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hankhallmark
Posted 8/3/2007 11:49 AM (#28023)
Subject: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 7
Location: wrightwood, Ca
I heard that Champion sidecars had installed an auxiliary gas tank in the right side bag of a sidecar rig. Upon checking they stated they no longer install these tanks.

In order for me to maintain/increase my range I an interested in installing an auxiliary tank.

Does anyone have experience with this subject and/or can they recommend a vendor.
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sebjones
Posted 8/3/2007 12:04 PM (#28024 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 71
Location: so. cal
Without getting too crazy with instalations which feed the main tank, and there are a zillion ways to do that, may I suggest ........
have any welder build you a tank to fit whatever space you have available, attach a fuel pump, an on/off switch, a long hose and you are the traveling gas station. It works well on my rig and adds ballast. It also makes you a hero when your buddies run out of gas, to say nothing of the ability to fill up the lawn mower.
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gregbenner
Posted 8/3/2007 12:46 PM (#28027 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 370
Location: Glendale, Wrightwood in Socal; Jackonville, Fla
Hey Hank, I notice you live in Wrightwood? We have a weekend place there, go every week when in town (actually I ride up often during the week, love riding Angeles Crest). Perhaps we could hook up?

I have an auxiliary tank on my GoldWing, as well as an Auxilliary can on my Suzuki/Ural rig. Could show you both. I am in Canada as i type this, on out way to ALaska. Will be home in 3 weeks or so.

my direct e mail is gregkbenner@yahoo.com

greg
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Loo4two
Posted 8/3/2007 10:21 PM (#28042 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 67
Location: Coos Bay,Or 97420
Hi Hank, Google Tour tank. It's worked well for me for 3 years now.

David
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SCT100
Posted 8/3/2007 11:08 PM (#28046 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 117
Location: In the rust belt somewhere
I'd be more inclined if I were installing an auxilliary tank to get a fuel cell. Summit Racing has all sizes and shapes and you can get a cell with anti-slosh baffles in a variety of filler cap configurations. They even have demand pumps and AN fitted stainless fuel lines and fuel line QD fittings. Gasoline, especially warm gasoline is extremely volitale. Caution must be excercised or you might turn into a flaming projectile.

Edited by SCT100 8/3/2007 11:09 PM
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Shadow1100T
Posted 8/4/2007 12:56 AM (#28048 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 619
Location: Leavenworth Washington
I have a tank mounted beside the sidecar, interesting that "Tour Tank" when googled takes you to the seller I got mine from:
http://www.coyote-gear.com they do very nice work, it takes a bit of work to mount it like I did but it's well worth it IMHO, if you need more info contact me off forum.
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SidehackRalf
Posted 8/6/2007 1:33 PM (#28193 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 128
Location: Libby, Montana
Hank, I don't know what kind of bike you have but I am very happy with the Samson tank I found on line. It fits on the passenger seat and is shaped so as to allow the rear trunk lid to open as usual on a 1500 Gold Wing. It is gravity fed to the top of the main tank which is under the seat and is easy to install. It has a back rest pad which is comfortable and quick disconnect couplings to remove it in a couple minutes. Give me a e-mail if you need more info.
Ralph
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SideCar
Posted 9/4/2008 11:03 PM (#38554 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 146
Location: Colleyville, TX
Tourtank mounted on the luggage rack allows me a gravity feed 2 gallons.
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hankhallmark
Posted 9/4/2008 11:39 PM (#38556 - in reply to #38554)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 7
Location: wrightwood, Ca
thanks for all the input!

I'm sure I can figure out what to do with all the suggestions and information.

Thanks to you all/

Ride safe!

Hank
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rickeyashley9187
Posted 2/7/2009 10:53 PM (#41744 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 19
Location: San Antonio, Texas
I use a 3 gal. Tour Tank mounted in the trunk of my Yamaha Venture. I would not travel anywhere with out it. It gives me about an another 80 to 90 miles on my gas hog. I have a Champion Escort sidecar. I may have lost my trunk space on my full dress ride, but the trunk on the sidecar more than makes up for it.
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Tomcat101147
Posted 2/8/2009 12:45 AM (#41747 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 139
Location: Dallas Texas
I use a 4 gallon Tour Tank mounted on a fender rack in place of the Pillion seat. It's plumbed into the fuel line with the valve just behind the seat by my left hand. With the 4 gallon auxiliary and the 4.5 gallon main I can get about 300 miles on the highways, slightly less in town.

