Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks Part 1

Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks Part 1


This 9-minute video shows highlights from the 2-hour 46-minute long ‘Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks’ DVD. You can get more information about welding and metalworking on our website – z

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  1. Mr. Covell, as a moped rider (pedal-start, mind you) I'm getting a real kick out of these videos.  More incentive for me to get my workshop together!  =D

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  2. Could I possibly get you to build me a gas tank for a bike that I have? The bike is a 1982 Honda and I cannot find a gas tank for it. I'm trying for a restoration for this bike. Thanks.

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  3. On the bung you welded for the gas cap, did you sand the welds smooth? I've never done this before, just curious

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  4. Can you please give me the specifications of the sheet metal that you've used here?
    Like the type of metal, thickness (gauge), total length of sheet used. 
    And how did you get the tank to be so proportionate? any specific measurements?

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  5. Here is a question. If you had a batch order to make say 10 tanks of the same shape. From getting your eye in and making the first one carefully what will be the difference in time between the first one and the 10th which you could will save?  There are so many old bikes which need restoring but the skills needed to make tanks seem to be hoovered up by the big money classic car restorations.

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  6. Great work! what type of aluminium used? and what type of heat treatment used to make softer the sheet? Thanks a lot!

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  7. Thanks you!!
    I live in Ukraine!!
    I like to watch your video instructive to work with metal.
    I only recently started to work with metal and argon welding, sorry but the instrument as long as I do not have much, so the work is within our means, but still in the future, build I have a desire, often guided by your excellent video.
    Thank you for what you shoot them)
    You could not show a different set of spacers and a hammer for metal?
    Sorry for my bad english)

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  8. Hola, quiero hacer un estanque de 15 litros para una motocicleta HONDA XR 250R año 2004. ¿Cuál es el espesor de la lámina de metal que debiera ocupar?
    Gracias.

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  9. Hi dear

    very good video, thanks for sharing your experiences.
    What kind of steel use?
    What thickness you recommend?

    greetings from Chile…

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  10. Nice video bro im looking forward to buildibg a cafe racer tank for my z650, this will definetly be a purchase

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  11. hola ron …. que metal es este ,es chapa blanca 1010 ??? o aluminio ??soy de argentina gracias .

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  12. muchas gracias por la repuesta perdon por la molestia que espesor es el acero 2mm ???

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  13. Hola, excelente video y excelente trabajo, estoy empezando a fabricar mi propio tanque pero no puedo encontrar las medidas de el molde de madera que utilizas para ir dando forma a la hoja de hacero me podrias ayudar

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  14. What kind of tool did you use to sand the tank? I've been looking and can't find one that looks like yours or does the same thing anywhere

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  15. Very impressive work.
    I saw many videos on others channel but there lots of useless conversation.
    But here in your videos ittle talk but full sense of work. Practicing full-fledged work is possible to practice your video. Experienced people can give it a perfect shape. That's what I learned from you. Learning is not the end. Sir you are the master of artist.

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  16. Is the material 1.125mm or 1.6mm? I see both quoted. I'm considering hydroforming some tank parts. Is this a method you've ever used?

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  17. hello sir , can u pls tell me what is the thickness of the sheet , and is this stainless steel sheet ?

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  18. sorry mate you are not trying to teach us how you are just promote your company ,, no no more interesting videos than this

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  19. Hey Ron..Thanks for you very informative videos,with no needless trash…i've made the english wheel for myself lately and gonna make my first gas tank..so how much time does it take to make this gas tank?

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  20. This video needs a clickbait title like "Nerdy white guy builds killer chopper parts". Thanks for the information in the video.

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  21. Ron, honestly, your skills are just mind blowing. You make this amazing craft so simple. Thank you for posting.

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  22. Ron Covell I'm fan of you.. specially the way you create some mind blowing masterpiece..
    Please fabricate whole bike from starting to ending state..

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  23. Alright, I'm very new to this so don't judge me…
    But how does the fuel on one side of the tank go the other side where I have my petcock?

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  24. Wow. Ron, you are amazing at what you do. I have deep respect for craftsmen like you! Unlike today, where people just use a 3-d printer, you can create with your hands.

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  25. Wow Ron, you've definitely given me confidence and inspiration to make my own gas tank. I'm in the design phase of building a chopper and I just assumed I'd buy a gas tank and paint it, but custom making one by hand is so much cooler. Thanks!

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  26. I've watched and read so much of your demonstration and techniques always go back to this one. Thanks Ron.

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