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secondary fuel tank idea for long road trips. will it work?

3842 Views 8 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  recoiljunky
Hello everyone, i got to thinking again. :eek:

when i was in my garage looking at a aluminum 5 gall fuel cell laying around and was wondering if i were to make a mount to mount this cell over the rear seat do you guys think the fuel pump will create enough vacuum to make the fuel flow from the main gas tank to the fuel cell to the reserve tank. the fuel cell fill cap is not vented at all. the fuel return will still goto the main fuel tank and it would be reverable so the tank can be removed for non touring. i am planning a trip to virginia in about 4or5 months and would like to carry extra fuel so i can venture off course more comfortably.
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11Stryker said:
coors said:
Man. 130-140mi im happy to stop and get gas and a drink.
I'm with ya there Coors! 2 stops within 140 miles is mandatory minimum for me.
Never been a fan of carrying extra fuel-if you plan a trip properly which would include fuel stops....if you're riding a sport tourer with a lot of back road riding that might be different...but riding a cruiser on highway don't see the need.
Rode from Carson City NV to Green River UT on HWY 50 in June 650 mi - several stretches over 100 miles with no services so making planned fuel stops was a must.....like a couple others have mentioned after 130 - 140 mi I'm ready to get off the **** thing.
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