Harley-Davidson XR750 Racing Tanks & Tails

This is the rare 1980 style XR tank

Over the last five or so years, I have secretly been making exact reproductions of all the Harley XR race tanks and fenders. There may be a few companies making this stuff but the quality is not even close to these that I make. I have been marketing these through John Steel in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and he is my exclusive agent-I can't sell them direct on my own-they have to come from John. He is extremely fussy about product authenticity and quality-that's how I know I make the best XR stuff in the country.

Here are the XR products I make:

This is the 1972 style XR fender with
the correct basketweave upholstery
  • 1972 to 1979 XR tank w/o coating
  • 1972 to 1979 XR tank with coating
  • 1970 to 1972 XR fender with correct basket weave upholstery
  • 1980-on XR tank w/o coating
  • 1980-on XR tank w/ coating
  • 1974, 1975, 1977 & 1980 XR fender with correct cowhide upholstery

If you are interested in XR stuff, please don't call me, contact:

John Steel
Hi-Speed Motorcycles
600 Hemlock Road
PO Box 44
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
440-247-6021 p/f


If you are wondering about that 'coating' reference, that is something unique with my tanks. We discovered years ago how to coat and protect fiberglass tanks and engines from oxygenated (corn based) ethanol (gasohol) fuel. Ethanol (alcohol) will leach resin from the insides of uncoated tanks. The resin is passed through the carbs and valves guides. When the engine cools, the resin hardens inside carb orifices and in the engine.

Engine and carb disassembly and intense cleaning is the only cure and that ain't cheap. Alcohol also destroys uncoated tanks. This can be seen in bubbling paint, leaks and a soft spongy tank structure. Never use any form of alcohol in an uncoated fiberglass tank.

  • [Site updated July 19]

The best flat-track t-shirt ever!

XR750TshirtPerfect shirt for flat trackers to wear at motorcycle gatherings. It’s all about the first 1970 XR750--a proper right side view with all the basic specs in text box. The orange sleeves are so right for the two-color XR imprint design and set the shirt apart from all the other white ones in the world (or badassed black ones with skulls!).

xr750-shirt-photoThe design is orange and black on an Augusta 50% cotton/50% polyester shirt with orange raglan sleeves and orange collar. I'm stocking these in only Large and XL because, well, we're gettin' older aren't we? I'm making other sizes in small batches.