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Fubars
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September 9, 2016 - 1:01 pm
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Just wondered if anyone as bought one and are they good quality.

 

There are plenty on eBay at the moment it would be cheaper to buy a new one then get my current tank restored !

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have not seen a fuel tank but have seen mudguards and not bad for the money.i make and adapt fuel tanks for choppers/rat bikes,usually in alloy and could not begin to make one for that money!the mudguards just needed 1/2 an hour on each with a planishing hammer to make them perfectly useable-and they fitted pretty much without any tweaking.

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Fubars,

 

I have not tried the Indian guards but have an Indian seat on my chook - the quality and price are both excellent. The seat came with a pair of beautifully chromed springs and has now seen about 2 years of use and still looks brand new.

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I've mentioned this before, but it's confusing for me - as in the Triumph world there are lots of complaints about the quality of the mudguards coming out of India. Some of it in line with Ferguson's point about them needing some finishing, but some simply that they don't fit ?

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think a bit of perspective needed here-i made a front mudguard for a s8 sunbeam a few months ago.i've got one to copy[i own one] and here was a break down of the hours.

work out template /cut steel blanks[4 pieces-main curve,two side pieces and pedestrian cutter for number plate]-2 hours

roll main bit on english wheel to make right curve/profile-3 hours

trim side panels to fit and work out excess needed to form crimped join,trim excess of main piece to match-2hours

make crimped joint ,fold all together and press-1.5 hours

roll edge all way round[wired] and tidy up/true it-3 hours

ease pedestrian cutter to correct curve and attach-1 hour.

so a copy of my mudguard-present to his bike and needs another hourish of tweaking for perfect fit-so in all 14 hours work for a perfect front mudguard.the ones from india cost a few pints of lager and a pretty modest meal out for two so i would not be complaining if not perfect fit/finish.for that money just smile,tidy them up and make them fit.

-never mind the aggro involved in getting me to actually make you a mudguard,lotsa phone calls ,pleading,bribery,threats,promises etc etcrofl

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Thanks chaps £200 for a new chrome fuel tank seems good to me. It would cost that just for a pro paint job over here + chroming + the hassle of cleaning the tank out before hand.

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With the Indian after market parts, from what I have read online as per 'buyer satisfaction' there are two groups of suppliers/manufacturers of repro kit in India.  One that takes a bit more time and expense to get it right/very close too original and one lot that 'bung' the parts through a quick make process and get them out on the market.  As the old adage goes - Buyer beware.

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I've had a couple of Indian parts and needed answers for both of them, but didn't get any satisfactory answers. So yes buyer beware. 

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And on the other hand - where else can you get them?

It's another of the joys of owning a cheap old bike!

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Wotcha.

I have Indian made tanks on both my B31 and B33 - they fitted, they didn't leak, the petrol taps fitted - all in all, they did exactly what they were meant to. thumbs-up Cost ?  Around £170, then add the cost of painting.

The B31 also has an Indian made tool box - which I can't fault.

Of course, the Indian Enfield also has an Indian made tank . . . and frame . . .and engine . . .and seat . . etc. laugh

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Lone Wolf said
Wotcha...
Of course, the Indian Enfield also has an Indian made tank . . . and frame . . .and engine . . .and seat . . etc. laugh  

Very true - then there's all the 'Chinese crap' that gets complained about - though most I've bought is fine; even BMW get their engines made there now, as do Apple with their phones and computers.

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