Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips
|When you have to remove the gas tank to tune your carbs you
sometimes need a source of fuel so you can run the bike for an extended
time. There are tanks available that are made specifically for this but
are priced around $50.
I made a great one that works fine and it didn't cost me the big
bucks like the one in the catalogs. I ordered a racing catch can tank,
SUM-G1474 , $14.50 from Summit Racing 1-800-230-3030 (it comes in colors, but
that is the number for white so the gas level shows) .
It has a vent at the top and a petcock in the
bottom. I took a hole saw and cut a hole in the top so I could pour the gas
I took a rubber plug or cork the size of the hole to stop up
the hole (optional, but you are dealing with gas). Attach a piece of hose
on the petcock on the bottle; add a clothes hanger wire hook around the bolts
that are attached to the bottle and it's done. It cost about $16 total and
it even has its own petcock. Actually better than the ones they sell for
Polyethylene, white, 11.5 in. long, 4.5 in. diameter, one
quart capacity, overflow catch can
You can hang the bottle from the mirror or handlebar or from an
overhead source. If you secure the bottle you can actually ride the
bike. It would work for testing your jetting without having to reinstall
the gas tank each time.
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|Written by Vette468, on 05-10-2013 21:05 |
Great tip my Back gets pissed off takin it a off a zillion times
|aux tank for tuning/testing|
Written by col rhino, on 09-21-2008 11:20
awesome idea! thanks jack!
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