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Bates Beefy Body

In the 1970s motorcycle designers became more and more spirited and the familiar lines and appearance of two-wheelers were radically remodeled. Daring tank and seat combinations, mostly realized in fiber glass, soon freshened the bike scene and some ideas were even picked up by large manufacturers. The Beefy Body derives from a design by the legendary Californian company Tracy, which was an industry leader in this field back then. Gas tank, seat, side panels and rear fender form a single unit and completely transform the bike. Just add a fancy paint job and your scoot will stand out in the crowd, guaranteed. The whole body is made from fiber glass covered with a VE Flex gelcoat, which provides a smooth and clean surface for painting. The original fender struts can be omitted and the Beefy Body bolts directly to the frame. A seat base plate for building your own custom seat comes with it.

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Oil tank and battery carrier of 1965→ models do not fit and must be replaced by a top fill horseshoe oiltank or something similar. For solo riding only.
Tank-seat-fender combination »Beefy Body« by Bates; fits 4-Speed Big Twins 1958-1984; fiber glass, petcock thread: 2 x 3/8” NPT, fuel tank capacity 7.5 l; length x width: 125 x 26.5 cm; with gas cap; USA
W&W# Picture net price* Available from warehouse Germany?
44-100 Bates Beefy Body $2,259.19 kit
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* United States of America: Tax free shipping. Please check your local import fees.

Spare parts:

  • OEM Style 1955-1972 Gas Caps

    OEM Style 1955-1972 Gas Caps The design of these gas caps corresponds to OEM caps as used in the 1955-1972 era. Fat Bob tanks use one vented right side cap and one non-vented left side cap.


  • Prism Fuel Valves

    Prism Fuel Valves These small petcocks fit direct to either a 1/4" or 3/8" NPT bung on your gas tank. This keeps your gas tank looking very clean. They feature a 5/16" diameter ...

  • Custom Fuel Valves 1/4” NPT

    Custom Fuel Valves 1/4” NPT Fit our custom tanks with 1/4” NPT internal thread connection. May also be used on tanks with 3/8” NPT internal thread in conjunction with our adaptor #36-150.

  • 1966-1974 Fuel Valves

    1966-1974 Fuel Valves Stock equipment on all models from 1966–1974. Fits all original and aftermarket tanks with 3/8” NPT internal thread.

  • Reducers


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