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Posted by Bert Powell at November 11. 2018

Can anybody shed any light on why some OEM Slimline petrol tanks have the filler on the nearside (left) and some on the offside (right)?

Also I have one with provision for two petrol taps (although one has not been used).

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Re: Slimline Fuel Tanks

Posted by graham_reeves at November 11. 2018

Hi Bert,

I understood it was so that the tank could be brimmed on the side stand. My '64 has the filler on the left hand side and I think the change was done the following year.

Cheers

Graham

Re: Slimline Fuel Tanks

Posted by robert_tuck at November 11. 2018

Think thats it Graham, My early bike has left and the 67 has right.

Re: Slimline Fuel Tanks

Posted by Bert Powell at November 12. 2018

Graham and Robert,

I'm a relative newbie to Nortons and thanks to your help and assistance my knowledge is really growing in leaps and bounds.

I must say that I am finding the NOC fantastic.

Many Thanks,

Bert Powell

Re: Slimline Fuel Tanks

Posted by Philip Ham at November 12. 2018

I have pondered why the difference as my Mercury is on the right. I wondered whether it was something to do with selling more machines to the USA and they perhaps pulled into their gas stations on a different side to us, but Graham's explanation is much more logical.

Philip

Re: Slimline Fuel Tanks

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at November 13. 2018

Previously Bert Powell wrote:

Can anybody shed any light on why some OEM Slimline petrol tanks have the filler on the nearside (left) and some on the offside (right)?

Also I have one with provision for two petrol taps (although one has not been used).

 

hello, there were two types of early tanks the first was the standard 3.1/2 gallon with left-hand filler the next was the 2.1/2 gallon export tank has fitted to Manxman and early atlas  and some es2s  export only, with a left-hand filler   in the Plumstead years the standard 3.1/2 gallon tank, this was changed to a right-hand filler neck,  to the end of the dominator range, it was revived for the Commando long-range 750s   but not for long,        yours  anna j

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