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    Quick Tech: Mounting & Plumbing An Accessory Fuel Tank



    The idea came about from our riding group doing extended day rides. The long distances required us to find fuel wherever we could. This was even more difficult when riding in protected areas where fuel spillage becomes an issue. This system is very simple and it works without the use of pumps, instead working solely on the vacuum created in the main tank vent hose. The main fuel tank draws from the auxiliary tank first. This way also cuts out any chance of fuel spillages while transferring fuel from jerry cans being carried on the back.

    This walk-through is the first one I made using an older style fuel cell fitted to the swim platform of my own Kawasaki Ultra 300X, I have since made others using a newer style tank, and many others here in Australia have since copied the idea (with my permission) to their own skis. Many have had no mechanical knowledge and have found it very simple to replicate.

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    ... I have since made others using a newer style tank...
    Is there a link for the updated configuration?

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    Not that we have.

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    I used to do exactly what they do, except not plumb it in. I would lay a towel against the hull and strap a 6 gal gas jug on the back and go ride. When I was getting low I would pull over and dump it in. I was able to strap it using the tie down hooks, tow hook and rear grab handle. Worked like a charm.

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    Oh, and I was riding a 1997 GSX LTD Gray-top. lol.
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    the updated tank is just cosmetic newer looking same shape as pictured the tanks hold approx 50ltrs 13.2gls, however they are rated alot less, allowing for expansion.

    for reference heres a link
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Marine-Ou...item1e99dcee64



    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    ... I have since made others using a newer style tank...
    Is there a link for the updated configuration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    the updated tank is just cosmetic newer looking same shape as pictured the tanks hold approx 50ltrs 13.2gls, however they are rated alot less, allowing for expansion.

    for reference heres a link
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Marine-Outboard-boat-Fuel-tank-uni-fit-45-litre-NEW-/131430411876?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item1e99d cee64
    Thanks.

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    I have the newer shaped tank
    They work very well

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