2018 fuel cell mounting system

kwthom

Rider
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#2
The price on that handrail setup is astounding....I'm thinking there's a way of doing something similar with a QT less expensively and just as secure as this.
 
#3
I had the Quick Tank on my '06 GW. Bought used for $1k with all Marine grade fuel lines and Pingle valve in 2007. Expensive yes, but best investment I ever made for the GW. Fuel line taps into the stock fuel sending unit plate. Before removing the plate make sure the fuel level is under a quarter tank or risk a fuel bath.
 

sector7g

Premier Member
#6
I believe Boyd Welding does tanks for a fraction of the cost for Wings. Not sure if they've got a template to build off or you provide your own. Or heck, get a spun aluminum tank on Amazon for $200. Drop it on a flat metal panel and drill/attach ball mounts. Geez, $2500? Really?
 
#7
The "Quick Tank" design allows for easy opening of the trunk, plus a flat area to mount tent/bags, etc... The QT is around $1500, and as I see it, the extra $1k is for mount adapters for the new GW design. Somewhere on the Internet, there was a chap building an accessory fuel tank for the '18 Wing. Unfortunately I don't remember the link.
 
#8
Typical of Max to provide Overpriced gear. there is maybe $50.00 worth of consumables and the rest is a markup for the products Intellectual Property.
personally, i would just make some minor adjustments to allow those tanks to be mounted to the handrails. easy on/off procedure.
 

Airportbum

Premier Member
#9
I don't know if its cheaper than replacing the stock hand grips after drilling into them to mount your tank, but I bought the baker wing hand grips, which gives lots of attachment points. $225 I think. Only two screws with the seat off to remove the tank and mount. I bought an aux vent fuel fitting and grommet from California Side Car (after speaking with the engineer) to gravity feed.

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