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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.
Very cool. Where did you get the fill cap/housing?
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.
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.
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.
No issues with the plastic reacting to the gas ? What box is that on the back (and will it fit a full-face helmet) ?
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.
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.
Probably a Volkswagen.
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.
If I were to do it again I'd probably go with this:
I spent almost as much when all was said and done, and it's a better shape for my placement. Plus an additional gallon.
Uh oh. I noticed some cracks forming in the washer reservoir yesterday. Looks like it's being affected by the fuel after all. Bummer.
Looks like I'll order the purpose-built 3 gallon. I'll post photos when installed.
Could have been the way you had it strapped down and these were the stress points.
I'll err on the side of "maybe, but the way it looks in person, I don't think so".
You could always go with something designed for purpose.
Pricey. This is the one I ordered:
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.
Held up to the 60 MPH Trans-Lab gravel road test.
Right fork seal did not. Note fork oil on right boot.
New tank mounted, plumbed, working:
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?
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.
Camel Tank or my F700GS 2016 is a great upgrade for carrying extra fuel.