My interest in the Clockwork design is it holds the weight of the extra fuel low and central, compared to other oversize tanks that hold it low and forward in the front lobes I'm guessing the bike would handle better with the extra fuel weight more central than forward ? I also think a tank that retains the rad scoops is less vulnerable to being punctured in a fall. Wrt the thermostat not clearing, I note clockwork sell the Samco Thermostat Eliminator Kit for $120 http://www.shop.clockworkktm.com/product.sc?productId=107&categoryId=8 I suppose if the Samco kit is required to allow the Clockwork tank to fit, then the price of the tank is effectively $370, ie $250 for the tank + $120 for the Samco kit ? Anyway, at this stage, I'm just researching options. Appreciate the headsup on issues with the Clockwork.