Auxiliary 4 gallon Fuel Cell who can make?

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  1. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    Hi all,
    Do any of the ADVRider venders make a rectangular auxiliary fuel cell?
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
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  2. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Twin headlight Ernie

    he has a thread in the vendors section he made me a fuel cell
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    hawbs Rockin' the Beer Gut

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  4. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    Thanks,
    I have looked at both manufactures and if possible I would like to lower the center of gravity more than these cells offer. Also I talked to the Summitt tech support yesterday and to my surprise the AN fittings they use in their cells are Army/Navy and are airplane type designations and basically have nothing in common with anything else but the aircraft industry! And to get down from a -8AN fitting size to something pump manufactures use ie 1/8NPT requires whatevers!
    I believe the more valves, etc. you have the more points of failure there are. Perfect setup would be directly from a vented baffled (no foam) fuel cell to the fuel pump to the bike tank. Only a check valve, fuel filter, pump, on/off lever, a quick disconnect, and two or three lengths of fuel lines with proper connectors, ie no reducers mechanisms etc.

    My description to another inmate:
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    I intend to use a Facet low pressure pump with 1/8NPT female threads. So, should the cell outflow points be the same? I was told that 5/16 fuel lines would be the norm?
    What I would like from you can is the fuel cell, appropriate fuel lines, appropriate check valves, an on/off mechanism, and whatever else you think I would need?
    What are your suggestions and recommendations? I also need a 'fitting' to tie the fuel line into my tank at a location TBD by my dealer. 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  5. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    THANKS, I pm'd him.
    Ride Safe,
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