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Waste of money or good idea

The Versys being a tall bike, I've noticed the effect of sloshing fuel in the tank, particularly sideways sloshing at a stand still. Has anyone tried fuel tank foam? Does it make a difference? Could this interfere with the fuel level float attached to the fuel pump?

Basically it's porous foam you put in a tank or fuel cell to act as a fuel baffle and prevent sloshing. Claims to only reduce fuel capacity by ~3%.

It's $57 on the Sport Bike Track Gear site but $8 for a block you can cut up on Ebay.

Good idea or waste of money?

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=13217

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuel-Cell-Sa...-/390460813795

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The pupose of it is to not have the gas sliding left to right in twisties and changing the center of gravity?
If that is the job I think its a waste personally.

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The foam blocks also hold gasoline in like a sponge, thus reducing your fuel capacity... Fuel sloshing in the Versys has never bothered or concerned me at all anyway.
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+1 with invader. Just don't even notice it anymore!





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Looking at the fuel level pickup I think foam blocks would interfere. As I understand the foam is a type that is completely porous so does not hold the fuel like a sponge.

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Waste of money IMO.
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The pupose of it is to not have the gas sliding left to right in twisties and changing the center of gravity?
If that is the job I think its a waste personally....
IF that is what you want to stop (fuel sloshing side-to-side while riding) - it WON'T work, because cornering a motorcycles is a 'co-ordinated' turn, unlike cages, trikes and sidecar rigs, which corner in 'yaw', thus sloshing fuel side-to-side, which does NOT happen in a 'co-ordinated' turn.

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The Versys being a tall bike, I've noticed the effect of sloshing fuel in the tank, particularly sideways sloshing at a stand still
He never mentioned turns
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I notice this after a fill up too, but it's just a mild annoyance at stops until you're about a gallon down. The extra weight up top from a full tank affects the handling far more than a little bit of sloshing.
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Sloshing?? We are both on the same bike, a V right?

$57 buys a lot of gas.
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Never heard of this! Just learned something.

I only notice the slosh with a full tank and at a full stop. I have never felt the slosh underway.


I'd pass.
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I notice this after a fill up too, but it's just a mild annoyance at stops until you're about a gallon down. The extra weight up top from a full tank affects the handling far more than a little bit of sloshing.
+1. Really

Also I recall reading a magazine test of tank foam. It reduced tank capacity more than the product mfg claimed it would.
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I know and have sensed what you are talking about. Only at stand still, though. Is this "sloshing" really a problem? For whom and when?
Waste of money I'd say....

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Slight sloshing at full tank, yes, but it never bothered me anyway. Pegs scraping all the way yo.

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Nothing to worry about. dont lock such thoughts in your mind and waste your money.
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It helps on a race bike, not worth it on a street bike. We're not going from 150 to 50 in as short a time as possible. It's not as much a side to side issue as it is a back to front weight transfer.
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I've noticed the effect of sloshing fuel in the tank only when is full but not as strong. I do not see necessary.

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