the mounts to work with the tank , the same can be done for the turtle tank on the 82 and up frame all anyone needs to do is to think a while and a way will come . Nikki
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when I put the fat bobs on my roadster I mounted two pieces of 1/4 inch flat strap to raise the mounts to work with the tank , the same can be done for the turtle tank on the 82 and up frame all anyone needs to do is to think a while and a way will come . Nikki
I'm fine with making / welding brackets... but your suggestion of raising the stock mounts simply wont work with a Turtle Tank on a 1982- up frame.

The rear mount on the Turtle Tank will sit about 1.5 inches to the rear of where the frame makes a "Y" in the oil tank battery box area. Based on measurements I took on my 1982 I'm sure of this. It may be as simple as making new brackets and welding to the frame, and this is what I'm hoping for.

BUT, I think the mounting tabs on the Tank will hit the 2 sides of the frame "Y", which will require cutting and re-working the tabs on the tank. I do not know how wise the frame "Y" os 1.5 inches behind the split... which I guess is what my questions should have been. (I do not currently own a bike with this frame style, otherwise I would just mock it up)

I'm NOT willing to cut up such a rare vintage piece as a Turtle Tank.
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I'm fine with making / welding brackets... but your suggestion of raising the stock mounts simply wont work with a Turtle Tank on a 1982- up frame.

The rear mount on the Turtle Tank will sit about 1.5 inches to the rear of where the frame makes a "Y" in the oil tank battery box area. Based on measurements I took on my 1982 I'm sure of this. It may be as simple as making new brackets and welding to the frame, and this is what I'm hoping for.

BUT, I think the mounting tabs on the Tank will hit the 2 sides of the frame "Y", which will require cutting and re-working the tabs on the tank. I di not know how wise the frame "Y" os 1.5 inches behind the split... which I guess is what my questions should have been.

I'm NOT willing to cut up such a rare vintage piece as a Turtle Tank.
You missed what I meant that was what I need to do to fit the fat bobs , the turtle tank may require you to drill the frame , putting a piece of tubing in the drill hole then run a bolt thru the tank mount , hole and the tank mount . get to get together with some of your bro and kick this around . Nikki
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