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PostSubject: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 12:17 pm

Unlike other motorcycles where their gas tank is higher from the ground, Silverwing's gas tank is located pretty close to the ground, so how do you drain the fuel from the gas tank this way? Siphon? Pump? dismount tank and drain it?

No, I cannot run my bike to empty because it won't start (broken fuel pump).

Thanks,
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 4:26 pm

It the same as any other bike, let gravity do its thing.
Syphon tube in the tank, loop the tube down to the ground level and take the open end up above the tank level. Now have a good suck on the open end till the fuel is up to tank level, but you really, really don't want a mouthful.
Finger over the open end until its in a container below the level of the tank.
It might help if the bike can be parked higher than the container.
If you do have a mouthful of gas now is a good time to give up the fags. DO NOT have a smoke 🙂
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 5:15 pm

steve_h80 wrote:

If you do have a mouthful of gas now is a good time to give up the fags.

Steve,
Don't forget 'fags' can have a completely different meaning the other side of the pond! Embarassed Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 5:37 pm

I wouldn't advise anyone to suck on a tube to drain carcinogenic gas/petrol out of a fuel tank. You can buy oil suction pumps that are like a big syringe complete with 12” of plastic tubing for a few quid/dollars. They'll suck up half a litre of fuel at a time.

They have other uses too, I can fully treat a tyre with the correct amount of puncture sealant in a couple of minutes with mine
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 5:42 pm

I've got one of these - it's brilliant:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wadoy-Jiggle-Syphon-Priming-Gasoline/dp/B07DVDHYKQ/ref=sr_1_23?adgrpid=58904510371&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxJqHBhC4ARIsAChq4ataZtPKFksaT9wrjhNdBFPzkys39FB_VjFuNyoJV1-BmHJsAdR-XecaApTXEALw_wcB&hvadid=259064555221&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006688&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=2943110276301208467&hvtargid=kwd-294567051107&hydadcr=28146_1724745&keywords=syphon+tube&qid=1625780468&sr=8-23
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 5:48 pm

MikeO wrote:
I've got one of these - it's brilliant:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wadoy-Jiggle-Syphon-Priming-Gasoline/dp/B07DVDHYKQ/ref=sr_1_23?adgrpid=58904510371&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxJqHBhC4ARIsAChq4ataZtPKFksaT9wrjhNdBFPzkys39FB_VjFuNyoJV1-BmHJsAdR-XecaApTXEALw_wcB&hvadid=259064555221&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006688&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=2943110276301208467&hvtargid=kwd-294567051107&hydadcr=28146_1724745&keywords=syphon+tube&qid=1625780468&sr=8-23

Thank you. Harbor Freight has it too.

My concern is whether the copper piece and tube will fit into Honda Silverwing gas tank mouth and go all the way to the bottom?
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PostSubject: Re: How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?)   How do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2021 9:39 pm

Whatever siphon you use do it outside away from house no sparks please.   I like the squeeze ball type something like this. Harbor FreightHow do you drain fuel from gas tank (siphon?) Pump10
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