where did you get that badboy, and does it have the fitting in the same place ie. direct fit replacement.if it is i want one especially if it has thoes cooling fins!
It's a bolt on except for the oil Intake fitting on the engine. The plastic tank uses a 1/2" ID line. The Aluminum tank uses a 3/8" ID line.where did you get that badboy, and does it have the fitting in the same place ie. direct fit replacement.if it is i want one especially if it has thoes cooling fins!
The Polaris Re-build parts cost $90. The tank cost $20 filthy. 14mm Banjo to 1/2" Hose Barb $8 shipped.I bet people would buy these?
Some people maybe yes..... me personally no. As I am a tinker'er myself too and love tackling projects like this.... and think I saved a little coin on something I never really needed (at least for "list price" anyway! ). Nice work, it looks very professional!The Polaris Re-build parts cost $90. The tank cost $20 filthy. 14mm Banjo to 1/2" Hose Barb $8 shipped.I bet people would buy these?
Stripping down, Thoroughly cleaning, Powder coating, and Re-assembly 10 hours.
I'd need $220 per tank to make it marginally worth my while.
Would folks pay that for a completely rebuilt powder coated (Hunter Green or Blood Red) tank that's ready to bolt on???
Columbia Coatings Kool Koat 2.0 with the DPW board and Multi-Coat nozzle.Excellent job!! What brand of powdercoating tools did you use? Eastwood?
Used only just like the recoil heads.This is a cool option. My oil tank was cracked open when a small log got jammed up between the tank and the suspension. I was surprised that there's no skid plate available for it, since it's so vulnerable. People told me to look into a metal tank. It looks like you can only get them used though? Off of older sportsmans? Or are these aftermarket that aren't produced anymore?
Always several on ebay. Be aware of the fitting locations. The top banjo on that tank is recessed but it will work. I've seen different vent and return fitting locations. There seem to be at least two return and two vent locations. The tanks I've bougt seem to usually have have un-drilled bosses for the optional locations but not always.
BTW I've done business with that vendor, Powersports Nation, and they seem like pretty decent folks.
Thoroughly clean em before use. Your oil pump will thank you. I have yet to buy one without flakes of old motor in the sludge at the bottom.
If you can get one with the return banjo hose it'll be cheaper to get ready for install... that steel banjo pipe was close to $30 from Polaris. You can remove the rubber hose and clean the steel tube pretty easy.
I've kitted a couple for some buddies in bare AL cleaned and still disassembled with all the neccesary assembly and install parts in bags.
I only powder coat for myself and family or very very very very close friends. AL castings can sometimes develop adhesion issues even when properly cleaned and I'm not a commercial venture. My cousin's tank front half had to be stripped and recoated.
My last parts kit without the top banjo hose cost just under $70.00 including the new 1/2" lower banjo fitting. It costs right at $20.00 to get the tank halves baked and shell blasted and the tank itself can run anywhere from $12-$25.
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