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New Whaletail tank bib models coming!

Posted in custom work, Honda VT1300CT, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Whaletail Tank Bib, Yamaha with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by Chris Wright

Yeehaw, the ebay gods were good this week! As luck would have it, I picked up two new tanks this week to expand the line of tank bibs I offer. Coming soon to the Three Mutts Customs tank bib line-up are:

2010+ Honda VT1300 (Sabre, Interstate & Stateline): Whaletails & Tuxedo tank bibs (flarecut design just doesn’t work on this style tank)

Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic: Whaletail, Flarecut & Tuxedo tank bibs – I’m still trying to narrown down the exact years but from what I have gathered so far, the tank stayed the same from 1999-2009 on the VS1100. Evidence? Well, checking the dealer microfiche shows that the tank trim (aka dash, filler trim, etc) is the same for all V-Star 1100 models for those years. I’ll ask on one of the forums to see if someone can verify.

2008+ Yamaha Raider: while not exactly a tank bib due to the giant tank trim the Raider has, I do have the pattern to do replaceable leather dash inserts for the center dash opening. They can be fully tooled, spotted, etc.

The VT1300 tank has already arrived, just looking for a reasonably priced tank trim for it and the dash has been found & ordered.  The V-Star tank & trim were bought today so I expect them to arrive in two weeks or so. Since the shop wait list is about 14 weeks right now, I’ll have plenty of time to do patterns between now and then.

For those that haven’t been to the main website yet, here is the current line-up of bikes I make tank bibs for with more coming soon:

2004+ Honda Shadow Aero 750
2003+ Honda Shadow Spirit 750
2009+ Honda Phantom 750
1998-2002 Honda Shadow Aero 1100
1997-2003 Honda Valkyrie (GL1500) Standard
2004-2009 Honda VTX 1300C
2003-2009 Honda VTX 1300S
2005-2009 Honda VTX 1300R
2002-2008 Honda VTX 1800C
2005-2008 Honda VTX 1800F
2005-2008 Honda VTX 1800N
2002-2008 Honda VTX 1800R
2002-2008 Honda VTX 1800S
2007-2008 Honda VTX 1800T
2010+ Honda VT1300 (Sabre, Stateline, Interstate)

1999-2009 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic


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