Do you make tanks for every bike?
No sorry, we do not make tanks for every bike. Most of our tanks are designed for bike’s from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s pre fuel injection and of the road race or café racer style (not trials/scrambler). We have patterns for various models of Norton, Ducati, Honda, Rickman and Yamaha, and can often adapt an existing pattern to fit another frame.
Do you make tanks in steel, fibreglass or plastic?
No. We only make aluminium petrol tanks using a commercial grade aluminium 1.5mm thick.
Do you need my bike so as to build me a tank?
If we have patterns for the model that you want, and a frame on which to mount the tank and establish the fixing points, then we do not have to have your bike. For a special request for something we do not do as standard, we would need to negotiate a price, timescale and the use of your bike, or existing tank and/or frame. (Please note that we only manage to take on about 4 special jobs per year due to the impact on our leadtimes.)
How do I place an order?
To place an order please contact us by email TABFuelTanks@Yahoo.co.uk, or by phone +44 01974 821469. We are usually around to take phone calls between 08:30-13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 British time. Email is better as some of our processes are quite noisy and we cannot always hear the phone.
How do I pay?
We accept most payment methods – cheque, bank transfer, PayPal, or Visa/Mastercard via PayPal. We do not ask for payment until we have completed your order. We will then contact you for payment prior to shipping.
Do I have to pay VAT on my order?
If you are in the UK/EC then YES. From mid September 2014 we have had to charge VAT. TAB II Classics is now VAT registered. If you are purchasing from within the UK or European Community (EC) we have to charge VAT on your purchase – you will see the price including VAT on our website. If you purchase from outside the EC we do not charge you VAT but you are responsible for your own customs and excise duties. (For trade customers outside of the UK but within the EC special rules apply to VAT.)
VAT Registration Number: GB 195 7146 72.
I am ordering from outside the European Union. Do I have to pay import duties, Customs taxes etc.?
Yes. You are responsible for payments to your own Customs authorities for any import duties or handling charges that they may impose. We cannot assist in any way with these statutory charges in your country. (For EU purchases this does not apply.) We have to complete a Customs Declaration when we ship your goods and this will be to the true value of the invoice and the amount that you pay us.
Do I have to pay VAT if I order from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand?
No – if you order from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand (or any other country from outside the EC) you do not pay VAT. Please check out our prices excluding VAT. We do have to ship to your destination country in order to withold the VAT. You are responsible for your own import and customs duties as applied in your own Country.
What are your international shipping costs?
Obviously shipping varies according to the weight and size of your order so we can only give a guide here.
These examples are for a single alloy polished/unpolished tank in a double-walled custom-made cardboard box – overall weight approx 7.5kg (includes weight of tank, box and packaging):
Australia/New Zealand £140
Please contact us for a more accurate price as these prices are a guideline only and can vary depending on how many items in the box, and the particular tank you have ordered.
Do you repair tanks?
As a rule, we do not take on other people’s tank repairs but we will try to help where possible.