Fuel cell to use or not to use. Is the question.

EricV

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#21
I might have ride to Vegas to go site seeing .yeah thats what I'm going to do. Site seeing.
Zion NP is just up the road. Good breakfast places in Boulder City, then wander up the side of Lake Mead to Overton before going back out to 15 if you have a parks pass. Don't forget to stock up on some cheap liquor while you're in Vegas, or in Mesquite at one of the Lees.
 
#22
Zion NP is just up the road. Good breakfast places in Boulder City, then wander up the side of Lake Mead to Overton before going back out to 15 if you have a parks pass. Don't forget to stock up on some cheap liquor while you're in Vegas, or in Mesquite at one of the Lees.
Always need whisky
 

Patrick Ford

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#23
Thank you Eric for another great tip. Bulkhead sounds like the best choice . But concerning about drilling and future leaks. Another is actually drill and weld a new bung the paint.
Just worried about aux tank being higher when full as not to overfill the main lower tank. But I guess that avoided by running the main empty the opening up aux when needed.
My daughter and I just did a bulkhead fitting on her FJR. Also we did one on her Wee Strom. Both used copper 90' fittings from Ace Hardware. 5/16" with rubber fuel line hose.
After getting photos from UTube I drilled a correct sized hole with a cone drill. (Not the correct name but I forgot it)
After making sure of the outlet position we cheated a bit on both bikes. We JB Welded them in place using lots of that messy stuff on the joints with a lock but on the inside. No leaks. You can find photos and directions on u tube. Be sure and put a inline fuel filter on the aux discharge line.
 

EricV

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IBR Finisher
#24
The "cone drill" bit is called a Uni-bit or step drill. You can get them in various sizes and they are a great tool for drilling clean holes in thin wall sheet metal like gas tanks. Harbor Freight sells them too. Much better than a hole saw bit and makes a lot less mess. Tape a paint spray can lid under the hole before drilling to catch most of the chips.

@Patrick Ford - Cletha and I say Hi and give Becky a hug for us. FJR and Wee, way to go grrrl! :)
 

Patrick Ford

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IBR Finisher
#25
The "cone drill" bit is called a Uni-bit or step drill. You can get them in various sizes and they are a great tool for drilling clean holes in thin wall sheet metal like gas tanks. Harbor Freight sells them too. Much better than a hole saw bit and makes a lot less mess. Tape a paint spray can lid under the hole before drilling to catch most of the chips.

@Patrick Ford - Cletha and I say Hi and give Becky a hug for us. FJR and Wee, way to go grrrl! :)
I will tell her. She loves that FJR more everytime she gets on it.
 
#26
My daughter and I just did a bulkhead fitting on her FJR. Also we did one on her Wee Strom. Both used copper 90' fittings from Ace Hardware. 5/16" with rubber fuel line hose.
After getting photos from UTube I drilled a correct sized hole with a cone drill. (Not the correct name but I forgot it)
After making sure of the outlet position we cheated a bit on both bikes. We JB Welded them in place using lots of that messy stuff on the joints with a lock but on the inside. No leaks. You can find photos and directions on u tube. Be sure and put a inline fuel filter on the aux discharge line.
Well the best of it is you don't have leaks. And the drill bit is a Unibit. Thank you for the tip.