Ducati 250

Ducati 250

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Triumph tank

Started off today wanting to fab a new top tube for my 5TA frame so I could fit an aftermarket tank - the existing top brace is integral to the tank in the earlier t100's
Anyway, I had numerous attempts at making something, all of which turned out pretty amateur, so I temporarily gave up on that idea and decided to strip the original tank to see what I had.
Initially it was pretty encouraging, nice clean metal:

Then I moved onto the other side and found some filler:



  1. How deep is that ding? Looks pretty hefty!

  2. Its about 2cm deep, I reckon the bike must have gone down on a sharp kerb edge or something in the past.
    Not to worry, I've decided not to use it now, the peanut tank suits the bike alot better.