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Looking for a bigger gas tank.; 3 gallons just isn't enough.
Topic Started: Sep 3 2015, 12:17 PM (1,027 Views)
Jen
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Currently my bike ('82 KZ750 H3 LTD) being worked on. Waiting on new carbs to be built. In the mean time I'm looking for a bigger gas tank. The LTD series was never meant for proper touring. It was meant for shows and despite being a quasi-chopper and having a classic touring frame, racing as well.

The tank these things have is 2.5 gallons with a .5 gallon reserve. When I go on a road trip, I have to stop every hour to refuel unless I'm on back country roads doing a leisurely pace, and then i'm getting nowhere in the most lazy way possible.

Does anybody know of any models with a bigger tank that I can cannibalize without having to do any engineering? I really don't like the idea of drilling into or cutting an irreplaceable frame.
Edited by Jen, Sep 3 2015, 12:22 PM.
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Apparently the KZ750 was the donor bike for the GPz750 (According to Wikipedia, pinch of salt may be required), & looking at some pictures, the chassis' appear to be identical.

The GPz750 had a 22 litre (4.8 gallon UK) tank. The fixings are presumably the same, but it might be worth looking at the fixing details before you jump on one.

Whether the GPz's tank would stop the stock KZ seat from fitting is something that you might want to think about.

How that would fit with the KZs styling is also a question.

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Obviously I'm going off what I can find on the Internet so you might want to check all my information out for yourself just in case I'm talking rubbish
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Jen
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Deaks
Sep 3 2015, 03:11 PM
Apparently the KZ750 was the donor bike for the GPz750 (According to Wikipedia, pinch of salt may be required), & looking at some pictures, the chassis' appear to be identical.

The GPz750 had a 22 litre (4.8 gallon UK) tank. The fixings are presumably the same, but it might be worth looking at the fixing details before you jump on one.

Whether the GPz's tank would stop the stock KZ seat from fitting is something that you might want to think about.

How that would fit with the KZs styling is also a question.

Wikipedia Page

Obviously I'm going off what I can find on the Internet so you might want to check all my information out for yourself just in case I'm talking rubbish
Yeah I've actually tried to fit an '82 GPZ750 seat on my bike. The hinges match up, but the seat sits higher and won't close on my frame. I'm not taking donor parts from that bike again. Things kinda sorta fit but not really.

I think I'll hire someone to make a larger custom tank. Maybe I can get one made with a proper fuel gauge instead of the low fuel light.
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Jen
Sep 10 2015, 04:13 AM
Deaks
Sep 3 2015, 03:11 PM
Apparently the KZ750 was the donor bike for the GPz750 (According to Wikipedia, pinch of salt may be required), & looking at some pictures, the chassis' appear to be identical.

The GPz750 had a 22 litre (4.8 gallon UK) tank. The fixings are presumably the same, but it might be worth looking at the fixing details before you jump on one.

Whether the GPz's tank would stop the stock KZ seat from fitting is something that you might want to think about.

How that would fit with the KZs styling is also a question.

Wikipedia Page

Obviously I'm going off what I can find on the Internet so you might want to check all my information out for yourself just in case I'm talking rubbish
Yeah I've actually tried to fit an '82 GPZ750 seat on my bike. The hinges match up, but the seat sits higher and won't close on my frame. I'm not taking donor parts from that bike again. Things kinda sorta fit but not really.

I think I'll hire someone to make a larger custom tank. Maybe I can get one made with a proper fuel gauge instead of the low fuel light.
Hi.I was reading your post and was keen to hear you are having your carbs rebuilt. I have the same bike I imported from the USA and have carb problems with the carbs that came with the bike. They have bee cooked in the ultrasonic tank and fitted with new carb refurb kits. Jets etc are all clear but the bike still wont run. It ticks over rough and as soon as you touch the throttle it rev's up to 4000 and stays there until you cut the engine. I would be interested to hear what you are having done to your carbs as it might help me in my quest to get the KZ running smooth. Regards
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