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Old 06-02-2008, 07:48 AM
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Gas Tank mods

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Can the '98 - 02 gas tank be converted to run on the VTR?

The front mount bolts look similar. I have the possible to pick up a slightly dented tank to try it out.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:59 AM
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You left out an important item: what model 98-02?
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Originally Posted by superbling View Post
You left out an important item: what model 98-02?
You're too kind, you could have just said yes and watched the fun from there.

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kai ju: you're so kind
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Ya ok, early here and I need to make more coffee.

The donor cycle would be a VFR in similar red.

I am looking at having a VTR with additional range so I can "tour" at a normal range.
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Originally Posted by lowell View Post
Ya ok, early here and I need to make more coffee.

The donor cycle would be a VFR in similar red.

I am looking at having a VTR with additional range so I can "tour" at a normal range.

Yes it can.
I recommend the tank that you already have an eye on, the biggest issue is airbox to tank clearance and what to do with the tank / seat junction.
Now that I have done the job I would probably leave the underside of the tank alone and modify the airbox instead. The '98 to '01 tank is fairly close to fitting and is a bolt on in the front but the rear mount and seat will be the biggest obstacles.
Let me know if you want pics or any other info and I'll help as much as I can.

Superbling gets kudos for doing it first and writing it up. I merely followed.
On average I can go 180 to 200 miles per tank.

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would this be doable in a month.

Kinda thinking the ride from so cal to USGP would be better with more fuel on board.
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month shouldn't be a problem at all if you spend the time and get after it
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Originally Posted by lowell View Post
would this be doable in a month.

Kinda thinking the ride from so cal to USGP would be better with more fuel on board.
I did mine in a weekend with basic hand tools and a grinder. Here's a link:

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ead.php?t=6983
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Originally Posted by kai ju View Post
Yes it can.
I recommend the tank that you already have an eye on, the biggest issue is airbox to tank clearance and what to do with the tank / seat junction.
Now that I have done the job I would probably leave the underside of the tank alone and modify the airbox instead. The '98 to '01 tank is fairly close to fitting and is a bolt on in the front but the rear mount and seat will be the biggest obstacles.
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I am gonna do this in mid July for a road trip in August.

Already have a 1999 donor tank and a Fab shop near and a MC mech to help me during mistakes.

What foibles do I need to look out for.
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If you'd rather be extra speedy about it - I have the tank and seat that 'Bling modified in my storage building. It's never been unboxed from the member that I got it from because after I bought the tank and seat I bought a VFR.
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