You will also find in our range of cafe racer parts: headlights, rear buckles, saddles, mirrors, indicators, mudguards and many other parts.
Here are our cafe racer type tanks for your motorcycle.
The tank is a very important part in the realization of a cafe racer.
What is a cafe racer tank?
A cafe racer tank is a type of fuel tank specifically designed for cafe racer motorcycles.
These tanks usually have a sleek, elongated shape and are often made of aluminum or steel.
They are meant to give the motorcycle a retro and classic look and are often used in custom builds or as replacement parts for older motorcycles.
Cafe racer tanks often have a smaller capacity than standard tanks, as they are intended for shorter trips and sportier performance.
Our best cafe racer tanks for you.
Indeed, the cafe racer tank participates with the saddle in the overall line of the motorcycle. It is appreciated that there is consistency between the saddle and the tank to give an attractive line to the cafe racer.
So when preparing a cafe racer motorcycle, you can choose to renovate the original one or choose a new cafe racer tank .
This choice is to be defined according to the original model of your motorcycle as well as its condition.
Indeed, some motorcycles have tanks whose line may not correspond to your achievements in terms of design or other which are no longer in good condition. In this specific case, it is necessary to study whether it is more profitable to strip it, treat it and repaint it or to start with a new tank.
How to choose a cafe racer tank?
When choosing a cafe racer gas tank, there are several factors to consider:
Compatibility : Make sure the tank is compatible with the make, model and year of your motorcycle.
Capacity : Consider tank size and how it will affect your bike's range. Cafe racer tanks often have a lower capacity than standard tanks, but you still need to choose one that will meet your needs.
Material : Cafe racer tanks are usually made of aluminum or steel. Aluminum is lightweight and corrosion resistant, but it can dent or bend more easily than steel. Steel is stronger and more durable, but it can rust if not properly maintained.
Brand Reputation : Research brand reputation, read reviews, and ask for recommendations from other cafe racer enthusiasts.
Design : Cafe racer tanks have a unique design, so choose the design you like.
Price : It is important to consider the price of the tank, but keep in mind that a higher price may indicate better quality and durability.
Installation : Make sure you are comfortable installing the tank on your own or have access to a professional who can do it for you.
Shape : Cafe racer tanks come in many shapes. From the more rounded to the more structured tank, a more slender model, or with marked sides for the passage of the legs, there are several shapes to find the model that suits you.
Color : Cafe racer tanks are available in several versions: raw, varnished, already painted... A wide choice to find what will suit your project.
WHICH TANK FOR CAFE RACER?
In order to define if the cafe racer tank is suitable for your motorcycle, we advise you to take the dimensions of the beam supporting the original tank as well as the dimensions of the buffers or the mounting bracket at the level of the saddle.
Know that modifying a tank or tank support is not a difficult thing. You have to be prepared and follow the procedure.
For frames with double beams, it is more difficult to find an adaptable tank.
CAFE RACER TANK TYPES
ADAPTABLE TANK : Economical to purchase, however, it requires checking the dimensions and adaptations if necessary.
TAILOR-MADE TANK : We offer a custom-made cafe racer aluminum tank if the installation of a standard model is not possible or if these tanks do not meet your expectations.
The manufacture of a cafe racer aluminum tank allows you to have an infinite choice in terms of design and makes it possible to install it on all motorcycles.
How to install a cafe racer tank?
Installing a gas tank for a cafe racer typically involves the following steps:
Drain the fuel from your old tank : Before removing the old tank, be sure to drain the fuel from it to avoid any spills or accidents.
Remove the old tank : Unbolt the tank from the frame and disconnect any electrical connections or fuel lines that may be attached to it. Gently lift the tank from the cafe racer.
Clean the frame and tank mounting points : Use a wire brush or sandpaper to remove any dirt, debris or rust from the frame and tank mounting points.
Modify or install new fixings (if applicable) : Cut the original fixing points and install the new ones.
Install the new tank : Carefully place the new tank on the frame and align the mounting points. Secure the tank to the frame using the hardware provided.
Reinstall Electrical Connections and Fuel Lines : If your new tank has different connections or lines than your old one, be sure to install and secure them correctly.
Check for Leaks : Before starting the engine, check for leaks in fuel or electrical connections.
Fill the fuel tank : Once you have confirmed that there are no leaks, fill the fuel tank and test.
It is also advisable to consult the instructions or manual that came with the tank or hire a professional mechanic if you are not comfortable with the installation process.
The cafe racer tank is generally sold untreated like the original tanks. For a longer life, we suggest that you protect it with an adequate product.