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Old 11-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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equipment to drain gas from bike tanks

Recommendations please for gear to drain gas from tanks. Something of a suitable commercial level not cheapo auto supply. Not sucking on hoses anymore or banging around with self primers in tanks with fuel pumps. Would be great also if it would work for car gas tank to get out emergency fuel.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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What is wrong with sucking a hose? I guess I just got used to the taste of gas. GH
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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Take the hose, hold in one hand and with the other stretch the hose out

Now cover the end of the hose with your thumb, with the other hand fill the hose up with gas, the hose is now primed, keep your thumb on the lower end of the hose and with other put it in the gas tank, now use as a regular siphon, No sucking needed, I use this regularly never a drop spillith
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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is there such a thing as a commercial grade siphon?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Get a boat outboard motor squeeze bulb and some rubber hose. I found one at Walmart, but any good auto parts store should have them.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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Get a boat outboard motor squeeze bulb and some rubber hose. I found one at Walmart, but any good auto parts store should have them.
That works easy & no gas in the mouth. I used this setup to drain the large gas tank on my old bass boat.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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it's a motorcycle! remove tank, take off cap, turn tank upside down. gas will be removed!
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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I remove the line from the petcock and slip another line about 12"-18" long to reach the fuel jug. Then just open the petcock to the reserve position. I find it hard to keep a siphon line in the lowest part of the tank if i do it from the top.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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Flipping the tank on modern tanks do not work
The petcock or fuel rail draining is way too slow.

There is a battery operated pump with the end on a long straight rigid pipe that easily stays in the gas.
You can use the pump to prime a siphon or if the tank you are draining into is higher the pump will empty the tank out.

I don't know the brand off hand.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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removing fuel

I use this for my boat, motorcycles, jet ski, lawnmower, quads and it works great. Just remove the rubber hose coming from the fuel tank and pump it out. It also works if you want to just stick it in a tank to remove most of the fuel. Pretty inexpensive about $35.00 and I just put a couple of battery clamp ends on it to connect it to the power source. I found after trying other methods this one ended up being much safer in the long run. I think I've had it over 5 years now and it's paid for itself.
It does around 1 gallon in a little over a minute and with 50 gallons in the bass boat I just transfer right into my truck when I put it away for the winter.




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Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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I use this for my boat, motorcycles, jet ski, lawnmower, quads and it works great. Just remove the rubber hose coming from the fuel tank and pump it out. It also works if you want to just stick it in a tank to remove most of the fuel. Pretty inexpensive about $35.00 and I just put a couple of battery clamp ends on it to connect it to the power source. I found after trying other methods this one ended up being much safer in the long run. I think I've had it over 5 years now and it's paid for itself.
It does around 1 gallon in a little over a minute and with 50 gallons in the bass boat I just transfer right into my truck when I put it away for the winter.

Ah. Something I hadn't heard of before. But electric connection-is that going to turn me into some kind of flambe'?
where do you get the pump?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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I just Googled what was on the pump




http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Gasket-42S-.../dp/B000BWE4RC
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #13
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I just Googled electric gas siphon:
http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.r...nb_splitPage=0
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #14
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I just Googled electric gas siphon:
http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.r...nb_splitPage=0
A wet dry electric vacuum, he deserves to be arrested, and maybe a trip to Bellevue would be in order as well.

"A volunteer Freeport firefighter illegally siphoned gasoline from his fire chief's truck using a wet/dry vacuum, igniting a blaze at the firehouse when the machine tipped over and caught fire, authorities said Tuesday in announcing the firefighter's arrest on an arson charge." Long Island Newsday.
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/n...1.4191701?qr=1

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #15
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No shit. A fireman no less. This one's even better:
http://finance.yahoo.com/video/phoen...-31013842.html

I guess I'll check out the marine supply for the squeezy thing.
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