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cheesy
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Fuel Tank?

Post by cheesy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:05 pm

One question for those with wisdom I seek. Vented or not?
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

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pietenpol2002
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Re: Fuel Tank?

Post by pietenpol2002 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:31 am

You can vent the tank or the cap. But, it's gotta happen somewhere. And while we're on the subject, what's you plan for the return line to the tank from the pump? Always interesting to see how that's approached.
Ron
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cheesy
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Re: Fuel Tank?

Post by cheesy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:42 am

Haven’t got a firm placement yet on the return. Nice thing about the Kawasaki KLX tank is that its thick walls allow for some wiggle room in picking a location.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

cheesy
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Re: Fuel Tank?

Post by cheesy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:50 am

Sometimes you just get lucky. I’ve been looking all over for a gas cap that fits the booger colored tank. The guaranteed fit was Kawasaki KX, used or NOS. NOS was :shock: and used was impossible to find. As far as fleabay, Amazon, AliExpress and Wish were concerned, either too large or to small.
So, I was wandering the lawn and garden parts section of our local Menards and spotted a gas cap that looked like it might fit. I figured I could gamble $4.

Perfect fit and it’s vented.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

cheesy
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Re: Fuel Tank?

Post by cheesy » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:22 pm

So the fuel tank is solidly mounted now. I’m pondering return line placement. Bottom, top, or side?
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The two holes on the side of the tank are threaded M6, so that would provide a place to route a steel line securely with P-clamps. Looks like I have room on the flat front of the tank if I use an elbow.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

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