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youngdanny
post Jun 29 2010, 07:18 AM
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I have a 2001 Softail FXST and would like to change out my black oil tank for chrome. Does anyone have instructions on how to install or experience on their installs? Also any recommendations on where to buy the chrome tank at a good price.
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post Jun 29 2010, 08:18 AM
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There are a few that can address this ... give it a day for them to wake up and answer your question.


Why anyone would change from black to chrome is beside me .. but just a choice I guess.


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post Jun 29 2010, 12:29 PM
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post Jun 29 2010, 12:37 PM
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I've had a chrome one for 26 years, why anyone would want a black one is bye me!
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post Jun 29 2010, 02:55 PM
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I've never taken mine off but I've replaced the oil drain line that comes out of the bottom of the tank and into the swingarm. I had to basically take the tank loose to replace the line with the exception of the main oil lines that are beside the filler neck. The manual says that a specialty tool is required but I have read that the lines can be popped off by pulling the cover back squeezing the clips together and pulling the line out. There are some o-rings in there that you need to be careful with and not damage them or you can just replace them.

If you are mechanically inclined, have a few basic tools, and common sense then I think you can switch it out without any problems. Once you take your seat and battery out you'll be able to see which bolts you have to remove to get the tank out you'll need to remove the splash guard in front of your rear tire to get access to a couple of the bolts.

Here is a link for the chrome oil tank.

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_cata...oductId=p495658

I'm sure you could get one from the Dealer too but it'll probably be more expensive.

Good Luck let us know how it goes.

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post Jun 29 2010, 03:02 PM
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Here is another link...

This one is a little cheaper.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/741-484?N=...ank&Ntk=All

and even cheaper on ebay....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrome-Oil-...sQ5fAccessories

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