Additionnal tank or jumbo tank

I want to make an additionnal tank (in place of the spare wheel) or a jumbo tank for my Vespa PX150, any informations, drawing, measurements are welcome…

I think you would be looking at an extra tank then, as I can't imagine you being able to easily make a large tank to fit inside the frame for any less. It's not the cost of the materials is it - it's the development.

 

I'm pretty sure either saigon scooter centre or scootrs do a wide range of toolbox tanks - you may be able to steal some ideas from there.

 

Jim

There is a massive tank available for the px, you do however lose your autolube (if you have it) near bottom of this page

 

http://www.scootertrumps.co.uk/

 

Jim

Too expensive for me, I prefer trying to do it by myself

I'm basing my comments on the fact that there is no foam or springs under the seat, and under the seat is filled with a metal tank and the tank filler cap. I can see there is some cushioning, but I think this would be hard on your arse on a long journey.

 

I think the seat looks ace though, as does the rear rack.

 

Is it your bike leif?

 

Jim

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I'm basing my comments on the fact that there is no foam or springs under the seat, and under the seat is filled with a metal tank and the tank filler cap. I can see there is some 60 mm foam rubber cushioning, but I think this would be hard on your arse on a long journey.

I've have ridden it from Sweden to France & back without any pain..

I think the seat looks ace though, as does the rear rack.

Is it your bike leif? Yes

 

Jim

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Leif

Easy tiger!

I said it didn't look very comfortable, you're saying it is, okay, fair enough.

Complicated and expensive don't appear to be points up for discussion though...!

Jim

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Leif

looks complicated, expensive (would need new seat as well) and not very comfortable.

 

What's wrong with a jerry can bungeed to a rack???????

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Easy tiger!

I said it didn't look very comfortable, you're saying it is, okay, fair enough.

Complicated and expensive don't appear to be points up for discussion though...!

Jim

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Of course it’s complicated, it was a challenge and as such it shouldn’t be easy..

Expensive? Mild steel sheet € 30, leather €50, foam rubber €35. As I worked for a gas company at the time I had free ace/oxy gas.

Leif

 

Did you upholster the seat yourself then? Yes

Is there foam under all the top of the seat? Yes

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The seat MUST be harder than a normal seat though. Not much

There will also be the cost of the custom shock to factor in. € 110

What happens if the cable for the seat release snaps? It’s a hole in the chassi under the left side panel to open it.

Other end of cable..

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looks not very comfortable.

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How could you know??

Did you upholster the seat yourself then? Is there foam under all the top of the seat? It looks as though there is only cushioning at the rear right. The seat MUST be harder than a normal seat though.

There will also be the cost of the custom shock to factor in.

I like the idea of using a space that means you don't lose anything else (spare wheel or toolbox)

What happens if the cable for the seat release snaps?

Jim

 

Hi Leif,

How are you, it's a good idea but a lot of work for me, I explain, I can weld, I imagine and draw and a friend try to make something real with my thoughts.  Do you understand? For the moment, I'm trying to find the best solution, I think that yours is a pretty good one.

You've certainly made a good job of the seat, for a self upholstery job. Was it hand or machine stitched?

The whole job is very tidy.

For me, I'm going to stick to the bungeed petrol can, as opposed to any large / extra tank, easier (and cheaper) all round. old school cool! [:)]

You've certainly made a good job of the seat, for a self upholstery job. Thanks

 Was it hand or machine stitched? By hand, like this:

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Leif