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Has anyone put a bulkhead fitting on the tank

Has anyone put a bulkhead fitting on the tank bottom for a fuel cell?

If not, do you know if there is room for putting a hole through the fuel pump plate for one or if you would have to go through the tank bottom? Know of any alternatives like using another line that returns to the tank?

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you could probably use one of the tank vents on a california tank if you were crafty with a mini tubing cutter....
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Thanks for the info.

I was just looking at the fuel pump parts diagram (49040). It looks like there isn't room on the mounting plate to add a bulkhead fitting.

Then, I looked at the fuel tank parts diagram. I noticed the fuel gauge (52005) has a square mounting plate. I wonder 1> if a bulkhead fitting could be put on that, and 2>what is the clearance outside the tank near it for the outlet.

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what is a bulkhead fitting?


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You've got my interest up, Fuel cell ? Are you talking something like an auxiliary tank for extra gas ? My buddy has a KLR that holds 6 gal, so I'm trying to figure out how to carry extra on mine so that I'm not the one holding up the show. [The only fuel cells I'm familiar with are the ones in race cars that are the main fuel tanks and are filled with foam.... That & the Hydrogen type]..... There's a nipple on the bottom of my versys tank, but it's connected to an internal line that goes up by the filler neck, so that wouldn't work...My 650r tank [CA model] has three nipples, but it's full of gas, so I can't check how those go through.... I've had past experiences with radiator shops that do fuel tank repair, they should be able to add a bulkhead fitting..[they would probably silver solder it on].... I think I would try the one in the sender plate first though...... Good luck

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what is a bulkhead fitting?
A fitting for a fuel hose from an external tank.

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Way cool, can't wait for the pics........ The 650r has some rear fairings under the seat that I was hoping to duplicate with aluminum [skiils permitting] Not sure quite how much gas they would hold though.
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Hi you learn something new everyday,didn,t know anything like that existed.
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any more info on this. I am looking at a versys but need to make sure that I can get a fuel cell on it. I like alot of gas. I even have one on my klr. for the gl I have pluged into the fuel return line. It worked out great. Is this possible on the versys



edit: here is some interesting info I found http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/...776.0/all.html

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It might end up looking something like this


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thanks for the link I signed in and hope to find out details
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thanks for the link I signed in and hope to find out details
Check out the IBA for tips also. I can get you the link tonight if need be.
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the link I post has alot of info on it as well. I have read the IBA stuff. I am hope to find out that he didn't have to use a bulk head fitting
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You have probably seen THESE. But just in case. Nice underside pics from JDROCKS

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