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Default Installation and Review: T.S Fabrications HD Nytro Oil Tank

Back in January of 2010 SnoWest member Sledhead162 started up a thread discussing a new prototype replacement oil tank for the Yamaha Nytro.

http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/s...d.php?t=200231

Over the next 18 months or so I followed that thread and his ongoing development. This summer I decided to take the plunge and order one of his "HD Oil Tanks" to put on my own sled and report back to the rest of the Nytro owners on just what Tim had come up with.

My new Tank arrived this afternoon, so I am firing off a new thread on what came in the box.

The install will have to wait a few days as I am still working on installing my Supercharger first...


Oh, and as always.
Anything worth doing is worth doing in YAMAHA BLUE!!
Tim was kind enough to indulge me and had this tank powder-coated just for Nytrocity!!! Your color may vary...



One small box arrived in the post.


Its a silly thing, but I noticed he had a commercial Stapler and sealed the box really well.



The tank was well packed and did NOT rattle around inside the box at all.
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The box included only 2 items.
The bubble wrapped tank and a 1 page installation sheet.





The tank arrived without ANY visible blems or scratches on it!
VERY CLEAN!
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This is the front of the tank as seen from the bottom looking towards the top


RIGHT side of the tank





BACK of the tank.


TOP of the tank.
Notice the notch all along the front.
This is the cut out so it will be compatible with the MPI Supercharger I am installing. I do NOT know if this will be a standard cut/notch on all of his tanks.


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Side by Side comparisons with the OEM Tank.














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All of this beautiful craftsmanship does come at a small weight price though.

The OEM tank, with all external attachments removed weighted in at 29.7 ounces.
(- Lower bolt, Lower Hose Connector, Oil Level Indicator)

The T.S. Designs Nytro HD Oil Tank weighted in at 75.2 ounces

That is a net increase of +45.5 ounces or nearly 3 pounds!


But what do you get for that extra 3 pounds?

Massive Structural Strength, from what I can see.
I have no doubt whatsoever that this Oil Tank is massively over engineered.

My guess is that is a catastrophic crash where the sled is totaled, you will be able to retrieve this oil tank and use it again!

When Tim says its "Heavy Duty" he isn't kidding.
He has gone the extra mile on all the metal walls and on the welds.
This Oil Tank does a Yamaha Proud!!

What I do NOT know yet is the Volume it holds?
It is certainly going to hold MORE than the OEM, but I can't tell how much more just yet.

In a few days I should be ready to mount it, and then I will offer comments on FIT.

Finish wise, well, I will let the photos speak for themselves.
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So, am I the only guy on the forum with one of these tanks?

Surely there must be a couple other Nytro Riders that bought one and have some comments to offer up??
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Filled her with oil at long last, and started the engine for the first time with the new supercharger installed.




So far so good.

Used 3.5 quarts total
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Finished the install today by plumbing in my Jacobson Rollover Valve and installing a breather down low beneath the oil tank.


I did my best to use existing hose that was left over after my supercharger was installed so I had something with a nice curve in it to go over the edge.



Ran it down the side, used a joiner and added a few more inches of straight oil resistent hose



And added a small K&N Breather at the bottom to control oil misting.
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I placed a small square of double sided sticky foam to support the rollover valve from possibly bouncing on the oil tank.


With all the electrical connections back in place.



And a shot from below!
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I don't know how to offer up a "review" of this product.

It installed EASILY

It fits under the cowling without any rubbing or pressure points.

It seems to be working PERFECTLY.

It looks BEAUTIFUL.

It built like the proverbial Brick Outhouse.

I am sure it will stand up to abuse that the OEM tank would never consider enduring.

I really don't know what else to say???

If you are in the least bit worried about a side impact that might result n a catastrophic oil loss, then I would seriously consider ordering one of these tanks.
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