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ozwalla

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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:52 pm

1956 KHK tank

I have just entered the world of K having spent most of my time with WL,s
I have just purchased a 1956 KHK basket case. I am trying to source the correct tank for the bike. Any Ideas??
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RUBONE

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Post Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:35 am

Re: 1956 KHK tank

They show up on eBay fairly regularly. There are two types, the '52-'53 type with a trim strip fore and aft of the emblem, and the later one you need, it fits '54-56. The Sportster tank is similar but has cutouts in the base for the taller engine and is set-up for different emblems. They tend to be expensive if in decent shape!
Good luck!
Robbie
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ozwalla

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Post Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Re: 1956 KHK tank

Thanks for the vauable information!!
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Anthony

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:52 pm

Re: 1956 KHK tank

Tedds Cycle V-Twin , has a decent repop tank also.
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WZ507

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:45 pm

Re: 1956 KHK tank

While on the subject of 56 KHK tanks, I have one that someone has removed the badge mounting bracketry from and I am wondering how to deal with this. I have heard that the MoCo has reproduced the '56 swoosh emblem and that it comes with foam tape for mounting (which I really don't want to do), but lacking the correct mounting bracket, I'm not sure how to proceed. So, if anyone could post a picture of the correct mounting bracket and/or offer any advice on a path forward it would be welcomed. Thank you.

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thefrenchowl

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:12 pm

Re: 1956 KHK tank

I have heard that the MoCo has reproduced the '56 swoosh emblem and that it comes with foam tape for mounting


Not quite, the kit is 4 parts, 2 emblems and 2 brackets with foam tape. So if you remove the foam tape, you can tin them and solder them in position. The OEM mounting was with spot welds for speediness, nothing to prevent you from soldering it...

Patrick
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Chris Haynes

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:10 pm

Re: 1956 KHK tank

V-Twin sells both the emblems and the correct weld on mounts.

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