Guys, i found larger fuel tanks for rack-mounts!

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5-7HEAVEN

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:cool:what many of you have been looking for:

http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.885035/n.1/it.A/id.2584/.f

actually it's 1.5liters, or 50.88oz. grey plastic, 2 12" tubes, side-mounted w/3 bolts. bolts and cap extra. fab yer own L-bracket.

$29.00, or get the $23.00 model w/single 12" tube and plumb this tank into your existing tank for longer range.

StarrMann, then ya don't have to stick your back wheel up the tree.

BTW, there's a new tank on ebay right now. search under "goped tank".

Myron
 
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Myron

I talked to Dennis at GEBE yesterday, he said Tanaka also has a 1.5 liter "somewhere" on their complicated website.

I haven't time to look, if you are barricaded in for the Hurricane, maybe you (or somebody with hi-speed) could peruse Tanaka's site?

If they are available, I could order quite a few for myself, pass along any break to MB.commers interested in one.
 
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what many of you have been looking for:

http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product1661.html

actually it's 1.5liters, or 50.88oz. grey plastic, 2 12" tubes, side-mounted w/3 bolts. bolts and cap extra. fab yer own L-bracket.

BTW, there's a new tank on ebay right now. search under "goped tank".

Myron
Errr... for us non-mechanical types...

1. Do you mean, remove (somehow) the R/S gas tank and replace it with the tank you mention, mounted on the frame of the bike? Or would this tank allow you to use both it and the R/S tank? How do you splice the 2 GEBE fuel lines to the fuel lines on the new tank?

2. I had an accident a few years ago and I am not very ... bendable. Hence I am GEBE-ifying a chick (or step-through) frame. The line in red shows the route that the fuel lines would have to take on this bike. Would that work, or does a mod like the one you mention require more gravity pressure, or a vacuum, or ...

-Sam
 

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:cool:Crazy, that's the same tank i found, but yours is listed at $40.90.
sam, i'm not sure if any bike engine will suck fuel that far below the carb.
i find stuff that people want/need, and share that information. it's up to those needy people to DIY/rig/fabricate/McGuyver. i want this tank for my new project, and i know where to place it. if i have to pay $8.50 for a cap(my price), or use one i have laying around, so be it.
Dave Staton replaces many of his friction drive engines' tanks with a 96oz unit. this 1.5L tank can easily be mounted where that big tank resides.
here are some pix off of STATON'S website, regarding the 96oz tank on R/S friction drive installations:

http://www.staton-inc.com/Details.asp?ProductID=3208

http://www.staton-inc.com/Details.asp?ProductID=2738

http://www.staton-inc.com/Details.asp?ProductID=2285

Myron
 
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Thanks larymor. There's some rides I want to take that have have 100+ miles between gas stations. That idea would allow me to make them easily without having to carry a gas can stowed with my food, clothes, and sleeping bag.
 
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:cool:larymor, you'd still have to fill up from the ROBIN tank. but then at least you'd get maybe 16oz fuel into it,plus the aux tank. then you can top off the tank in a day or so to get full capacity.

drat, i ran outa gas on my MITSUBISHI engine yesterday, after riding to work two days. i was a mile from home, so my daughter brought my gas(mix).

so i bought this today for $12.51: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270154088198&ssPageName-STRK:MEWA:IT&1h=017
retail value is $45.95 with the billet cap. i might ask the seller to exchange his $19 billet cap for a stock $8.50 gas cap, straight up.

another ebay seller has 94 new tanks for sale. BUY IT NOW price is $26.95, but no gas cap or mounting bolts.

here are other listings for daves motors, with cap and mounting hardware:
http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product221.html

http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product110.html
 
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Fuel tank dilemma

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Willies post on GEBE'S website is a little confusing...first he says he DOES'NT have to pour fuel into the stock tank..then he says the AUXILARY tank stays full till the stock tank emptys?? So me thinks if the second part is true then you would still have to fill the stock tank...doesn't make sense to me. I want to use something tried and true. No way to reach Willie of course so....??

Wille from California:

Using my engine as often as I do, I realized that I needed more fuel. In fact, the Subaru Robin's tank was designed poorly! It can only be filled halfway. So, I started tinkering with the fuel intake and return lines. I noticed that motor pulls fuel up against gravity. So I went to REI and bought a red MSR fuel tank like the ones that other people have in their reviews. At a small engine repair shop I bought a few feet of fuel line and stared messing around.

After it was all said and done, I figured out a way to have the two tanks run simultaneously. I don't have to pour fuel into the stock tank, or flip a switch to access the auxiliary tank, it just runs on the natural pressure from the engine.

I ran a deep line into the auxiliary tank that led to the engine's intake line. Then I ran a second, shallow, line from the aux tank deep into the stock tank. From the stock tank I ran a shallow line back to the engine's return line. If the auxiliary tank is air tight, it should drawl the fuel out of the stock tank. Since there is an air intake valve on the stock tank's cap, the engine will drain the aux tank forming a vacuum which pulls the fuel out of the stock tank. This will keep the aux tank full until the stock tank empties. Then the aux tank will drain as well.
 
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I agree that it is a little confusing. My take on the situation is that when he refuels, he would first fill the auxilary tank, cap it, then fill the engine mounted tank. I have tha large additional tank from Staton, and at present just use the little tank as an auxillary. I have the fuel lines runing independently, and just hook up whichever tank I want to use. After seeing Willie's setup, I think I'll get an airtight cap for the small tank and rerout my lines. Should be able to run the fuel through both tanks. This still doesn't give me quite the range I want, I'll need to get another large tank for that. But I think it shows the way.
 

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