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Cruiser 80 petrol tank?

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Cruiser 80 petrol tank?

Post  Dave_D on Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:52 pm

I recently got 2 FB's (1959 & 1960) which I believed were both cruiser 80's. However, the first I'm trying to restore, the 59 green and white model has the petrol tank as per photos.
It doesn't look like a standard cruiser 80 tank with teardrop filler so can anyone tell me if they mades 80' s with this sort of tank or not?
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Cruiser 80 tank

Post  piston 197 on Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Yes this looks to be the standard Cruiser 80,84,89 tank used from 1958 onwards, only the 1957 had the flip up tear drop tank, the 57 tank is much neater than the later ones, but was more costly to make, think i have a couple of tanks of both types if you need one ?
The falcon 87 tank is the same shape, but has a tunnel underneath and ears on the front to attatch it to the headstock
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Post  Dave_D on Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks very much for that. I have one of either tank, one from the green and white (1959), photoed, and one, the tear drop type from the 1960 green one. I just wanted to make sure I had the right tank for the 59 as this is the one I'm doing first.
Still some odds and sods to source if I keep posting I'd appreciate any more help you can offer.
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:04 pm

Yes the one you send the photo of is correct for both bikes, the teardrop one is wrong, but a much neater tank and will fit straight on
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