how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se


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how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by trjerm » Tue May 01, 2018 8:57 am



hi I just picked up a 96 GL1500 se, thats been sitting for 2+ yrs and wondering how you go about changing / dumping the fuel and how much fuel does it hold. Luckily the previous owner filled the tank shortly before storing it, so there shouldn't be any rust, also it looks like a rodent chewed thru the vent line to the petcock. I've never owned anything but sport bikes or sport tourers before . thanks Tom



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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by joeincalif » Tue May 01, 2018 9:08 am

If a rodent has chewed thru that line there is no telling what else he chewed thru until you take the bike apart. They are also know for making a nest on the air filter.
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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:41 am

Pull the seat off, pull the fuel pump out of the tank.

Siphon all of the fuel out, pour that into your car/truck thru a cloth strainer.

Look for rust, if any there, get rid of it with electrolysis.

If the fuel lines to the petcock have been chewed on, there is most likely other damage to wire harnesses....

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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 01, 2018 2:56 pm

I just unhook the fuel line from the fuel pump and hook up a hose instead that leads to a gas can on the floor. Then hook a wire to the fuel pump to power it with +12v, and let it pump the gas out of the tank and into the gas can. Works great!

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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by seelyark1 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:34 pm

Way too simple Admin! LOL ;) ;)
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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Thu May 03, 2018 3:31 pm

I would visually check inside to be sure about the condition of the tank. So it is quite easy and safe method to remove the fuel pump and siphon the tank using a siphon like below.
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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by NOVAwing » Mon May 07, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi,

Just did this on my new to me 93 Aspencade.

$14.99 hand pump from Autozone, clear with clear tubes.

Opened gas tank filler cap, shove in tube, other end in empty gas can. Pump, and reposition tube until you can't get anymore out, takes some small effort and time, pumped out almost 4 gallons. Took maybe 15 mins total.

Added 2 gallons of 89 octane and some seafoam + new AGM battery and she came alive after about 5 mins of cranking and choking.

Sat unused for almost 4 years!

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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by virgilmobile » Mon May 07, 2018 3:02 pm

trjerm wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:57 am
...dumping the fuel..thanks Tom
When I had to do this,I added the old fuel to my truck...bout a gallon/10 gallons of fresh.
The old Ford didn't care at all.
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Re: how do you dump old fuel on a new to me 96 gl1500 se

Post by DenverWinger » Mon May 07, 2018 10:31 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:02 pm
When I had to do this,I added the old fuel to my truck...bout a gallon/10 gallons of fresh.
The old Ford didn't care at all.
Be sure the old fuel you are mixing isn't TOO old, if it still smells somewhat like gasoline you are probably OK. I did this once with some pretty old fuel (smelled bad), the carburetor didn't care, but the valve guides in the jeep started sticking (old fuel like glue) and the engine running rough due to stuck open valves, pistons nudging them them back closed. Ultimately it didn't hurt anything, but it sure ran bad until the old fuel was gone.

Wouldn't dream of doing that in a fuel injected vehicle, though....


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