Originally Posted by eddy89
I am wondering, is there any regulation for custom fuel tanks? I am looking to change it on a cafe racer, however I want to make sure I don't break anything from the MVA.
Dont really know 100% but I would think its alright, you can paint panels on cars so painting a gas tank is fine. As long as it is proper automotive paint I dont think you will have any problems with ICBC.
The problems arise when you paint something like a helmet and claim head damage, once you custom paint your helmet it is no longer DOT or SNELL approved as paint can degrade the protective shell, so dont do it. A gas tank on a cafe racer has the collision safety of a pacifier in your mouth. Panels can be painted with automotive paint and the panel is structural to the car in an event of a crash yet its still covered.