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Old 10-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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I just had a question about how everyone refuels their bikes. I had a 5 gallon can, but the "Spill Proof" nozzles all the cans have now are such a pain in the ass. They work fine on lawnmowers but not on motorcycles. I was looking at buying a portable 14 gallon tank with wheels and its own pump handle, but spending $100 just for a gas container seems a little crazy to me. Then I was thinking about just buying a siphon and siphoning gas from the can, but siphoning is always kinda slow. So what does everyone else do? Is there a better solution?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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I hate those new style gas nozzles.....but....if you get angry enough you can pull the whole darned thing apart, and you end up with just a plain nozzle like gas cans have had for the past 100 years.

Another options is to spend big $$ and get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-U2-51-S-...=metal+gas+can

I have one and it works pretty decent.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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I usually go to the gas pump at any one of the local stations.

But for remote refueling, I use PU Products fuel jugs.

http://www.vitalmx.com/product/featu...ility-Jug,2531
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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battery powered siphon http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-B..._bxgy_sg_img_y
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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But for remote refueling, I use PU Products fuel jugs.

http://www.vitalmx.com/product/featu...ility-Jug,2531
At the track, I use something very similar. They are sold as "Utility Jugs" because under many laws, they are not legally able to carry fuel. I've never gotten any flack about them and I've used them in a half dozen states. Just don't get greedy filling them; if I overfill mine, gas will slosh to the vent hole and seep out.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Great suggestions. I've been leaning towards the siphon, I just wasn't sure how quickly the fuel would come out. I had bought a 5 gallon can thinking I would be filling it up once a week. But I ride so much I was filling it every other day. I have an NX650 with a metal 3.5 gallon tank, so I need gas often. If it were a plastic tank I'd probably install a dry break system but I'm out of luck there. This is what I was looking at in the store, but it was $99. That seems high for simply a container for gas. Plus it looks like a pain in the ass to remove from the trunk of my car when I've just filled it.

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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Keep your 5 gal tank and simply buy something like this.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST%2Fbro...bmLocale=fr_CA
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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I have a couple of red Canadian made gas cans that hold like 5.5 gal.
I modified the nozzle and drilled out the vent, so it will pore faster,
and they work fine for me. Tractors, lawn mowers, motorcycles, even the car.
Just heavy when you first start to fill up the bike though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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Keep your 5 gal tank and simply buy something like this.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST%2Fbro...bmLocale=fr_CA

That's pretty cool I didn't realize they made the pump itself without the wheeled container. Last night I cut the 'no spill' crap off the gas can, and it spilled more because the hose isn't flexible. I went with the siphon idea for now, if it doesn't work I'll have to try a pump handle.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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Get a metal tubeless tire valve stem and a piece of stiff wire, coat hanger or similar. Drill your non-vented gas can where they used to put the plastic vent (opposite the nozzle opening) to fit the valve. Remove valve cap, core, top nut, and top gasket from valve stem. Fish wire from new hole toward nozzle opening. Slide valve stem over wire threaded end first and bend an "L" behind the stem. Pull stem through new hole. Put gasket and top nut on stem and tighten. Remove wire through nozzle hole. Install valve cap. You now have a vented gas can. No, you won't go to jail. Yet.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #11
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Chollo, that is some smart thinking!
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