The TT has internal baffles to prevent and control slosh and is easy to mount. It also comes in a variety of capacities from 1 to 6 gallons. Options are available make it easily detachable if so desired.



Edited by Tomcat101147 2/8/2009 1:26 AM
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hankhallmark
Posted 2/8/2009 12:53 AM (#41748 - in reply to #41744)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 7
Location: wrightwood, Ca
Thank you for the continuing update.

"I use a 3 gal. Tour Tank mounted in the trunk of my Yamaha Venture. I would not travel anywhere with out it. It gives me about an another 80 to 90 miles on my gas hog. I have a Champion Escort sidecar. I may have lost my trunk space on my full dress ride, but the trunk on the sidecar more than makes up for it."

This style sounds interesting.

Is this tank mounted in the tour pak or the side bag?

Hank

Edited by hankhallmark 2/8/2009 12:57 AM
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hankhallmark
Posted 2/8/2009 1:00 AM (#41749 - in reply to #41747)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 7
Location: wrightwood, Ca
Originally written by Tomcat101147 on 2/8/2009 12:45 AM

I use a 4 gallon Tour Tank mounted on a fender rack in place of the Pillion seat. It's plumbed into the fuel line with the valve just behind the seat by my left hand. With the 4 gallon auxiliary and the 4.5 gallon main I can get about 300 miles on the highways, slightly less in town.

The TT has internal baffles to prevent and control slosh and is easy to mount. It also comes in a variety of capacities from 1 to 6 gallons. Options are available make it easily detachable if so desired.


This is an interesting approach but can it be custom-made to fit in a hard sidebag?

Who is the manufacturor?

Thanks

Hank
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Tomcat101147
Posted 2/8/2009 1:24 AM (#41750 - in reply to #41749)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 139
Location: Dallas Texas
Originally written by hankhallmark on 2/8/2009 12:00 AM

Originally written by Tomcat101147 on 2/8/2009 12:45 AM

I use a 4 gallon Tour Tank mounted on a fender rack in place of the Pillion seat. It's plumbed into the fuel line with the valve just behind the seat by my left hand. With the 4 gallon auxiliary and the 4.5 gallon main I can get about 300 miles on the highways, slightly less in town.

The TT has internal baffles to prevent and control slosh and is easy to mount. It also comes in a variety of capacities from 1 to 6 gallons. Options are available make it easily detachable if so desired.


This is an interesting approach but can it be custom-made to fit in a hard sidebag?

Who is the manufacturor?

Thanks

Hank


Tour Tank is actually the maker. Their site is listed as Tour Tank. The tanks are all cylindrical to the best of my knowledge.
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4 gallon tour tank
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rickeyashley9187
Posted 2/9/2009 7:19 PM (#41784 - in reply to #41748)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 19
Location: San Antonio, Texas
My tank in mounted in the tour pax behind the passenger and is gravity fed to a split from my main tank. If I park on a up hill or down hill slope and the petcock on my main tank is in the on position, fule can drain from one tank to the other. On any long ride my Main tank is in the off position, I can travel between 80 to 90 miles before I switch to my main.
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hankhallmark
Posted 2/9/2009 7:51 PM (#41786 - in reply to #41784)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig


Posts: 7
Location: wrightwood, Ca
Thanks for the information.

Does it take up the entire tour pak?

hank
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rickeyashley9187
Posted 2/10/2009 9:37 PM (#41820 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 19
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Yes, but their is a little room around the tank and I leave the space unabstructed. If the tank is mounted below main tank level you will need a fule pump if you have carbs. Its not a bad arrangement. It works for me.
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Peter Pan
Posted 2/10/2009 9:41 PM (#41821 - in reply to #28023)
Subject: RE: auxiliary gas tank for sidecar rig



Posts: 1885
Location: San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica
The nicest auxilliary tank I have seen was in between the sidecar frame filling up all the space below the boat. Equiped with an ordenary car gasoline pump the rider not even had to flip a valve for refill on the ride.
Sven Peter
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