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I don't know much of anything about fluid dynamics, but I think that might work. Just don't get stuck facing downhill with the aux tank open and both tanks full...
LOL, the current plan is to start off with the connecting valve closed for that reason and open when I see the low fuel light or it sputters. Also am considering the fuel level indicator.

I brought the bike home and plan to ride to a dinner ride tonight. Problem is I ran out of time and could not swap out seats and put my Mustang on because I already had it off the lift and could not get my hand between the fender and rear wheel to move the mounting screw to the forward position. As a result, I am using the Sundowner seat that came with the bike and it is horrible. It forces me to slide forward on the seat especially when braking. Also realized the bars are a littler more upright than I am used to on the other sporty (or they are not the same bars ...). But that is what test rides are for
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Maybe something like this could work for your aux fuel tank. Could put it on both bikes so you should be able to to switch the aux tank back and forth easily.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/g...waAv-zEALw_wcB
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Maybe something like this could work for your aux fuel tank. Could put it on both bikes so you should be able to to switch the aux tank back and forth easily.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/g...waAv-zEALw_wcB
Moving to quick disconnects is something I am thinking about. Truth is, I was only removing the tank once or twice a year. While the barbed fittings are a pain and tough to get off sometimes I only do so at home and cannot think of a need to remove the tank on the road unless I need to pull the rear fender. And a proper sized bolt and hose clamp seal the fuel lines up pretty good My concern is if I mess up the o-ring when making a switch or if someone decides to play with it. Many riders have those connectors and I am not aware of anyone having an issue, although the 2nd place finisher from the 2017 IBR did have a fuel connector go bad during the rally and he lost several hours at a dealership, not to mention the raw gas fumes he was inhaling. Not sure if that was a stock BMW connector or for his aux tank.

Of course, I may now need another 4.5 gallon fuel tank as I am not sure I want to leave a fuel line on the yellow bike and only use it once in a while as it is a backup bike
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Maybe something like these would work?

https://shop.spunaluminumgastanks.com/main.sc

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Gee, if only you had an extra one laying around...
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https://shop.spunaluminumgastanks.com/main.sc

Found this site while looking for extra gas options, if I can ever get a Forty-eight.
When I got the 48 the tank was the first to go, other than the shocks and fork dampeners.
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Gee, if only you had an extra one laying around...
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Thanks for the link, I hadn't seen them before.

I have a tank on my 2006 Sporty. I don't need one on each bike, the thought is if I need the 2007 Sporty for a long distance ride I'd simply move the tank over. The question is how to plumb it in since the2006 is carbureted and the 2007 is fuel injected.
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Ordered a new Mustang seat with a backrest for the bike since my current one won't fit it. Put the stock seat back on it for now which makes the bike ride able as compared to what it was like with the Sundowner, but still not really that comfortable for me

Also made some inquiries into getting a new 4.5 gallon tank painted as the 3.3 gallon tank is a bit too small for my comfort

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