lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Very cool. Where did you get the fill cap/housing?
  2. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Ebay. Cost around $35. I'll try to find a link. Only drawback is the rubber gasket that seals the removable cap swells with exposure to fuel vapors, so I have to flip it each time I remove the cap. Really needs a big viton o-ring instead.

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    http://m.ebay.com/itm/121311349509
  3. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    How well does the foam work? Any restrictions? I've ofter wondered if it can release the fuel fast enough for a gravity feed system.
  4. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    It's relatively large, open cell. Drains plenty fast. Acts as a baffle, works very well in that regard. I consider it to be a prefilter of sorts, as well. :thumb
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  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    No issues with the plastic reacting to the gas ? What box is that on the back (and will it fit a full-face helmet) ?
  6. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    The fuel cell is made of polyethelyne, the same material most aftermarket desert tanks are made of (Acerbis, Clarke, etc.), as well as those red gas cans we are all familiar with. No issues.

    The box is a surplus, no name. Similar to Seahorse or Pelican, but not quite as high quality. Just under the size to fit a full face, but great for waterproof, lockable storage for groceries or touring.
  7. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    2 gallons? Was that washer tank removed from a locomotive?

    I'd wager that the plastic used for the washer tank isn't compatible with motor fuels.

    Edit: Seems I was right.
  8. Bayner

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    Probably a Volkswagen.
  9. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I like the resourcefulness of using that washer tank!!! I'm not sure that would work for my needs, but I'm hoping I can use that solution in the future.
  10. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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  11. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Uh oh. I noticed some cracks forming in the washer reservoir yesterday. Looks like it's being affected by the fuel after all. Bummer.

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    Looks like I'll order the purpose-built 3 gallon. I'll post photos when installed.
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  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Could have been the way you had it strapped down and these were the stress points.
  13. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    I'll err on the side of "maybe, but the way it looks in person, I don't think so".
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    tomo8r Long timer

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  15. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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  16. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Taken just outside of Churchill Falls on the Trans-Lab. In fact, that's how I carried fuel for the entire Newfoundland/Labrador trip. Only needed it from Happy Valley/Goose Bay to Cartwright. Worked a treat.


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    Held up to the 60 MPH Trans-Lab gravel road test.

    Right fork seal did not. Note fork oil on right boot.

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  17. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    New tank mounted, plumbed, working:

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  18. JT105

    JT105 Let's Ride!

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    Nice setup with the new tank. Does that gravity fill into your main tank when you open the valve or is it a sealed system and gets siphoned as the main tank gets drawn down?
  19. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Thanks.

    Each tank has it's own shutoff valve and filter, but is plumbed to the carb via a "Y" fitting. If I keep the main tank valve closed and the aux tank open, the bike runs off the aux till it's drained, at which point I open the main tank valve and close the aux.
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  20. GulfAdv

    GulfAdv Adventurer

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    Camel Tank or my F700GS 2016 is a great upgrade for carrying extra fuel.

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