Author Topic: Help, What Motorcycle Does This Gas Tank Belong On  (Read 1270 times)

Offline WGH1951

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Help, What Motorcycle Does This Gas Tank Belong On
« on: October 31, 2019, 12:45:28 AM »
I recently came across a gas tank that I found inside of a storage building. I searched the internet but have been unable to figure out what motorcycle it fits. It measures 16" long, 10-1/2" wide at the front, 5-1/2" wide at the rear, and 6-1/2" high. I would appreciate any help in identifying it. Photos attached.
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Re: What Does This Gas Tank Belong To
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 04:38:49 AM »
Isn't that something along the lines of an old Cossack/Dnepr/Ural  ?
The fuel tap/filter says its something not really that old, and somewhat rugged.

Can't quite find a decent pic

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Re: What Does This Gas Tank Belong To
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 03:16:05 PM »
That is the closest photo I have seen on one. I don't have a clue what it came off of. Like you said, judging by the fuel connection, it appears to be less than 50 years old, but I am unsure about that.

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Re: Help, What Motorcycle Does This Gas Tank Belong On
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 10:29:18 PM »
OK. I was finally able to identify the fuel tank. It came off of an early 1960s Cushman Silver Eagle. 

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Re: Help, What Motorcycle Does This Gas Tank Belong On
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 06:23:33 AM »
Goodness, however did you track that down. Well done that man.
I'd have bet London to a brick that a Ural was involved....

(Of course, if any threads are UNF and not metric, that might be a bit of a giveaway).
(And it may help if Cushmans (Cushmen ?) are a local delicacy, mostly unknown in other parts ?)

https://www.autabuy.com/photos/2019/08/28/60126569_525602950845680_Orig.jpg

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Re: Help, What Motorcycle Does This Gas Tank Belong On
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »
I asked the same question on Motorcycle Forum. I received the answer in two days. I got lucky and someone who knew read it and answered my question. I spent some time looking at pictures to verify and narrow down models and years used.