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Old 08-22-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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I wanted an auxiliary fuel cell, but you know, I'm a cheap and all.....

....and I like tinkering and building too......

Cheapest I found online was this one at $33 plus I had to wait to get it...

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Sh...iary+fuel+tank

So, I made my own with about $15 in parts and a little bit of my time (which I enjoyed )

Went to lowes to get fittings, valve and hose. I already had an old sports bottle (pop top doubles as a vent!) and some epoxy.
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Drilled the hole to allow the 3/8" fitting to screw in.
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I epoxied the hole, then slathered on a good amount onto the threads and threaded it on.
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Added some more at the bottom just for good measure.
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Made a hanger out of safety wire..
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I'll also admit that I stabbed my pinky with the safety wire again, but thats about an every time occurrence.
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Nice work.
Put an inline filter on it. While you're at it get rid of the clear tubing. Ethanol won't play nce wth it.
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Nice work.
Put an inline filter on it. While you're at it get rid of the clear tubing. Ethanol won't play nce wth it.
I did plan on a filter, but I figured as little as this would get used and if I flushed the lines with water after every use, I'd be OK?
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I did plan on a filter, but I figured as little as this would get used and if I flushed the lines with water after every use, I'd be OK?
Probably.
It won't be anything catastrophic, just the line will harden/eventually crack.
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Will gasoline eat up that epoxy? I am looking for a sealer type material for a similar project.
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Good question. I wonder myself. We will see.
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I have rigged on of these up poorly every time I need to run a bike with the tanks off, kudos for almost whole assing it Chris!
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I have rigged on of these up poorly every time I need to run a bike with the tanks off, kudos for almost whole assing it Chris!
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It's a shame you jewed out and got the vinyl tubing instead of polyethylene prob. only saved like 1-2 bucks.

Also I bet 3m 5200 would hold up to ethanol well as a sealant.
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Personally I would use an aluminum bottle instead of the plastic one. Some plastics are fuel resistant but a lot out there are not.
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So I'm guessing that this is just to run the bike in the garage while the tank is off.

Otherwise that looks like a fireball waiting for a match.
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Yeah to tune/sync carbs.
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Personally I would use an aluminum bottle instead of the plastic one. Some plastics are fuel resistant but a lot out there are not.
I'd rather be able to see the fuel level. But I may go stainless or aluminum if this doesn't work out.
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I'd rather be able to see the fuel level. But I may go stainless or aluminum if this doesn't work out.

I have plenty of these I can empty for ya. haha

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Update: fuel has been in the tank since 4pm. No issues. Also added fuel filter. Works great.

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Used it yesterday and worked great except for it slightly leaking at the connection of the filter. I need use a hose clamp.

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