The tank is awesome, I put it on after I bought it... I never have a fear of running out (I missed the last gas station between Uruapan and lazaro cardenas and theres not much out there). Rather than pay for crash bars it protects the engine and radiator with its many tip overs, while giving me the longer range. I could have used 1 size smaller but love having the large tank. It uses vacuum to access the gas in the wings, and does have hoses inside, but my bike doesnt have vacuum (suspect the fuel cap) so I have to tip it over while on the kickstand or lay it on the ground when low.....which I had to do 3 times on the way to lazaro cardenas mentioned above. The tank draws more attention than a hot blond on the back of the bike, def more attention than I would like, but if it got stolen it would be tough for them to use with their tiny bikes anyway, so it is more a conversation starter. I get tons of fist bumps and high fives. Thanks, it's what god wanted The finger is ok, I have a constant problem with eczema/dermatitis so constantly look like a hobo.