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Old 30th September 2008
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Question 5 Gallon / Fat Boy / Street Bob Tank on a Sportster?

Has anyone put a Fat Boy style tank on a Sportster? I wanted to get a Street Bob look to my sporty, and wonder if that's possible.
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lots of bolt-on aftermarket tanks that looks like a fatboy sytle. They are called "Fatbob tanks"
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I have a 1200s and all the tanks I have come across say they will not work on the 1200s. Does anybody know of a bigger tank that WILL work on the 1200s?
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There are gobs of threads on this topic. Do a search.
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most aftermarket tanks are 03 and back,i read our rubber mounts use bigger frame tubes due to needed support lost to engine mounting, also now is the fuel inj sportys, i would like a tank with guage mounts, but a big twin is NOT in the future, i love my sporty, there are a few tanks out there, i bet a good bodyman could convert the big sporty tank
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I have a 1200s and all the tanks I have come across say they will not work on the 1200s. Does anybody know of a bigger tank that WILL work on the 1200s?
the 1200s takes the same tanks that all the other sportsters do from 03 down .. i buy stuff all the time that say that and they do
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ya gotta cut off your old tank mounts and weld on fat bob mounts. bitterendchoppers sells a tank mount kit if you cant figure out how to fab yerself which is cheaper eh. im a welder new to ridin but not to vehicle frame mod/building, if its steel i can build it.
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Huh???????
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A good fab shop can make the tank fit.
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jp cycle fatbob tanks
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