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Old 09-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Explain this fuel delivery system to me

Walking upto my car in the parking garage and saw the bike but could not figure out how you fuel the bike. The only thing I could guess is that the gas can on the back has a hose that went to the aluminum can and then into the engine.
Please explain.
If so I think you deserve an award for innovation.
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Is it fuel injected or carbed?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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Under seat tank maybe? The "aluminum cans" appear to be saddle bags. If it the tank is under the seat it's probably pretty small. The red can is bulk fuel in case the tank runs dry between stations.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Maybe the owner an chime in. It does have an MH sticker, after all.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Ain't that a really ratted out gen1 Vmax?
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he is a member and maybe he will chime in, he road trips the out of that bike.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #9
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Most mid 80's vee twin / four bikes with carbs required a low pressure underseat fuel pump to get gas from the bottom of the sides of the tank "up" to the carbs. So you can siphon gas from anywhere and supply the carbs. You just need a long hose and no vacuum leak. My 85 interceptor had one of these and it always has fuel issues due to heat.
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Vmax came stock with an under seat fuel tank. That seat is after market and look like it has a flapper over the paasenger sear fot access to the filler.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #11
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Vmax came stock with an under seat fuel tank. That seat is after market and look like it has a flapper over the paasenger sear fot access to the filler.
And a tiny tank at that. BADASSVMAX had to stop every 85 miles or so on our Gap trip.
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Vmax came stock with an under seat fuel tank. That seat is after market and look like it has a flapper over the paasenger sear fot access to the filler.
Coincidence. This bike was at the Euro bike night last night.
1-THere is a beer can on the side with a hose in it. -Radiator overflow, don't know if that is stock or not.
2-Owner pointed out the gas tank.
3-The gas can on the back is incase he runs out of gas or he feels like being AAA that day.

In any event it was a unique setup and that bike has more miles on it than all the ducatis(about 15) I saw there. Well maybe not but pretty close.

In closing to the owner thanks for explaining the bike and it was a great meet.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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You're welcome. I lusted after the Vmax when I first got into motorbikes in college. Vmax poster was on my dorm room wall right next to Phoebe Cates.
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You're welcome. I lusted after the Vmax when I first got into motorbikes in college. Vmax poster was on my dorm room wall right next to Phoebe Cates.
was that poster from Fast Times? Nice you had Pheobe and fastola had Spicolli.
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Wow, don't know how I never saw this thread until now...

No, it's not a vmax, but good guess. It's a venture, and the engine is really close (venture 1200 came out a year before the first vmax).

Also, that seat is stock, but all the plastic has been removed.

So far I've put about 30k miles on it in the two years I've had it, bringing it to about 100k total. It even sees occasional truck duty.
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...and yes I meant "truck" and not "track".

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plastics were all removed after the bike got hit in Utah in July '12, and the gas can was added just before our trip to Sturgis this past summer.
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Under seat tank maybe? The "aluminum cans" appear to be saddle bags. If it the tank is under the seat it's probably pretty small. The red can is bulk fuel in case the tank runs dry between stations.
Not that small. It would go about 4 gallons before the low fuel light would come on, and I've put 5 in before and it hadn't run dry yet. Around town average about 35mpg, highway at 75 mph I usually get about 40-42.

The bike doesn't look like much once you pull the tank off.
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