Bulkhead fitting

spearman

Premier Member
#1
I am looking for a recommendation for a bulkhead fitting.

I am planning to install a bulkhead fitting on a 2020 BMW R1250RT. I am planning to reuse a Maple Farkles fuel cell from my former K1600GTL. I am modifying it from a rear rack mount to a pillion seat mount. I have watched the Maple Farkles video on installing the bulkhead fitting.

Thanks
 

Greg Rice

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#2
I am looking for a recommendation for a bulkhead fitting.

I am planning to install a bulkhead fitting on a 2020 BMW R1250RT. I am planning to reuse a Maple Farkles fuel cell from my former K1600GTL. I am modifying it from a rear rack mount to a pillion seat mount. I have watched the Maple Farkles video on installing the bulkhead fitting.

Thanks
I mounted a Langford tank on my 2016 RT and drilled a hole in the tank for a bulkhead fitting. It is a very tight spot and no room for error. See photo below.

A few years later I bought a new 1250 GSA and I had heard about the idea of tapping into the vent line so you do not have to drill a hole in the tank. It is a nice easy way to not have to drill a hole in your fuel tank and you can easily return to stock at any time.

Some who did this method did not have good results but most of of us did and I did the same thin on my FJR when I installed the aux tank . Here is a link to a long thread here on the IBA forum. there is a lot more information out there on the web also regarding this way of tapping into the vent line for your aux tank.

http://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/aux-tank-installation-2018-gsa.3008/


Bulkhead Fitting I used.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I581KK/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045LNDP4/

RT Tank Bulkhead Fitting Photo
 

SteveAikens

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#6
I used a far better method when I installed my fuel cell.

It was called the "JAFO method" AKA, I didn't do the work - I helped by standing out of the way visiting with Voni a lot.

I was Just Another Friggin Observer - staying out of good friend Paul Glaves' way while he did a ton of work on my RT prior to the '11 IBR.

Thanks again Paul and Voni for your generous hospitality and all your help in getting me to the IBR finish.

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EricV

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#7
I am looking for a recommendation for a bulkhead fitting.

I am planning to install a bulkhead fitting on a 2020 BMW R1250RT. I am planning to reuse a Maple Farkles fuel cell from my former K1600GTL. I am modifying it from a rear rack mount to a pillion seat mount. I have watched the Maple Farkles video on installing the bulkhead fitting.

Thanks
Go talk to the guys at Champion Hydraulics https://www.championhydraulics.com/ Ask them for Stat-O-Seal washers and a bulkhead fitting in the size you want with a hose barb in the size you want to use.

Sunsource might be worth checking out too.
(800) 875-2324
8448 N Mallory Rd
Mooresville, IN 46158

Oil Filter Service Co is another option, for online - https://www.ofsco.net/