Must be metal

Classic Dirtbike - - Super Profile -

...Fol­low­ing a spate of se­ri­ous fire in­ci­dents with mas­sive but poor-qual­ity glass-fi­bre petrol tanks fit­ted to cafe rac­ers in the Six­ties and early Sev­en­ties the UK gov­ern­ment out­lawed the ma­te­rial for mo­tor­cy­cle fuel tanks. This dra­co­nian law had two ef­fects on the UK mar­ket. First – in Bul­taco’s case – was the loss of the su­per-slim tank seat unit in fab­u­lous red and sil­ver and the sec­ond was a bump­ing up of the cost to the cus­tomer. Bul­taco im­porters, Comer­fords of Thames Dit­ton, in Sur­rey, ar­ranged for the man­u­fac­ture of a re­place­ment tank and seat unit in al­loy and of­fered it for sale com­plete with Monza cap and padded seat as a bolt-on re­place­ment. Man­u­fac­tured by Homelite the first ver­sion was fin­ished in a smart blue with a sil­ver band run­ning along the bot­tom of the tank part. A later ver­sion, most likely the same tank, had the sil­ver con­tinue up around the front of the tank. The cost of such law en­forced up­dat­ing? A snip at £19.95, which in­cluded postage, pack­ing and VAT.

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