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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2014, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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SP1 (I think) Fuel Tank - now with more underside pictures SOLD

I was told this was the tank for an SP1 when I bought it about 7 years ago as a racing spare. It has a small dent on the front and numerous scratches but most of them appear to be superficial. I've tried to capture them as best I can in the pics but PM me if you need more info. I don't really know the value so I'm open to offers. Shipping will be around $80.







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PM sent but is there a difference between an SP1 and SP2 tank?

I'm looking for the latter...


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Theres no difference in the tanks fitment.
If a SP1 tank is used on a 2003, you might notice that the graphics don't line up perfectly with the 2003 wing on the side fairing. But it's close.
The graphics should match ok for 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004 bikes.

There was issues with the SP1 gas tanks leaking on the underside where the rear bracket is welded to the tank. You'd want to inspect that for any signs of leakage. It usually turns the paint a very dark red if it leaks.

A picture of the underside where the hinge is and where the fuel pump mounts would be very helpful. Also a pic of the inside of the tank would be nice.

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I can do that. I did check to see if there were any signs of leaks but nothing obvious. Judging by the look of it I'd say it had hardly any use. I bought it around 2006 and the guy who sold it to me had it stored for 3-4 years before that. More pics to come.
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The gold around the honda logo makes me think it's an '03...but it also appears to have the larger wings ?
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My bike was an 03 and this tank ain't the same. I suppose it could have been repainted but I looked for signs of that and it looks original.
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My 2000 had gold around the wings too, and I know for a fact it was the original tank. Damn sure was an SP1, cause it had the leaky weld/bracket.

I would think that if TXFireblade's tank isn't leaking, it most likely won't. Not all the SP1 tanks had that issue. Many were just fine, and are still fine to this day.

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More tank pics showing the underside.







Thanks for the useful comments.
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