Jaxon of www.rideonadv.com has been very busy working away over in the U.S.A. on the tank that I bought from eBay. If you missed the original post here it is at The XT1200Z Tank Conversion Project page. Now rather than me try and prattle on about how the job and how it has gone I will go with the old but very true phrase........
"A picture paints a 1,000 words" so without further ado here's the story so to date.............
Take one brand new XT1200 petrol tank
Remove all trace of paint from the work area
Mark up the cutting area
Insert spacers and tack-weld together
Over-view with inserts in place
Make further cuts to increase volume further
Add more infills and weld fuel tight
Overview of expanded tank
Polished tank ready for the body shop
Now as far as projects go this has got too be the biggest I have undertaken with the Super Tenere and I'm pleasure to say dealing with such a professional operator as Jaxon as been a true pleasure. So a I would like to pass on a massive thank you to you Jaxon for all your hard work, dedication and the skill you have invested into my new and improved true Super Tank.
OH! I forgot to mention the capacity well it is now an Un-official 8 U.S. Gallon Tank and for us Europeans that is a fantastic 30.23 Litres up from the 23 it originally was.
In "Wandering Walton's" terms that is an amazing increase from 240 mile range to a very impressive 333 mile's. Now as 3 is my lucky number I have taken that as a touch of very positive "Fate".
Now it's all down to the guy's at the "Body Shop" to work their magic and create a masterpiece.