boat gas tank used as aux fuel tank for bike.

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by motorbike-scubaguy, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. motorbike-scubaguy

    motorbike-scubaguy New Member

    I am thinking about using a boat gas tank, mounted in a pull behind trailer, with quick disconect, inline fuel filter, and fuel valve for an aux tank to use on those looooooooong rides. Any thoughts or ideas?
     

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  2. Anton

    Anton Administrator Staff Member

    Interesting idea. But is there enough suction from bike engines to pull the fuel up from the trailer or would you need a fuel pump?
     
  3. motorbike-scubaguy

    motorbike-scubaguy New Member

    Most fuel lines to boat gas tanks have an inline primer bulb to provide suction of fuel.
     
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Most boat motors aren't 50cc or less. Could use a crank[?] driven fuel pump like some small hondas use.
     
  5. Anton

    Anton Administrator Staff Member

    That's what I was thinking darwin, it would need some kind of fuel pump. It's too high for a small bike engine to draw the fuel. Even if it is primed.
     
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I use statons 96oz tank and if you run it dry you can go 100 miles on it and it mounts easily. I don't see that tank on his site anymore but theres a sweet 64oz tank he sells. Also some of the scooter/goped sites have some sweet choices in gas tanks.
     
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