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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Tank Draining 101

Ola All,

Been a while since i posted, Hella Busy >-< Just a quick Question I'm relocating interstate with work and I'm gonna have my 'V' transported up there.

1/ Is there any trick to draining the tank ..ie Where do you do it from?

2/ Will it affect the Fuel injection system if i somehow get some air down in
there before i get a chance to fill it up again.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 12:56 AM
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Best is to siphon it out and not use the fuel pump for draining or ride it to low level and that should be OK for transportation.

No dont worry on air trap/air lock in EFI system as its a positive system and will drain air out without any problem.

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Good siphon trick to avoid a mouthful of gas:
  1. Place receptacle lower than tank.
  2. Insert fuel hose into receptacle then into tank, 3/8 clear works good.
  3. Use your hand to form a seal around the top of the tank.
  4. Blow-
This creates a higher pressure in the tank, causing the fuel to flow.

Learned that from a twelve year old kid up at the old mission out of Loreto.
Good luck with your move.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 09:42 PM
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I have transported bikes all over and never drained a tank once...Could be the shipper you are using requires it, in that case above posts are excellent...Good luck on the move...

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