Ha ha ha. Don't tempt me. I have tools for cutting and welding.
The desmo tank is too tall to fit the profile I aim to achieve on The Time Machine. It will be much easier for me to fit a XX9 tank than it will be to cut the desmo tank down, weld, clean, fill, primer, and paint.
I've got my 999 tank off at the moment but run out of time to take my 998 tank of. Will do it tomorrow and try to send you pics.
You do realise that the 999 frame around the shock area is totally different! The shock is lower and the 999 tank with its pump extends well beyond the 916/998. Easier to buy a 999 and put 916/998 body on. Tail would be a head f&$k though.