What Kind Of Custom Motorcycle Gas Tank Should You Choose?

A custom motorcycle gas tank is one of the most important things you will need for your custom motorcycle.

Without a gas tank your custom motorcycle will be unable to move. Picking out a gas tank should be relatively easy based on what you are looking for.

When looking for the proper motorcycle gas tank you will want to think about convenience and reliability. The rule of thumb when looking to buy a gas tank is bigger is better. Essentially, the bigger your tank is, the less you will need to fill up.

There are plenty of options for a custom motorcycle gas tank . There are many styles that can be built or purchased to suit your requirements. One of the many kinds of tanks that are available for your motorcycle (or chopper) are stretched tanks (image below). Stretched tanks resemble exactly what their name implies. The stretched tank appears to be a bit longer, or stretched out.

custom motorcycle gas tank


Usually you can find these types of tanks in two different sizes: narrow or wide. This type of custom fuel tank is what is used on a stretched motorcycle. If you’re looking for a newer style you could check out the new streamline tanks for your bike, as they are all made with a new school style. These custom gas tanks are generally narrow as opposed to the bulkier stretched tanks.

Other custom gas tank options include roadster tanks and Sportster tanks, which are the perfect combination of old and new to compliment your custom motorcycle. These gas tanks can be purchased with stretched or streamlined tank styles. The style you choose for your custom motorcycle gas tank depends on what kind of tank you are looking for.

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If you want a gas tank that knows speed like no other, then a nitrous tank would be the best choice for your custom motorcycle. Nitrous tanks produce nitrous oxide, which can increase the speed of your custom chopper.

Hybrid tanks
are custom motorcycle gas tanks that are similar to straight up tanks. These custom motorcycle gas tanks are a blend of old and new gas tanks, and are an excellent choice that can perform nearly anything you want your custom motorcycle to be capable of attaining.

custom painted gas tank



Once you have chosen the type of gas tank you would like to put on your custom motorcycle the rest is a breeze. You can even have your tank painted to add to the feel of your custom motorcycle.

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