Originally Posted by RMW
Under the tour pack? Sorry, not sure I know what you mean but it sounds interesting. Could you elaborate a bit?
I spoke of this sometime back here, I want to put one under my tour pack, i figured the dimensions out and it will raise the tour pack about 4.5 inches to give it just under 5gl capacity, keeping the max fuel capacity at IBR regulations, then you will not have to loose your back seat and or put a tail dragger on, lessening the change of BOOM in a rear ender or having to remove a tail dragger for rear tire repair or changes, it will be baffled to keep from having it slosh, also they usually are either full or empty so sloshing should not be much of a problem at all anyhow.
Plus it can be gravity feed to the main tank so no pump will be required, I am also looking into venting it to the bikes OEM venting system to use the charcoal canister, I know some folks remove them, but the one thing I do not miss having bikes with the canister is the garage smelling of gasoline with so many bike in there all the time, we currently have four bikes with canisters in my garage now and there is no gas smell like i had with 5 hd's in the garage.
if you want to play with a spread sheet I made for the tank sizes go here www.bikershut.net
its on the #left# bottom of the site in a MS excel spreadsheet, I put in the IBR size limit for two wheeled bikes (hacks and trikes are larger)
you can put the bikes OEM capacity in it it will then show you the max capacity tank you can have so you do not exceed the IBR rules, ok Keep inmind they count the amount of fuel in your lines to the main tank so cut it short however much line you use , anyhow you can see how many CI your tank needs to be, then you can oput in different sizes to see how much volume your tank will be
or something like that\
Shoot i guess i should have added we will do a pattern so it will be easier for him to make more, mine will be a test one for a short time to see if and or work out any issues,
then we will more than likely make one or two more and see if they sell.
This fellow has been a good friend of mine for a long long time and is a heck of a welder specializing in aluminums, he has more years welding than most anyone I know of