Motorcycling effortlessly combines feeling of freedom with the thrill of power and adventure. However, for those who own a bike with smaller storage at gas tank, preventative maintenance is still essential to ensure your motorcycle’s engine runs and functions each time you head out on your road trip.
What is a Motorcycle Gas Tank
The difficult choice to make when you decide to buy a motorcycle is choosing whether the gas tank needs to be removed. With all the risks of tapping into the fuel line and being on fire, it’s risky. The best approach is having it removed from the car off site by professionals who know how to dismantle tanks so that it can be sent in for new parts or removed as whole if needed.
How To Remove Gas Tank
Gas tanks can be removed from motorcycle tanks and many riders are doing it to improve the performance. Gas tanks often become scratched, cracked, or dented during braking. Removing these gas tanks also improves your vehicle’s aerodynamics. The downside to this is that if you have a low-performance bike that was originally designed with a tank, then the performance of your bike might move in the direction of lower power output and poorer fuel economy
What To Do If You Can’t Remove The Gas Tank
You might have to remove the gas tank if you have any mechanical or physical problems with your bike. You can either pour fuel into the carburetor while you’re trying to loosen it, or you can use a siphon hose that’s placed over the carburetor. Firstly, try pouring fuel in the carb while unscrewing it. If the siphon works, then move on to that next. Place a hose over the carburetor and have someone slowly pump out of the hose until fuel is coming out of where the hose connects to. Stop pumping whenever air starts entering the hose through one of the vent slots. Now slowly insert a screwdriver into one of these vent slots and turn it clockwise a quarter-turn to help push more fuel into each slot. As you do this, make sure to be careful not to break any hoses or create sparks from electrical components near them.”
Safety Tips After Removing The Gas Tank
Roughly 5 seconds after you disconnect the fuel pump you should shut off the engine.
Avoid touching the exposed and hot valves!
Consider wearing protective gloves such as leather work gloves or steel toed safety boots for protection against burns
Plan ahead by finding a suitable spot where gasoline will not run down your body or into your eyes
Accessories that help in a gas spill are disposable oven mitts designed to keep your hands clean and safe
To be safer on a motorcycle, one should avoid having gas regulators leak and make sure that their petrol tank is securely fastened with an inner fender brace. To properly remove the tank from the bike, make sure to use a dish-washing top tray as a makeshift drill stand