Getting a little closer on the tank. Seems nothing is
quite straight forward!! I've also done things a little
differently to how Ian intended.
Firstly, I could not put the tank in fouling with the
seat mount bolts, tank is now notched to miss the bolts!
Not sure what everyone else has done, but the brackets
seem setup to pull up against the bolts, I have had to
shorten all the brackets to allow for the 10-15mm height
difference now. I am using 4 mount brackets instead of
two. The extra two at each end of the tank needed
modifying to fit as the body shape varies along the outer
I have used nutserts for the brackets instead of the
coach screws supplied.
The tank was supplied with clear fuel line and a FIAM
water filler cap. Have others used this for fuel??
I have gone for a factory filler, looks factory and
mounts neatly, it also lets me use the factory ball/check
in the filler neck and the factory vent line for filling.
Next, to get to approved the engineer was concerned on
the fill method, it does not prevent overfilling of the
main tank. This can lead to choking the charcoal canister
or worse still pumping fuel out where ever it leaks first
(air cleaner??), Made sense and can understand their
Anyway, I have yet to finish off the install, but current
plan is to run an EFI pump and pump directly into the EFI
ring main (EFI pump has a one way check on the outlet).
This way I can select which pump to run off, when on the
secondary tank, return fuel from the ring main will still
go to the main tank. The over flow of the main tank can
now drain back to the secondary tank, so prevents being
able to over fill the main tank!
It also means the factory filler cap is sealed, and the
secondary tank can breath correctly through the charcoal
The EFI pump with the kit is different to the original
(larger body and larger outlet port), so I am getting a
Mud flaps also progressing, not perfect but hope they are