ADV tank installation on F650GS / F800GS for extended range

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GB, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    First day of use was great!:clap

    But Day 2 has me perplexed. I think pressure in main tank is preventing flow from AdvTank.

    I'm now in New Mexico. It's 100°.

    I stop to fuel with 9 miles to empty. Open the main tank, pay at the pump, pump only 1.2 gal and she starts to overflow. I pull the pump and slam the lid. Checked the Advtank and I can see gas. :huh I had the main tank open for several seconds (perhaps longer) before I pumped. I suspect that once opened the AdvTank started to drain in.

    I pulled the seat and looked at the hoses don't think they were pinched. The main tank was under positive pressure when I opened it to pump fuel.


    Read through THIS THREAD but still am unable to answer the following:
    Where is the purge valve? Why is the main tank not venting? Heat?

    :ear


    EDIT; So re-read the thread and believe I need a new vent valve with check ball. Or just run a line from the Advtank to ground.


    EDIT EDIT (kind of like PPS): In the end, I simply removed the check valve all together. Even with a new check valve I was having pressurization issues. Once I removed it no problems. I ran thousands of miles with it this way. I was completely happy at that point.
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  2. OZZY-GS

    OZZY-GS Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys,

    Anyone out there running the Adventure Tank with the Giant Loop Great Basin Bag.
    I am really keen to see how far forward the bag sits on the bike.

    I am really hoping to get rid of my Hard Panniers and change to this setup.

    By the way I am getting around 500 klm range with the Adventure tank now. :clap Great Product.

    Cheers
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  3. jwnsc

    jwnsc Hang in there.

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    If so, any modifications necessary?
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  4. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    That's a pretty cool tank, too bad they don't make one for the R1200GS! :D
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    It should bolt on without mods. :thumb
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  6. jwnsc

    jwnsc Hang in there.

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    Thanks. Is the the company still in business? No reply to an email
    I sent asking the same question.
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  7. FORE!

    FORE! pretender

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    Yes we are. I thought I replied to that email, but it must have been another one.

    Scott
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  8. jwnsc

    jwnsc Hang in there.

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    You did. Timing on getting your reply was after the first email and
    and a later Adv Rider inquiry.

    For anyone looking for a new in the box tank at a substantial discount,
    see my flea market ad here.
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  9. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    Nice looking setup. Wish it had a locking cap though.
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  10. exillinimj

    exillinimj n00b

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    Installed my new Adv Tank on my F700GS this past weekend. Took about an hour (I had to mess around with the different spacers to get it the way I wanted it). Glad that Scott included the extra bolts/spacers to make it easier for everyone to install on different set-ups.

    Shipping was quick, Scott responded very quickly to all questions and I really like having the extra gas! I don't notice any difference to performance with the tank and it does drain first so the weight comes off quickly.

    I managed to squeeze my Ogio tail bag onto the Adv Tank plate. The bag is a little too long, but it works OK.

    [​IMG]
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  11. fosters2

    fosters2 It is what it is

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    Bought the tank in the fall but only now got around to installing it.

    Did have an issue with the two front posts. Scott sent new ones which arrived in a couple of days (now that's customer service :clap).

    Did have to play around with spacers and some extra washers, but the final install is pretty solid. Hooking up the hoses is simple, so don't let that deter you.

    [​IMG]
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  12. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Nice looking solution. Any change this fitting a F650 thumper?
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  13. SQ Beemer

    SQ Beemer Been here awhile

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    What top cases are you guys using? BMW Vario case does not fit flat on the tank, has to be raised up. Looking for something that sits nice and flush directly on the ADV Tank.
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  14. dirtbound08

    dirtbound08 n00b

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    Anybody know what the dimensions of this tank are ? L x W x H
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  15. kenru

    kenru n00b

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    Nice routing of the hoses. What is the best way to feed the hoses down to the tank? I have a Sargent seat on my F650FS (twin) and it's a pretty tight fit... Could someone post pics of theirs?

    Tnx,
    Ken


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