water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

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water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by cadno » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm

Can anyone tell me who makes the left hand side panel and rear hump on this Sonauto 1VJ ?
http://www.rallye-tenere.com/My-1VJ.htm

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Re: water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by jibber » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:28 pm

I think from reading that a while ago, he made that himself, its one unit, the side panel wraps up and around the back, aux fuel tank. There was a guy on here who had a small hobby/company, retro raid I think it was called, who made O\S tanks and aux tanks, but last I heard they had ceased trading as it was starting to take up all their spare time. I f you can find anyone else making tanks, main or aux shout about it on here, I have not heard of any being made for quite a while.

heres the website, but it looks quite dead
https://retroraid.wordpress.com/

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Re: water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by cadno » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:28 pm

Thanks Jibber.
In my trawl of the internet of seen quite a few in the same style. I thought there must be a manufacturer somewhere. Failing that I have a couple of mates who could fab up alloy tanks, at a price :bigeek: Got to find a VJ first.
Another one here:
http://www.rallye-tenere.net/Umbauten.html

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Re: water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by cadno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 pm

ok, after some time searching I think the company is Motoforms, a long gone French company. Not renowned for their quality :bigeek:

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Re: water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by jibber » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:07 pm

I cant comment on Motoforms quality, but, I do know that if anything comes up on E Bay (which aint very often) it does not hang around long so they must still be in demand.

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Re: water/fuel carrier LH side panel and rear hump

Post by Hodgo1981 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 am

I'm not sure if you are chasing a rear tank for purely functional purposes, or for that genuine look. If its the former Nomda tanks made in Australia may be a decent option to consider... they have always been on my favourites list for if/when I set up a bike for longer trips
https://www.nomadtanks.com.au/our-tanks/

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