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#61 Joe2Lmaker

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

Joe, was there a "the rest of the story" to this thread? Did the fitting work? I'm onto my own design with this in mind and am on the edge of my seat

I'm happy with it. It hasn't leaked a drop since the install. You値l want to use an auxiliary fuel pump with it. The internal diameter is a bit small for gravity feed.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:13 AM


Joe, was there a "the rest of the story" to this thread? Did the fitting work? I'm onto my own design with this in mind and am on the edge of my seat

I'm happy with it. It hasn't leaked a drop since the install. You値l want to use an auxiliary fuel pump with it. The internal diameter is a bit small for gravity feed.


Great! That was definitely in the plan already.

What about this fitting? If I read it right, you made this yourself and could sell it for $65? Or did I not read that correctly? And IIRC, I definitely need this fitting because the stock one will be off angle enough to interfer with the heat shield.

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I'm in, $65 seems a little spendy but I guess it's a one off so that's OK And did anybody ever verify the fuel tank/pump from the Triumph is the same as the FJR? I think I can get a better deal on used stuff from our Triumph dealer.

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#63 Joe2Lmaker

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:12 AM



Joe, was there a "the rest of the story" to this thread? Did the fitting work? I'm onto my own design with this in mind and am on the edge of my seat

I'm happy with it. It hasn't leaked a drop since the install. You値l want to use an auxiliary fuel pump with it. The internal diameter is a bit small for gravity feed.


Great! That was definitely in the plan already.

What about this fitting? If I read it right, you made this yourself and could sell it for $65? Or did I not read that correctly? And IIRC, I definitely need this fitting because the stock one will be off angle enough to interfer with the heat shield.

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I'm in, $65 seems a little spendy but I guess it's a one off so that's OK And did anybody ever verify the fuel tank/pump from the Triumph is the same as the FJR? I think I can get a better deal on used stuff from our Triumph dealer.

Excellent!

Yes, it is spendy. I totally agree, until you consider the hours I have into figuring it out and producing it. From that perspective... it's a bargain and you absolutely will not be able get one of similar quality for this low price.

Do you need a GenI fuel pump flange? Is that why you are asking about the Triumph dealer? RadioHowie sent me his old GenI fuel pump flange and that will be included with the fitting. You could probably re-use the "O" ring. That's what I did, but it wouldn't hurt to order a replacement. In fact, I should go take another look at that flange/fitting.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:15 AM

Excellent!

Yes, it is spendy. I totally agree, until you consider the hours I have into figuring it out and producing it. From that perspective... it's a bargain and you absolutely will not be able get one of similar quality for this low price.

Do you need a GenI fuel pump flange? Is that why you are asking about the Triumph dealer? RadioHowie sent me his old GenI fuel pump flange and that will be included with the fitting. You could probably re-use the "O" ring. That's what I did, but it wouldn't hurt to order a replacement. In fact, I should go take another look at that flange/fitting.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Has anyone fitting an auxiliary tank on a US MK1 considered using a Euro Mk1 tank in the process, they already have a return tube welded into the tank as standard. The Euro Mk1 tank will bolt straight onto US MK 1 and accept the US MK1 fuel pump so you have a ready made bulkhead fitting. May cost too much to import and the colour won't match but just a thought from here in UK.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Has anyone fitting an auxiliary tank on a US MK1 considered using a Euro Mk1 tank in the process, they already have a return tube welded into the tank as standard. The Euro Mk1 tank will bolt straight onto US MK 1 and accept the US MK1 fuel pump so you have a ready made bulkhead fitting. May cost too much to import and the colour won't match but just a thought from here in UK.

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Ding ding ding ding!!! I think we may have a winner.

Or at least another option. I have lots of friends in the U.K. that come over here for business so the expense may be manageable. That tube is for the fuel return, correct?

MKI=GenI ???

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Yes the tube is the fuel return pipe. The Euro Gen 1 (Mk1 2001 and 2002) returns the fuel through that pipe and not through the pump housing. The Euro Gen 2 (Mk 2 2003 and 2004) changed the design so that the fuel return was though the fuel pump housing like the US Gen 1 (Mk 1) bikes.
To confuse things slightly the last of the Euro Gen 2s (2005 bikes) changed the fuel injection system and didn't have a return feed to the tank.
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