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    Red face Aluminum tanks

    Hello Folks

    I am Rohan from Vintage Auto World and we are engaged in fabricating aluminum fuel tanks.

    We are also planning to make Aprilia aluminum fuel tanks and would would need your advice on which Aprilia tank do we start with first?

    We are already fabricating Ducati aluminum tanks and looking forward to increase the range of Aluminum fuel tanks for other Italian brands.

    Looking forward to read from members

    Cheers!

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    A polished alloy tank to fit a gen1 rsv would suit me

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    Quote Originally Posted by redratbike View Post
    A polished alloy tank to fit a gen1 rsv would suit me

    Great! Thanks for the reply. I am not very familiar with Aprilia and would like to know what year is the generation 1 RSV so that I can look for a similar sample tank. Once we make a copy of the tank in aluminum, we will send it to you so that you can check it on your frame and once you approve, we will start a batch of 5 / 10 tanks.

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    gen 1 = 98-00 then 01-03 slightly different shaped tanks fits on same frame

    gen1 98-00


    gen1 01-03

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    Great! Do you know somebody who is selling an original tank please?

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    You will make yourselves a fortune if you can produce a RSVR GenII Tuono (same thing) ali tank.
    The oem tanks are prone to swelling if too much ethonol based fuel is used.

    Post a weblink please and I'll forward it on

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    Tifa, I am in the process of sending them a Gen 2 tank, will let you all know when I recieve the prototype.

    Mark

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    Looking forward to receive it soon


    Quote Originally Posted by Tash View Post
    Tifa, I am in the process of sending them a Gen 2 tank, will let you all know when I recieve the prototype.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tash View Post
    Tifa, I am in the process of sending them a Gen 2 tank, will let you all know when I recieve the prototype.

    Mark
    well done...did he mention price?

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    Not yet sorted mate, we will also be sending a gen1 and rsv4 tank. I will post pics and prices once sorted.

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    I may be able to supply a Falco tank depending on whether it gets trashed

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    Great! We are looking to make the complete range of Aprilia tanks


    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander View Post
    I may be able to supply a Falco tank depending on whether it gets trashed

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    I'm well interested in getting an alloy tank for a 01-03 RSV! Ultimately it will come down to price, if it's reasonable then these will sell well given the ethanol issue. When looking to manufacture these have a think about where the tank prop stand can sit without the risk of bending anything or the tank falling. Here's a picture of an early RSV with the tank hinged up and held on the OEM tank stand: http://i26.tinypic.com/29z34wj.jpg

    If you could also find away of creating more volume then this may add value to the product for those people who prefer to ride more than refuel!
    Good luck with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purirhn View Post
    Hello Folks

    I am Rohan from Vintage Auto World and we are engaged in fabricating aluminum fuel tanks.

    We are also planning to make Aprilia aluminum fuel tanks and would would need your advice on which Aprilia tank do we start with first?

    We are already fabricating Ducati aluminum tanks and looking forward to increase the range of Aluminum fuel tanks for other Italian brands.

    Looking forward to read from members

    Cheers!
    Make one for the RSV4, the fuel consumption is so high and the tank fairly small that if the price was fair you'd sell a fair few.

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    Yup...I'll second that....rsv4 tank that would hold more than the mug of tea next to me....

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    I would buy an aluminum tank for my 03 RSV Mille R in a heart beat if you actually end up making them. I'm so sick of the ethanol causing the nylon tanks to swell that an aluminum tank would be such a huge relief!

    Assuming they're high quality, lightweight, and they fit like factory, I would buy one FOR SURE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpinIron View Post
    I would buy an aluminum tank for my 03 RSV Mille R in a heart beat if you actually end up making them. I'm so sick of the ethanol causing the nylon tanks to swell that an aluminum tank would be such a huge relief!

    Assuming they're high quality, lightweight, and they fit like factory, I would buy one FOR SURE!
    You found the post then

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    I sure did! It would be so nice to have a tank for my Mille that I don't have to worry about the damn ethanol swelling it!

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    Looks promising.. larger size would be a big selling point also.

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    Haha, I don't want my tank any bigger than it already is. The Mille has a HUGE tank (at least cosmetically I mean).

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