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Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby seabeechief » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:26 pm



Roadsmith Trike owners; I have an auxiliary fuel tank on my newly installed trike kit. How long does it take for you to transfer 4 1/2 - 5 gallons of fuel from the aux tank to the main tank? It takes 15-18 minutes on mine.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby robb » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:02 am

An external pump should easily do 3-5 gallons per minute, slow transfer can be sign of bad pump. There should be a filter before the pump and it may be stopped up. If you transfer while riding watch the fuel gauge and stop when near full. Don't know exactly how long it takes to transfer but my buddy always does it while riding. It could be a slow transfer by design. Call them at 800-331-0705.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby seabeechief » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:27 pm

robb; call WHO at the 1-800 number at the end of your reply? Thanks.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby robb » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:46 pm

Roadsmith. If it their system they will help.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby seabeechief » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 pm

Roger that, robb. I talked to one of their engineers back in November, but he said he had no idea how fast they should pump. I couldn't think of any reason to talk to them anymore.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby robb » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:41 pm

At minimum it would be 3-5 gpm with 1/4" line. I would still check the fuel filter at pump. Should be in exposed location under bike. Take the line loose after filter, if flow is good I would check pump output. If good there you could have a crimped line to bike tank. Pump could have a restrictor to limit flow for safety purposes.

Talked with Craig and he thought it took about 10 minutes to fill when near empty, but did not care since he fills while riding. Said he can't remember filling stock tank in a long time, rear fill was easier.

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Re: Roadsmith Trike Fuel Transfer

Postby seabeechief » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:07 pm

Thanks, Robb. I'll look at the filter. It's just one of several ongoing problems with the trike kit.

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