I think I will lose some fuel volume but not much because much of the lost volume will be the air pocket at the top of the tank because in the latest picture the rear is above the filler. airbox volume won't change much at all.Do you have any idea how the two different orientations affect fuel volume as you mentioned turning the air breather above? That may be a consideration as well.
I have been thinking of cutting out the bar dents and mounting filters inside on the tank but I tend to let details unfold as I get there and I'm not quite there yet. I'll see what things look like tomorrow.Since you are doing extensive tank work could you move the filler towards the rear? Maybe a flush mount so it doesn’t get in the way when you tuck down on the tank? You seem to be looking for options so I am just spit balling with you.
I was thinking it would be a midnight black but my wife thinks red candy over black for a cherry effect.I’m liking the metal flake. I am wondering if the black base would make the candy blue look like dark blued gunmetal.
Research told me the crankshafts are the weakest part of the sv engine particularly shearing where the flywheel attaches.Yes bad pics but looks like nice machining. Does a lighter flywheel help with faster revs? I know on 2 stroke dirtbikes they say put a heavier flywheel in for woods riding, helps to smooth the power.