motorcycle tins

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What are tins on a motorcycle?
I'm afraid my context is not very helpful, but here it is:
It's a documentary about motorcycle fabrication. At one point, somewhere in the last stages of the process, one workers says,

Neither the tins nor the sissy bar are finished, so we're just gonna work on everything else.

Thanks :)
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    I believe tins refers to the parts of a bike made of sheet metal, such as the fuel tank, headlamp housing, etc. These are the parts that are normally sprayed and sometimes decorated with artwork.
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