Always learning something new. My SP2 came with all this when I bought it. I checked my bike after reading the thread and sure enough the tank is a little off the frame with a bit of play. Not really noticeable though and hasn't been a problem.
Still, I thought I'd give the flipped tank bracket suggestion a try. A PITA as my blue loctite essentially glued the shoulder washers to the bolts. But once I got tank mount apart and rejigged things, it seems the flipped tank bracket works and works well. The tank is now against the frame spars nicely and the pin in the tank bracket has no problem working with the link arm on the stabilizer. I did adjust the plastic spacer on the pin so that not much of the pin comes through the bottom, without interfering with the link arm up top either. Too much of the pin out the bottom and on my setup it may hit the fairing stay mount.
The fairing stay cross brace appears to be a little closer to the damper than I remember. But my front fairing is off and until I remount it I won't be able to see if that spacing has changed in reality. I'm thinking it hasn't once everything is back on.
Thx for all the helpful posts and the thread.
Just want to also mention an obvious tip that we often dismiss....never force a bolt in. Those tank bolts are a PITA to put in and easy to cross thread. One of mine was giving some resistance, and I was tempted to let er rip. But thankfully I backed off and pulled things apart. I used a die to run through the bolt threads and it turned out they were a little rough. Once I cleaned up the bolt threads the bolt went in much smoother and I didn't even need to tap the bolt holes in the frame to clean them up.
And Scott's is correct to blue loctite everything on this install.
Last edited by kwtoxman; 02-19-2014 at 03:49 PM.