Saddlebag tank


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brian.peters
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Saddlebag tank

Post by brian.peters » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:34 pm



So the bike came with a setup to carry, it appears 2 galllons, in a tank in the right saddlebag. Looks like it was emergency only as you had to run a cord to the pump from the battery tender pigtail. It then just pumped to the main take via the vent line in the cap.

Is this worth putting back.together? And if not for me, which I doubt I'll ever need it, does it have value to someone else. It's a nice tank and pump but I can't see me ever needing it.



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Re: Saddlebag tank

Post by RBGERSON » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 am

Sounds like a home made thing..pump through the gas cap??? But bag tanks are sort by some..and can be set up to work w/o pump.
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Re: Saddlebag tank

Post by brian.peters » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:50 am

RBGERSON wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 am
Sounds like a home made thing..pump through the gas cap??? But bag tanks are sort by some..and can be set up to work w/o pump.
yeah that look to be a pretty common hack. The vent line is removed and replaced by a line from the pump on the aux tank. That pump is external to the tank BTW. The Aux tank is vented somewhere behind the saddlebag.

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Re: Saddlebag tank

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:09 am

I would not use the aux fuel tank because I don't know how safe it is. I have seen some fuel related car and bike fires, it happens all in a second, and you can't do anything.

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Re: Saddlebag tank

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:19 am

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:09 am
I would not use the aux fuel tank because I don't know how safe it is. I have seen some fuel related car and bike fires, it happens all in a second, and you can't do anything.
This is my inclination as well. Unless it was a known good system that I myself had personally installed (and perhaps over-engineered and designed), and was proven and tested to be safe, I would be very leery of it. I have had a car go up in flames on the side of the road before, and it's scary just how fast it goes from a tiny flame to totally engulfed, a total loss. Having a fire being fuel-fed, with a runaway auxiliary electric fuel pump would quickly turn your bike into a blowtorch.

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Re: Saddlebag tank

Post by brian.peters » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Ok I pulled it all out today. Had to lift the luggage to bleed the brakes so out it came.

The only thing unsafe is if you go down or get hit on that side you may spill gas. The way he had it the vent was blocked so this was very much a system that was used to top off while stopped. Good tank with a cap that seal and a pickup and vent line. Pump turns on but is a common parts store "rattle" pump. The mounts were made for the saddle bag and fit perfectly with no modification. probably 2 gallons I would guess.

If any one wants it, pay for boxing and shipping and I'll send it to you. I can't really bring myself to chuck it.
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