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philliplye

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T65 petrol tank
« on: 06 April, 2019, 12:54:18 »
Can anyone show me pics of the tank, particularly the underside of the tank showing the position of the taps?

Mark Chapman

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #1 on: 16 April, 2019, 19:56:26 »
This OK?

philliplye

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #2 on: 16 April, 2019, 20:11:02 »
That is a worrying picture indeed! It is an early seventies  breadbox four gallon tank is it?. If so I've got Buckleys chance of finding one and will have to make do with a substitute.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated

bikerbob

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #3 on: 17 April, 2019, 14:59:21 »
That tank is not the standard tank for an A65 it is for a lightning as it has the cut outs for the twin carbs and therefore the petrol taps are further forward the standard tank does not have those cut outs and the petrol taps go where those cut outs are.

philliplye

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #4 on: 18 April, 2019, 09:21:00 »
Thanks Bob. The underside of that tank dosen't look like what I expected a four gal OIF tank to look like, in that it shows an eliptical "cutout" for the top end. It also appears curved but then that may be the angle. Anyway I will press on. I get my bike tomorrow with the Triumph 4 gal fixed.

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #5 on: 18 April, 2019, 16:14:54 »
You did not say what year your bike is I had assumed that because you showed that image it was a pre oil in the frame model but if it is oil in the frame then it is a totally different tank.

philliplye

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #6 on: 18 April, 2019, 23:11:38 »
You are right, I should have given the year and not just the model (T65). The bike is one of those oddities that appeared from time to time in the company's history, in this case, in 1973. Thanks for taking the trouble to respond.

Mark Chapman

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #7 on: 24 April, 2019, 19:48:00 »
That is a worrying picture indeed! It is an early seventies  breadbox four gallon tank is it?. If so I've got Buckleys chance of finding one and will have to make do with a substitute.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated

My apologies Phillip I misread your post.....for some reason I saw A65 not T65... ;D

philliplye

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #8 on: 26 April, 2019, 22:45:59 »
Happy to say I no longer need the pics. I got the whole bike. Bought as advertised, " triumph T65". I removed the Triumph tank badges and found an extra screw hole on the tank, underneath- the original mount point for the BSA tank badge. "Tanks" again for responding.

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #9 on: 05 May, 2019, 16:38:48 »
Hi Phillip,
I would be very interested in seeing some pictures of the bike for publication in The Star if you agree. It's a rare model and it would be great to see what differences there is as opposed to the Triumph TR6 of the same period.
If you have some pics, please send them to me via email  to editor@bsaownersclub.co.uk
Looking forward to hearing from you

Chris

philliplye

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #10 on: 06 May, 2019, 09:05:43 »
I will be pleased to have a go but I'm not a photographer of any note! There is a great video of a Spanish bike being restored somewhere on the net.
There were "civillian" versions sent here, as well as the Police versions which had a modified fork to accept the 70 TLS brake. Mine has the comical brake and I am going to add  a 73 disc front end. Strangely, I found a complete TR7T  front wheel in the garage under a load of stuff. It has the original tyre. Goodness knows when I aquired that! 21 inch should be interesting (if it fits..axle size and all) .
I'll get back in a couple of weeks after my upcoming holiday.
Phil

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Re: T65 petrol tank
« Reply #11 on: 06 May, 2019, 17:25:15 »
Many Thanks Phil,
No rush, look forward to hearing from you when you're ready. Have a good holiday!
Chris