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Please excuse any ignorance this is my first time working on anything. Does anyone know of an easy mod I could do to this plastic piece to make this tjbrutal tank fit my vt750 spirit? I was hoping not to have to tackle velocity stacks just yet because it seems a bit outside my skill level.
 

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Before you do all that, you should do a search on here with keywords "TJBrutal" and "my bike wont run"

My 1st question would be: Why do you want a tank that will only get you 70 miles?


And I'd read this before messing with the air intake, there's a reason it has that convoluted shape,,,

Resonant Air boxes: Theory and Applications
 

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Before you do all that, you should do a search on here with keywords "TJBrutal" and "my bike wont run"

My 1st question would be: Why do you want a tank that will only get you 70 miles?


And I'd read this before messing with the air intake, there's a reason it has that convoluted shape,,,

Resonant Air boxes: Theory and Applications
will do. thank you for the info. 🙏
 

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Before you do all that, you should do a search on here with keywords "TJBrutal" and "my bike wont run"

My 1st question would be: Why do you want a tank that will only get you 70 miles?


And I'd read this before messing with the air intake, there's a reason it has that convoluted shape,,,

Resonant Air boxes: Theory and Applications
After reading and looking around some more I’m considering bending the plastic of the air box with a heat gun. Is this a terrible idea?
 

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If you only need a LITTLE bit of extra space, you might get away with it. Otherwise, that box has been made that specific size for ‘reasons’. Change it drastically, and you’ll be changing the way air is delivered to the carburetors in a way that might affect performance. If you’re set on this, check out EBay or salvage yards for a used/junk air box or two, as most should be in good shape. Then you’ll have a replacement if things go horribly wrong with the reshape.

Otherwise, either abandon the mini-tank idea, or give the velocity stacks a try.
 

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Howdy Trevynne!

These little Hondas are kinda set in their ways. There's no easy way to just bolt on an aftermarket tank without needing some complex mods. You may need to machine some custom parts just to make it fit.

In my opinion...just putting that tank on while keeping everything else on the bike would not look very good. You may want to think through how you want the bike to look and then start working backwards. Drawing up a sketch of your final "look" would help with visualization. Then decide what parts will stay, what parts will go, what parts can be purchased and what part will need to be custom made.

These guys -- Revival Cycles -- can be a source for some inspiration as well as a source for some custom parts. I've visited their shop quite a few times and have seen some amazing work.

Good luck!
 

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If you only need a LITTLE bit of extra space, you might get away with it. Otherwise, that box has been made that specific size for ‘reasons’. Change it drastically, and you’ll be changing the way air is delivered to the carburetors in a way that might affect performance. If you’re set on this, check out EBay or salvage yards for a used/junk air box or two, as most should be in good shape. Then you’ll have a replacement if things go horribly wrong with the reshape.

Otherwise, either abandon the mini-tank idea, or give the velocity stacks a try.
thats great advise thank you. After pondering it some more I’m thinking of doing pod filters and diving in on resetting the carb
 

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Howdy Trevynne!

These little Hondas are kinda set in their ways. There's no easy way to just bolt on an aftermarket tank without needing some complex mods. You may need to machine some custom parts just to make it fit.

In my opinion...just putting that tank on while keeping everything else on the bike would not look very good. You may want to think through how you want the bike to look and then start working backwards. Drawing up a sketch of your final "look" would help with visualization. Then decide what parts will stay, what parts will go, what parts can be purchased and what part will need to be custom made.

These guys -- Revival Cycles -- can be a source for some inspiration as well as a source for some custom parts. I've visited their shop quite a few times and have seen some amazing work.

Good luck!
Ya I was thinking since this tank was made to fit the frame of the spirit it would be an easy mod but I should have known better. you Don’t know what you don’t know until you try it I guess
 

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I think I would prefer a skinnier (but perhaps taller / higher) fuel tank than what I've got on my VT 1100 C2 right now. I think it looks a little too short and fat.

Yes, for the kind of riding I do I'd be willing to give up a gallon of fuel capacity --go from 4 gallons down to three.
 
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