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It ain't a tank unless it holds gas! It's a shelter, false tank, etc.. Fit's '80 to '83.

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Sorry, one of my pet peeves. On my old KZ1100, I enjoyed the real tank up there. Once I ran out of gas, and I just unsnapped the tank off the bike, disconnect the two fuel lines and carried the tank to a gas station.

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Silicon Sam wrote:
Sorry, one of my pet peeves. On my old KZ1100, I enjoyed the real tank up there. Once I ran out of gas, and I just unsnapped the tank off the bike, disconnect the two fuel lines and carried the tank to a gas station.

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Wow, now THAT would be cool. Well, it would NOT be cool to run out of gas, but would definitely be cool to have that option. Of course, with our tanks buried mid-frame, there's no really fast way to do anything. :)

Of course....a handy sort of fellow with an extra beer tap and some silicone could convert a saddlebag... :)

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Silicon Sam wrote:
Sorry, one of my pet peeves. On my old KZ1100, I enjoyed the real tank up there. Once I ran out of gas, and I just unsnapped the tank off the bike, disconnect the two fuel lines and carried the tank to a gas station.

Raymond
Handy, but the tank on the Wing is what makes it handle much better at low speedsthan the BMW with a similar engine setup, having that 39 (including tank) mounted that low pays off.
 

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Yeah, not cool to run out of gas. What happens is you are on the main tank, you sputter, hit the reserve lever and go find a station. Fill up, and the next time it sputters, you are OUT cause you forgot to flip the petcock back to ON when you filled up, it's still on RES. Been there, done that.

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Silicon Sam wrote:
Yeah, not cool to run out of gas. What happens is you are on the main tank, you sputter, hit the reserve lever and go find a station. Fill up, and the next time it sputters, you are OUT cause you forgot to flip the petcock back to ON when you filled up, it's still on RES. Been there, done that.

Raymond
Yep, me too, but only the once, 2miles pushing at 3am taught me a lesson!
 

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Silicon Sam wrote:
Yeah, not cool to run out of gas. What happens is you are on the main tank, you sputter, hit the reserve lever and go find a station. Fill up, and the next time it sputters, you are OUT cause you forgot to flip the petcock back to ON when you filled up, it's still on RES. Been there, done that.

Raymond
On my GSXR it had three positions: "P", "R" and something else I don't remember, that I assumed was "Primary" "Reserve" and "Off". Turned out it had an electric fuel pump, and that there WAS no "Off", and "P" in fact meant "Prime" as in "prime the carbs and fill the float bowls after it's been sitting all winter" - and it drew from the reserve portion of the tank. So I ran it around in "P" thinking it was "Primary", andwhen it sputtered and died, I flipped it to "R" for "Reserve" - but it didn't start, because I had already drained the whole tank, including the reserve.

Helps to have a manual for these old bikes once in a while. :)
 
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