Larger fuel tank on older V-Rods - Page 4 - 1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum
» Insurance
» Sponsors
Go Back   1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum > V-ROD Discussions > V-ROD General
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #46
Luvmy04VRod
Lifetime Premium
 
Luvmy04VRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 895
Images: 30
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
See..... I told you these guys are good! Give them sum notice on when your in town! You wont regret it!!
__________________
PROUD Member Post #149 Las Vegas, NV.

Lord forgive me for what I am about to do but these b@sterds must die!
I will NEVER apologize nor waste my time defending my God-given right to keep and bear arms; The more and bigger the arms, the better
!!
Luvmy04VRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-06-2012, 04:01 AM   #47
Luigit
Sleep is over-rated
 
Luigit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ruskin, Florida
Posts: 2,189
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
might want to think of other stuff to do while the rear wheel is out like change tires, brake pads, etc
__________________
Always Ride like everyone is trying to KILL you. Why? because they are...
Luigit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #48
capngeo
George
 
capngeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Now Sorrysota more than Key West, FL
Posts: 5,404
Images: 163
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Good Idea.... I've got a changer and balancer too
__________________
Prices on Wrecked '05B are Negotiable!


____________________________________________


The World's ONLY "Firefighter Special Edition" V-Rod

Ol' Bubba, Popes of Hell MC


You start the game of life with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience...
The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #49
Destroyer2118
Registered Full
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 158
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I did the UE tank and Digital Guard Dog keyless ignition at the same time, best thing I ever did to any bike.
Destroyer2118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #50
91Vette
Registered Full
 
91Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Washington, IL
Posts: 266
Images: 3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I upgraded my 06 VRSCD with the Rick's fuel tank. Not sure on the install as I had a shop put it on for me.

The longer range sure is nice ... as I was always the first guy in the pack pulling off for fuel.
__________________
2006 Night Rod

Black Cherry & Black Pearl
Rick's Tank
D&D Fat Cat
91Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 07:41 AM   #51
bermuda
Registered Full
 
bermuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 148
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you guys are serious about helping me I'd love to take you up on the offer.
But obviously let's plan a time that's convenient to you.
There's no great hurry.
I'll order the Rick's Tank.
Do I need to order the tool to remove the large threaded ring on top of the fuel tank?
Also on Rick's instruction sheet they recommend using a new seal - part 61498-01.
I can't find that part on the HD website. Any ideas? I'll call Rick's and see what that is.
Thanks again.
bermuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #52
bermuda
Registered Full
 
bermuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 148
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oh and I'll also order the beer and the pizzas!
bermuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:01 AM   #53
Luigit
Sleep is over-rated
 
Luigit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ruskin, Florida
Posts: 2,189
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
i have a homemade tool to remove the ring and you dont need a new seal if we are careful in removing the old one.

i only need a few days lead time and if capn is busy you can ride up to my place and do it. i have tools to get this done (except a tire changer)
__________________
Always Ride like everyone is trying to KILL you. Why? because they are...
Luigit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #54
Luigit
Sleep is over-rated
 
Luigit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ruskin, Florida
Posts: 2,189
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
PM sent with contact info
__________________
Always Ride like everyone is trying to KILL you. Why? because they are...
Luigit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 10:09 AM   #55
bermuda
Registered Full
 
bermuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 148
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok, great.
We'll see what everybody's schedule is like when I receive the tank.
bermuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #56
Luvmy04VRod
Lifetime Premium
 
Luvmy04VRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 895
Images: 30
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
You do not need any special tool to remove top. Just use a strap wrench. Comes off real easy. Cheap and very easy.
__________________
PROUD Member Post #149 Las Vegas, NV.

Lord forgive me for what I am about to do but these b@sterds must die!
I will NEVER apologize nor waste my time defending my God-given right to keep and bear arms; The more and bigger the arms, the better
!!
Luvmy04VRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #57
pday
(Peter)
 
pday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Posts: 481
Images: 3
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bermuda View Post
Man you guys are great.
I have my bike in storage in Miami at the moment but live in Bermuda so I have no access to a workshop.
I know if I take the bike to the HD dealer he will probably charge me 6 hours labour which will be almost $1000.
I'm coming back down at the end of the month and was going to check out what looks to be a cool cycle shop - Dre's - http://www.dresmotoshop.com/
I'll see what he can do for me before bothering you guys.
Miami is not far from Coral Spings. Also happy to help. I am sure we can sucker my airhead neighbor into helping out as well. We both put mine in without a hitch.
__________________
Peter Day
pday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #58
bermuda
Registered Full
 
bermuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 148
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks Peter.
I see that you and your airhead neighbor are pretty close to Miami - lol.
I'm getting spoilt for choice - and really appreciate it.
When the tank arrives we can see what works for everybody with the least hassle to anyones free time.
Peter it looks like you have the Corbin Hollywood seat on your bike.
How do you like that?
Is it comfortable for you and the passenger?
How does it compare to the Sundowner?
bermuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #59
swtalbot
She f...in Hates me!
 
swtalbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Conn.
Posts: 727
Images: 7
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bermuda View Post
What really put me off the UE install was this video - see link:-

This guys seems to be having a bitch of a time installing the tank.
In comparison when I spoke to Rick's guys they say none of those things - siren, ingintion, grounding bolt, etc etc - have to be touched.
Rick's tank is slightly smaller - 4.9 gals as opposed to UE 5.2 - so maybe that slightly smaller size makes it easier to install.
The big difference between the two tank installs is the Ricks tank instructions don't tell you about most of the problems you might encounter, With the Unlimited engineering instructions they are very explicit about ALL problems you might encounter! You do need to bend down the lower plate to make room for both tanks. It is also a VERY good idea to remove any weld zits that might be on the frame because the tank WILL expand after several weeks and rub on the zits and chafe through the tank causing a leak! Pick up a paint kit at Harley that matches the frame to touch up the ground off paint points. It comes in two nail polish size bottles. One with the color the other is clear coat.
If you ever intend to go with a 200mm rear tire on a 180 mm tire bike I recommend removing the saddle bag mounting brackets under the rear fender because they WILL rub the tire and cause damage to it with the larger tire. You only need them if you intend on installing saddle bags. I didn't know this and had to remove the whole rear end and gas tank a second time to remove them!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by luxlamf View Post
I believe the D model is one of the finest VRSC models to date!
2006 Night Rod
PC III, K & N filter
Forward controls
5 Gallon UE tank
Vance & Hines Double Barrel Exhaust
200 Metzler, Progressive 440 rears
Custom swing arm pivot caps By Superchicken
Custom Derby And Clutch cover from Superchicken
swtalbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #60
capngeo
George
 
capngeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Now Sorrysota more than Key West, FL
Posts: 5,404
Images: 163
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bermuda View Post
If you guys are serious about helping me I'd love to take you up on the offer.
But obviously let's plan a time that's convenient to you.
There's no great hurry.
I'll order the Rick's Tank.
Do I need to order the tool to remove the large threaded ring on top of the fuel tank?
Also on Rick's instruction sheet they recommend using a new seal - part 61498-01.
I can't find that part on the HD website. Any ideas? I'll call Rick's and see what that is.
Thanks again.
FWIW, all the ones I did in the past required a new O-ring. I have one in "stock" if we need it; just replace it.

Got your PM and any day is fine as long as far enough off that the shop isn't doing something else... I suspect Luigi would prefer a weekend.
__________________
Prices on Wrecked '05B are Negotiable!


____________________________________________


The World's ONLY "Firefighter Special Edition" V-Rod

Ol' Bubba, Popes of Hell MC


You start the game of life with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience...
The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum