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How to mock up a gas tank?

I have a guy saleing a vulcan,It has the gas tank taken off for what he says cleaning and drainage he broke hus arm and now cant put it back on.I need to find a way to pretty much rig a gas tank just to hear it run before i buy it and take it home and put the tank back on.Please help me with ideas.Thanks in advance.
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put the said tank back on.. its really simple.. three bolts and three hoses...
Or you can use a T-Fitting and a piece of fuel hose to tie the carbs together and use a fuel jug as a gas can.
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I have a guy saleing a vulcan,It has the gas tank taken off for what he says cleaning and drainage he broke hus arm and now cant put it back on.I need to find a way to pretty much rig a gas tank just to hear it run before i buy it and take it home and put the tank back on.Please help me with ideas.Thanks in advance.
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Your heading had me confused when you stated "mock up a gas tank". You actually want to put the tank back on which is easy enough because you really don't need to bolt it on just to feed fuel to the carbs. You should do that if you have any intention of riding the bike. Connect the hoses underneath and start the motor while securing the tank from falling via bungees or your own hands. It souldn't vibrate too much at all. Not sure where the real problem is. Be sure to check out the inside of the tank to see why he felt the need to clean it. If it is too rusted then you don't want to use it until it is corrected properly. Good luck.

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put the said tank back on.. its really simple.. three bolts and three hoses...
Depending on model ( remember California? )

Don't ask me yet, i have yet to remove mine, but coming soon.
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Depending on model ( remember California? )

Don't ask me yet, i have yet to remove mine, but coming soon.
ok so cali model has one extra breather hose... which stays open to air... so you can either hook it up or not... like I said three hoses HAVE to bee hooked up
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ok so cali model has one extra breather hose... which stays open to air... so you can either hook it up or not... like I said three hoses HAVE to bee hooked up
Yup three hoses at least, and also some wires, but those matter little since he is only wanting to hear the engine. Also the Cali model hoses on the rear of the tank do not stay open to air, and leaving either of them open will certainly change the tune of the engine while running.
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