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    Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 21:38
hi, does anyone know if it is still possible to get hold of V50II 1980 fuel tank cap/ cover ( plastic rectangle thing)
If not is there an alternative way to deal with tidying up this area?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 21:56
Harpers are still listing them at approx. $78
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Would you happen to have there web address?
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Originally posted by StevieG StevieG wrote:

Would you happen to have there web address?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 11:55
What does "tidying up this area" mean? That is, what's the problem Big smile

Always hated the look of those plastic ones. I bought a 2nd hand Spada tank to put on the 850 and expected it to have the nice smooth metal flap with separate screw-in cap underneath, like my Spada had. Instead I got the blocky plastic monstrosity. So I phoned them up (Motorworks) and he said yes that's right Spada Mk 1 had the plastic ones, changed to the metal style later; if yours was a Mk 1 it must have been made during a "transition period" when they'd not got up to full-on Mk 2 yet. But had the Mk 2 tank. Question

They didn't have any alternatives. Ouch

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 16:28
It may be worth checking out Ebay as there are several complete Mk2 tanks on there that may be cheaper than shipping in the new item from America. Or even change the lot for a Mk3 tank with metal flap, at least Mike would be placated   

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 Tidying up means , Not looking like an old black plastic box has been stuck on top of the tank. Especially as mine has faded the red switch thing in the middle has been superglued in, looks terrible
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That's my main gripe about it right there LOL

Unfortunately changing it for something else (anything else!) not that simple due to the filler hole is designed for the horrible plastic sprung plug type of 'cap'. Couldn't see how to make it work with anything else.


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I’m Thinking whether it would be possible to have the current fitting removed off the top of the tank and have a more traditional fitting  braised on,  to except say a screw type cap. Maybe too much like hard work!!
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