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Fresnomad

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on: June 05, 2024, 10:49:57 am
I just acquired a 535 and was hoping the pick up a chrome/black "Mr. Clean" tank. I have yet to find one that is not fit for a 650. Is there enough differences that I should be concerned with the application or possibility the two tanks are interchangeable? I don't have an issue modifying the tank, within reason, but I would like to know what I'm getting into first. I would be grateful to here from an expert before digging in.
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Reply #1 on: June 05, 2024, 02:46:49 pm
I just acquired a 535 and was hoping the pick up a chrome/black "Mr. Clean" tank. I have yet to find one that is not fit for a 650. Is there enough differences that I should be concerned with the application or possibility the two tanks are interchangeable? I don't have an issue modifying the tank, within reason, but I would like to know what I'm getting into first. I would be grateful to here from an expert before digging in.

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Reply #2 on: June 06, 2024, 09:23:36 am
I  have never seen a 650 tank. Have you?
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Reply #4 on: June 06, 2024, 02:16:19 pm
The mounting features certainly look similar, ... but not identical.   It appears to my eye that the Conti 650 tank has a larger internal cavity. 

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Reply #5 on: June 10, 2024, 11:16:33 am
You could have the stock tank chromed.
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Reply #6 on: June 10, 2024, 03:28:00 pm
Yes, Farmer John, that would be a practical way to get what i want, I like that idea. Back in the 80's we use to chrome all kinds of stuff on our Vespa's. But, the times have changed and they are making it real hard to get real gasoline in California, let alone find a chrome shop here in Fresno. DMV,DOT,EPA, they get ya chroming or going. Everything costs more out here in California.
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Reply #8 on: June 11, 2024, 03:01:18 pm
Hmmm...?  "But, the times have changed and they are making it real hard to get real gasoline in California, let alone find a chrome shop here in Fresno. DMV,DOT,EPA, they get ya chroming or going. "
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