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    Fuel siphon kit

    Wondering if any one knows of a good fuel siphon kit, I ride with alot of guys who ride harleys and seems like we always stoping for Gas, always worried they might run out of guess figured I would have a kit along so if I have to I can share if I need to.
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    Rather than siphon, why not just carry a spare can, or tank. The GSs have a real nice box tank that fits on the rear rack. And there are some carry type tanks.
    It's a little dangerous with gas, and there are additives today that are, well, you don't want them on your hands, paint, clothes, etc.
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    They have cheap plastic bulb/siphon kits at the local auto parts store for a few bucks. A that price they're disposable if you don't want to re-pack a stinky used siphon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _RockZ_ View Post
    Wondering if any one knows of a good fuel siphon kit, I ride with alot of guys who ride harleys and seems like we always stoping for Gas, always worried they might run out of guess figured I would have a kit along so if I have to I can share if I need to.
    Ah those Harley riders. Reminds me of the time I came across one on the side of the road, yep out of gas. Was on a tour and I had Luftmeister auxiliary tanks on my RS. Had one filled with regular & the other with lead free high test, this was in a pre mandatory lead free era. I used the high test for my camping equipment. Anyway, I stop to give this guy a hand and you should have seen his face when I asked if he wanted regular or high test. Truly a Kodak moment.
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    That's good comedy there. But I cannot imagine the look on the face. I would think it would be disbelief? Carrying two types of gas?
    I was given a free gallon out on Caliente Bodfish last year. Just to be on the safe side.
    But I usually plan ahead.
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    I never plan on running out of fuel but I do carry this:
    http://www.aerostich.com/e-fill-siphon.html

    I carry it for others who may run out of fuel.
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    Harbor Freight has a hose/bulb type siphon - cheap and easy to pack.
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    The tank on your bmw will be higher than the tank on the Harley. So a roll of aquarium tube for $1.50 would be good enough to siphon some out for an unlucky rider, long enough to start by mouth and never even get a fume. Dispose when done. Packs small.

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    The following fix is $2.99 at most auto stores. Fits well under the seat. As a former paramedic I would recommend avoiding the tube siphon technique. Accidental aspiration of fuel can lead to serious lung problems like aspiration pneumonia. Seen it happen and it is not a pretty site. The $2.99 fix is cheap insurance and as mentioned earlier can be recycled after one use to avoid the smell.

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