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 Post subject: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:05 am 
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I've been doing searches on PC800 with aux tanks but I'm coming up dry (pun intended....). Has anyone fitted an aux tank to the PC800? Surely someone, somewhere has.

Looking on Tourtank and they are relatively inexpensive but there's other options out there. I think I need to add around 4 US gals which would give me a total range of 350 miles or so. I commute 300+ miles per week to work and I'm currently visiting a gas station 2 or 3 times a week. Extra fuel means 1 stop a week.

Ideally I'd like to gravity feed into the old tank so when the gauge reads empty I'd open the valve and let the aux tank refill the OEM one.

Any info greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:52 am 
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(Realizing you started this thread a month ago.........)

I found a bunch of posts on the ipcrc site about aux tanks but never actually found any pics or completed projects.
Its an extremely painful site to navigate (I swore I'd never go there again....) but I bet there is someone there who has done this.

If nothing else there are posts explaining how to fix the fuel gauge to allow you to squeeze more out between fill-ups.

Many riders are concerned with the safety of such a venture. But I'm sure its possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:15 pm 
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a one gallon gas can in the trunk works well... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:00 pm 
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It will probably be a winter project for me but I plan to do this with mine. On the yahoo groups there is a guy who cut up a sport bike gas tank and replaced the "false gas tank" on the pc800 with it. It fed into the original tank. I don't remember how he kept the connection between the two from leaking.
I plan to use a spun aluminum tank and will use a normally closed solenoid valve so it doesn't overflow the original tank. I'll put a toggle switch or button somewhere near the handlebars to open the valve so I can do it safely while riding.
I have the luggage rack from the Ukraine I thought of putting an aux tank on the lower portion of that but I don't think the rack is sturdy enough, not to mention it could potentially be a very bad day if rear-ended.
I'll post here when I finally get around to it. Right now I have much work to do to even get it road worthy.


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Seems it would be easier to keep a 1.5-2 gallon container in either side of the trunk. Cheaper, easier and something you can implement now.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:14 pm 
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I have thought the same - some better-than-plastic half or 1 gal tank secured in the trunk -- just to extend the range...and for those "OOPS" moments when you realize it's 19 miles to the next exit.


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:31 am 
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I've done it once - looked down and thought "Oh Crap - Am I gonna make it?" Turned out I think I had plenty O fuel but it was not fun wondering......

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:43 pm 
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I always reset my trip meter when I refuel. ...start looking for a gas station at 180 miles. ...have about 20 miles reserve from that point.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:23 pm 
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You're getting better milage than I am. I start looking at 135 and have about 20 left.


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Fuel (Aux Fuel Tank)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:44 pm 
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I average right at 50 mpg.

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