I decided to make the oil tank from a piece of 6″ aluminum pipe. I purchased two 6″x1/2″ rounds from my local metal supplier and turned down the inside to seat into the pipe on my lathe.
Next I made the bungs for the outlet and return oil lines and welded them into place. The return line has a tube to keep the hotter oil from being sucked right back into the outlet line.
With most of the construction now done it’s time to tack weld the mounts in place and find a good spot for the filler cap.
I purchased the oil cap off Ebay and found a good spot under my seat pan to mount it.
I did a quick clean up and bead blast for now. I’ll smooth out some surface defects after the bike is ready to tear down.
I’m liking it!