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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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What do you use when running bike with the tank off?

I'm looking for ideas of what other members use as a temporary fuel tank while running the engine with the tank off. I want to inspect my coolant system and check for leaks

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You can use a lawn mower tank, hang it from the ceiling.

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I'd just put on some longer fuel lines and vacuum line and prop the gas tank up with whatever you got. And yes if you have a ceiling, you can hang it from there. You can bolt it to some wood front and back then build a support to hold it.

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laundry soap bottle set up like an IV drip.....
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Like KM said, or even something stupid like an old hot water bottle... I have a generator that had a plastic tank that split right after I got it, the thing was high dollar and I figured as sorry as it was I wouldn't pay that for it, I removed the outlet from it and installed it in a regular 5 gal. gas can and it is still working after 7-8 yrs. ...
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My neighbor Jack uses a freestanding coatrack with a container hanging (like the IV mentioned, his wife's a nurse)....and he has an inline shutoff valve.



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Just a fair warning. I tried doing this with a funnel and a piece of fuel line. The funnel was dirty, dirt got in my carbs because there is no filter in the tank when you do this. Take caution.

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Thanks for all the great ideas I thought about propping up the tank but I didn't want it to vibrate off. The wheels are turning now!

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Pulled the exhaust baffles
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AGM battery
Iridium plugs
NGK wires
TPE stator
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 02:08 AM
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Like wolfie and kc mentioned. The best way I've used IMO is a fuel bladder.I use a squeeze bottle like you'd use for a bicycle, hang upside down from hanger. I modified the nipple to drip without having to actually squueze the bottle, attached 4' of fuel line with Inline filter.


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I use a 1 qt. gear oil bottle with the pointed nozzle cap on it, cut the bottom out of it, drill a hole in the side of it near the top (which used to be the bottom) to hang it by (I usually hang it from the handlebars with a zip tie) remove both fuel lines from the tank, connect them to a T fitting, then connect the spout on the gear oil bottle to the T fitting with a piece of clear plastic hose, and pour some gas into the gear oil bottle. I use this same setup on all my bikes. I put all this stuff in a plastic bag and hang it on a nail in the garage wall to keep it clean until the next time I need it. You can put an inline filter in the clear plastic line if you want.

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