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Old 02-17-2007, 07:04 AM
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CBR1100 tank swap

I received the tank yesterday. For general knowlege, I have posted pictures of it to give an idea of the bottom shape. Pictures in my gallery
https://www.superhawkforum.com/galle...00/ppuser/2067

I haven't even picked up the bike yet from Charlotte, due to wating for a check to clear,so I have no idea of fitment problems.

It does seem like the fuel pump is further forward than on the VFR tank.

Oh well, there is always welding, should it be required.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:00 AM
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by CB160 View Post
www.eti-fuelcel.com/VTR.HTML
They have a 5.3 gal, 7.4# tank made for VeeTar
And now the circle is complete.

Yeah, they have been posted before and the moriwaki CF tanks years before these. Cost prohibitive for most folks, hence why I went looking for another, cheaper solution.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Blum View Post
I received the tank yesterday. For general knowlege, I have posted pictures of it to give an idea of the bottom shape. Pictures in my gallery
https://www.superhawkforum.com/galle...00/ppuser/2067
Tom,

Looking at these new pics as opposed to the auction, I see the front mount is competely different. Also, you'll have to remove the side grommets used for the fairings.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:13 AM
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Doug,

Thanks for the heads up regarding the tank fitment.

Any opinion about the bottom clearance at the rear? The front looks great to me. Bashing the rear for clearance will be out of the question that near to the fuel pump hole.

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Old 10-19-2007, 06:57 PM
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are there any pics in this thread?was thinking of trying this,but pics would be great
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:43 PM
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Sorry, I guess the pics (or links) crapped out during the last server crash. I'll post them again soon. I just did a 525 mile today and don't feel like chasing them down tonight.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:14 PM
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I have your modded VFR tank in my barn, Bling! At the time that I bought it I thought the VTR was a good candidate for mileage improvement. Since I bought my 97 VFR that went out the window. If anybody is interested it's what I paid plus freight. Yes, even you can own part of the legacy.
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anybody know if the earlier vfr750 tank will work,and if its the same as the 800 tank?
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Two big differences; one good, one bad.

Good: uses petcock so you wouldn't have to fab up a plate for the large fuel injection pump hole.
Bad: front mount is radically different and will not work as is.

750 Red (158) is not the same but is very close to superhawk red (157). On reds; 98-present (05 and 07 exceptions) are 157 and the front mounts are identical to the VTR.

The 750 also has large mounting holes along the lower sides for the seat panels to attach to. Good AND cheap ones are also rare.
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Doug, one of the guys asked what color the tank was. I never unboxed it when I got it from ACobra so I couldn't answer the question.
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You don't own a knife? LOL

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nuhawk View Post
I have your modded VFR tank in my barn, Bling! At the time that I bought it I thought the VTR was a good candidate for mileage improvement. Since I bought my 97 VFR that went out the window. If anybody is interested it's what I paid plus freight. Yes, even you can own part of the legacy.
LoL...that tank has definitely made it's way around. I bought that one from Doug with every intention of installing it to my bike. I managed to get knocked off my bike before putting it on.

At least, I think that was once mine...I must be getting old.... :P
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Hahaha Marm! When I bought it from AC I told him the only reason that I wanted it was because it was such an artifact - sorry 'Bling! Well not really, I thought it was a true bit of engineering and whoever did it was a consumate detailer. I had followed Superblings posts for a long time before this tank popped up. All you gotta do is look at the dude's latest effort. No it's not a VTR but it's really hot. My hat's off to ya 'Bling! I guess that means the price on the gas tank/seat combo just went up a hundred bucks
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by superbling View Post
You don't own a knife? LOL

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No, Mom took away the scissors after I was caught running when I was seven. I never graduated to box cutters. AC is a boxing/shipping/packing engineer. When it came, I knew it was one of those distant projects so I never opened it up.
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No, but you have pruning shears, right? That IS what you do for a living, ain't it? Or maybe a shovel? Or just run it over with the John Deere tractor!
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:21 PM
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It's been along time since I originally posted this so I had a hard time finding all the pics. I hope I got them all reloaded this time.

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Old 06-18-2011, 10:33 PM
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Digging up an oldie but a goodie!! Scroll down and click post #26's link....

This thread was like breaking out my collection of vinyl records, very nostalgic.
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Any one tried an older vfr750 rc36 tank or even a fireblade tank.
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Why not a later model VTR tank at 19L. which is just 1L. less than the modified VFR tank?
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They didn't get that tank size in the US - Even in UK where they were fitted from 2001-2005 they are rare and even second-hand are at a premium price.

VFR tanks are more commonly available.

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Why not a later model VTR tank at 19L. which is just 1L. less than the modified VFR tank?
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Originally Posted by Wicky View Post
They didn't get that tank size in the US - Even in UK where they were fitted from 2001-2005 they are rare and even second-hand are at a premium price.

VFR tanks are more commonly available.
Maybe because I have one of the larger tanks I take it for granted.

P.S. I know they did not get them in america. As I import most of the stuff for my bikes again I take it for granted buying stuff from overseas.
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