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2nd December 2011, 02:18
New to the site, recently stripped down a 79 that had lots of scars and looked like it spent a few nights in a road ditch. Now getting the last of the parts i need i will post pictures in a few weeks. No show bike, more like a swap meet special! I have a battery strap but theres no where on top to hook it, i am wondering if im missing a tab on the oil tank or if anyone knows where this silly thing goes? got the ten and a half inch strap like it calls for. . . .anyone got pics or input i would appreciate it
2nd December 2011, 03:00
The Oil Tank and Battery holder are all one unit on the 79, not real sure, but I think there may be a hook at the bottom of the battery tray, between it and the oil tank, and it comes over the top and hooks on the open side at the bottom. Then there was a cover that went over the left side.
I've got and old 79 oil tank laying around the shop some place, and I'll take a look in the morning. I'll check back, cause I'm not real sure, and someone will chime in and let you know.
And, welcome to the forum, from Ia.
2nd December 2011, 03:07
Welcome! woodsracer1, to the IronHead forum.
Others can help with this better than i.
2nd December 2011, 03:07
Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the love of your life.
2nd December 2011, 03:48
Yes there is a place for the strap to hook on the OEM oil tank/battery box on top and at the bottom of the tray. Look at e-bay for pics of it. They have them on there alot.
like this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oil-tank-1979-Sportster-Harley-Davidson-Harley-/130605987457?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item1e68b93681
And welcome to the forem
2nd December 2011, 04:15
Welcome to the forum!!:smokeHope this helps!!!:smokehttp://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z443/4camroadster/oiltank.jpg
2nd December 2011, 12:05
Thanks a bunch kinda figured i was missing something, i am missing that top bracket, thanks again!
2nd December 2011, 23:03
They are all broken off....
3rd December 2011, 05:30
seems alot of them are broke off... i used 3 zip ties and tied one end of the barrery strap to my frame. its covered by the seat no one sees it and works great.
3rd December 2011, 13:50
you read my mind, kinda bummed i didnt catch it when i blasted the oil tank to get a better fix, oh well! break out the zip tys!
the cowboy way
3rd December 2011, 16:52
zip ties , duct tape & bailing wire
yer gonna need / use em sometime !
3rd December 2011, 17:50
Yea, I, too, use zip tye's on the top. I also have a thin pad that the battery sit's on, so it's not sitting right on the metal of the oil tank.
3rd December 2011, 18:26
... have a thin pad that the battery sit's on,...
Thin cork gasket material from the auto parts store works well for this. Thick may seem better, until you try to install the battery top cover and strap.
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