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Old 12-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Brutale aluminum tank interest?

So i saw this on moto wheels site.


http://motowheels.com/i-10302481-dep...inum-tank.html


Made me think, So I contacted them, they said if there was interest from 25 or so people.......anyone?

Pretty none the less.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Veeeeery nice, but two grand? Geeze!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Veeeeery nice, but two grand? Geeze!

You know you want one Mr. Randy....



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Old 12-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
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Very tasty, but I sold my Sport 1000 a couple of years ago.....
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Well, for those of us with problematic fuel tanks (ie. Acerbis gas tanks, or whatever vendor is making them for Agusta) it may be the best solution, albeit a very expensive one. I'm still waiting for warranty resolution for my 2010 1090 RR!

Here is another source of very beautifully made aluminum tanks. However, they're not available for 2010+ Brutales unless a sufficient number of orders are placed to apparently amortize the $7,000 cost of the mold.

http://www.moto-works.jp/beater/index.html
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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there is no mold.....

they use wood patterns.....they call them 'bucks'

here are the heros of metalwork

California Metal Shaping....

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cali...rnia_metal.htm

they had my Dad's ERCO shrinker for years
I asked my Dad to show me how to work on a shot bag.....in 15 minutes he roughed out an alloy tank for a Kawasaki i was building
then he put the wooden hammer down and said "I don't want to do this, its going backwards......you figure it out" and walked away

Gee, thanks Dad, its a dying art and you were one of the wizards and you won't show your own son?

the Northrup Alpha hanging in the Smithsonian
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33735249@N08/5763905874/

my Dad did the wing root fillets......one piece of metal, starts at the rear and wraps ALL the way around the wing NO grinding, filing or sanding ALLOWED

look how crooked the tail surfaces are......then look at the light reflections off the wing root....yes, perfect

he made the original gas tanks too with sine wave seams so they won't crack......the plane is missing them and its ID tag......I have a blank one, fuck them

TWA was too cheap to give him a pass to go work on their plane......

that is not the original configuration of the plane......i have the pictures of every iteration of the plane......
and one of it on its test flight with my Dad's buddy flying it.......and they don't even know his name

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:20 PM   #8
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So can we get some knurl built tanks???

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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Hi Noel,
In presenting the opportunity for an aluminum fuel tank replacement for the Brutale, I thought it appropriate to use Moto-Works' own terminology as evidenced in the following e-mail they sent me.

Hi Frank

Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are really sorry that custom made tank will cost about US$7,000- just for the mold. And about US$2,000- for the tank. We guess that is not practical price for our customers. Sorry for your inconvenience.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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