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How to remove fuel from tank

What's the best way to remove fuel from the tank apart from riding the bike? I am having the tank painted soon and need to empty the tank.
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What's the best way to remove fuel from the tank apart from riding the bike? I am having the tank painted soon and need to empty the tank.
I don't believe there is a better way than riding it.
If nothing else it's a couple hours of therapy and jelousy inducement.
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Siphon it or take off the tank and dump it.

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I have a fuel removal service...just pay my airfare and I'll empty your tank for "free"

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Considering that THERE ISN'T better way than riding, if you have to dismount the tank, after to do it, I think you can easily empty it from the tap.

Nobody thinks that something is so easy like who is totally unable to do it.

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There is no tap... You could operate the fuel pump to empty the tank, but you should never let the fuel pump run dry. The easiest way would be to run it low, then turn tank upside down to dump out the rest, as noted by weljo2001 (no, don't set it on fire!).
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Thank for the reply's I'd forgotten about those cheap siphon pumps, that should do nicely.
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Some neat items I had never thought of! Thanks!


I empty my snow blower by letting it run till its dry every year. I may invest in one of these. I don't like the mouth full of gas trick.
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I've used those cheap siphons with the plastic bulb. They all end up leaking. Has anyone tried anything that is better, holds up, doesn't leak? The ones in the Amazon links look good, but has anyone actually used those? I'm always on the lookout for a decent siphon! In the meantime, I don nitrile gloves and spread newspaper all over.
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DO NOT USE LIGHTER TO CHECK FUEL LEVEL!

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cheap transfer pump

I used this to drain my tank, and it worked like gangbustahs. Drained the tank in about 30 seconds, no leaks, flexy hose reaches recesses in the tank.

Too big to live on the bike, but fine for the garage.

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A piece of plastic hose. One end in the tank, suck on the other. Siphon the fuel. This is age old technology.
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Here's the Harbor Freight version

http://www.harborfreight.com/fluid-s...ump-93290.html

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A piece of plastic hose. One end in the tank, suck on the other. Siphon the fuel. This is age old technology.
My days of getting a mouth full of fuel are long gone
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