Garage refueling thingie??

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 150ron, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. 150ron

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    Ive been wondering lately, if a guy has a small tank, like 2-3 gallons on his bike, and travels like 100 miles a day, it must get really REALLY old going to the gas station once every 1-2 days and getting fuel, besides those plastic red gas cans, is there something professional that you can install/mount in your garage, like a refueling station, maybe with a pump and a handle like a real gas station, like a big drum that you can fill up with like 10-15 gallons or so, and then have it plugged it to a wall socket and just fuel up in your garage?

    Something like that exist?
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  3. FlowBee

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    If you're into spending that kind of money on your own private gas station, why not spend it instead on an aftermarket fuel tank? Safari makes some nice options and you don't have to fill it to full all the time. Half filled these tanks carry the fuel lower than stock as well.

    The Safari tank on my DR currently holds 9 gallons. I normally ride with it about half full. That gives me 200 miles range.

    I carry 20 gallons of gasoline in red tanks in my garage. Otherwise I'd be looking at one of those "tank on stilts" options my grandfather the farmer used outside his barn. I would not want that much low flash point fuel inside my house.
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  4. 150ron

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    Now that is exactly what i had in mind, the price is pretty damn good imo too, nice.

    Well, lets just say that there is no aftermarket tank for your bike, so you are stock with the 2-3 stock tank, the link above is what i had in mind, i think its priced very well too.
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    So then the question becomes; how do I refuel my big fuel canister?

    No problem, I suppose, if you have an open bed truck, but it would not exactly make a great traveling companion in a Mini.
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    The safety engineer in me finds all kinds of things wrong with that scenario. At the VERY least, I'd store the gasoline in a steel drum and make sure it was properly grounded, but I reckon there's a reason why official gasoline storage containers are "FM-approved", "UL-Listed", etc., etc.
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  10. Twilight Error

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    Assuming you've got a car that also drinks gas, you can pick up a pair of 5gal cans and fill those every time you top up the cage.
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    Funny you should say that. I do own two 5 gallon fuel jugs (PU Products uprights) that have served me very well as fuel supply in the garage, at the track, and in the woods.

    They also store very easily on a shelf, leaving me my precious and valuable floor space. I've not had any refueling issues that the 10 gallons they provide can't handle.
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  12. 150ron

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    I think that is pretty much the best and most affordable option ^^^^^, small enough to be taken to the gas station in a little car, yet the 14 gallons is a big enough capacity, great product! :clap i really like how there is no electric needed to operate the pump feature.
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    But if we are not stopping to gas up on a regular, where would we get some of the gems found in this thread? :D


    Stupid questions people ask you when stopped


    Come on man....:bert
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    quight common on farms out here in the country in the land of oz, gravity fed is probably the easiest, pretty expensive when you get a 5000 Liter Diesel Tank filled up but the truck will come to you. [​IMG]

    but 44 Gal Drum with a hand crank pump on it, is usually the easiest, strap it to your ute and leave it on your farm. or the boot of a lay-land p76, designed to carry a 44 gal drum
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    plenty of race filler set ups too which look awsome, u know, the drums, and a push valve you just insert and push and it fills your tank up in seconds. just like a real racer.
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    some need special receiver dry break tank caps, others dont. so check when you buy a quick fill fuel jug

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    I have a gravity fed 15 gallon one, I love it. Bike, lawnmower, atv, whatever. I have a rope on it with a pulley in the rafters to raise it up, and a small shelf built to hold it.
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    Race teamsust be in danger then !

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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