Great news from the fuel tank manufacturer! Click for news and pictures! Before today, there were a couple of design issues I had concerns about. But after meeting again with the craftsmen developing this tank, I realize this kit will come together VERY well. I already see how the directions will be written and all OEM parts will be reused in a reliable manner. One of my concerns was location of the fuel pickup. Because the manufacturer has years of experience with maximizing fuel capacity by taking up all possible space, they inadvertantly created the perfect place to mount the electrical passthru which is also the fuel level sensor. The wires running back to the fuel pump are exactly long enough to reach out the port at the fuel pump's base. Probably the most difficult part of the installation will be the fuel hose routed to the black quick-disconnect fuel fitting on the tank. The hose clamp is quite stubborn as is the "fuel pipe" itself. The fuel hose is actually a rigid plastic pipe. The pictures below were taken before making the marks for placement of the various ports and openings in the tank. Just after the pictures, the OEM tank was disassembled and we confirmed how the tank was put together. (link to mh tank gallery)
Cycleworks MH900e fuel tank, top view Cycleworks MH900e fuel tank, top view
Top view of new fuel tank as fitted to the frame.
Left side view of MH900e fuel tank Left side view of MH900e fuel tank
Left side view of the prototype fuel tank. The fuel sending unit will be located just above the rear cylinder's intake manifold.
Right side view of Cycleworks MH900e tank Right side view of Cycleworks MH900e tank
From this angle, you see the K&N air filter fitted and the tank lies forward of the air filter.
Top view of OEM fuel tank Top view of OEM fuel tank
The original tank is significantly smaller than the new Cycleworks endurance tank. Note the notch in the new tank to avoid the steering damper mount and allow for ease of installation and removal.