3TJ6 Racing in 2013

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Evilchicken0 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:33 pm

there must be a tank specialist in your backward little country :grin: Either get it pressure checked and sealed or copied in alloy with a firbreglass shroud

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Kurlon » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Hah, it turns out we do have some carbon fiber and aluminum experts hiding out in the wilderness over here. :grin:

The tank will be going to a friend that specializes in vintage and custom fiberglass and carbon fiber fabrication. He's done bodywork for at least one sidecar that's run the TT IIRC. He's going to evaluate it and determine if it's repairable or better off used as a form to base a mold off of for a replacement. In the mean time I have another local who's a damn skilled welder offering to make an aluminum tank to hide under my old tank's skin, or a complete aluminum tank.

Neither process is quick however... so if I can find another tank in the mean time...

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Kurlon » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:47 am

Found a nice steel tank in Japan.

They claim 'International Postal regulations' prohibit them from shipping it to me. Bah.

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Evilchicken0 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am

I haven't used this service but people have talked about Miriwaki Man before http://moriwaki-man.com/portal/bikes

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by StreetFZR » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 am

I've a 3TJ tank just sat collecting dust on my garage floor if its any help?

I can try and get a postage quote this week?

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Kurlon » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:46 pm

Another forum member is helping get me sorted, hopefully some time next week I'll have a lovely care package with an OEM tank inside. In the mean time my carbon tank is undergoing surgery this week, the inside will be completely re-sealed instead of just patching the hole as was done before.

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by levo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:27 pm

StreetFZR wrote:I've a 3TJ tank just sat collecting dust on my garage floor if its any help?

I can try and get a postage quote this week?
Is it clean inside and how much?

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Kurlon » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:50 pm

levo wrote:
StreetFZR wrote:I've a 3TJ tank just sat collecting dust on my garage floor if its any help?

I can try and get a postage quote this week?
Is it clean inside and how much?
Didn't take long for the vultures to begin to circle! :D

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by willandrip » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:54 pm

Poachers will be shot !
A red box doth not a Snap On make.

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Re: 3TJ6 Racing in 2013

Post by Kurlon » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:23 pm

Just got the quote for rebuilding my FCR rack...

If I could still buy a new rack from a US vendor I would. D-oh! Whatever leached out of my tank gummed up the works completely, plus lots of wear. Should run a crap-ton better once rebuilt though.


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