In preparation for some island hopping and general touring in the north of Scotland this summer I thought it would be a good idea to have a bigger tank with more range as fuel stations can be few and far between. So, I bought a beat up fuel tank that I could use as the basis. I chose a beat up one so I wouldn't be removing a good one from the gene pool. Here she is: 2017-12-05 13.00.24 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr My plan was to cut the sides and pull them more vertical and increase the top line a bit, as much as I could before running into clearance issues on full lock. 2017-12-08 13.23.12 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr 2017-12-08 13.22.49 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr So I talked it over with my painter friend, who I met when I lived in Spain. I had seen him do something similar with a Yamaha XJR1300 tank and the finished result was impressive. He started by beating out the dent as best he could. IMG-20180207-WA0002 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr Then he cut the sides off and blasted inside and out. IMG-20180214-WA0000 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr Oh, and I also wanted a vented flush filler cap so he frenched in one from an R6. IMG-20180215-WA0002 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr IMG-20180215-WA0005 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr He then welded the sides back on added some strips of metal and raised the roofline a bit. IMG-20180305-WA0000 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr IMG-20180306-WA0002 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr Here it is compared to a carbon version of what I started with. The aim is to increase capacity by around 5 litres, or just over a gallon. IMG-20180307-WA0000 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr IMG-20180307-WA0004 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr The tank was then internally coated and the exterior was smoothed over with aluminium filler (less sag). IMG-20180314-WA0000 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr It was then primed along with a pair of sidepanels I supplied. IMG-20180316-WA0000 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr I'll leave it there for now before the big reveal.