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    Aux Tank - 2006 R1200RT?

    I plan on installing an AUX tank on my 2006 RT and was hoping someone has already installed one on a 2006 RT (or later) or can recommend someone who as expierence in this area.

    After talking with a lot of folks including dealers, there does not seem to be a way to connect an Aux tank to an RT (2006 or later). I have been informed by many dealers that the 06RT uses a pressurized return-line (unlike previous models), so that is not an option.

    Due to my design, I will have a fuel pump and not gravity feed.

    So my question is: Does anyone know how I can connect the Aux tank?

    Thanks
    Mark

    Note: I posted this question in the Oilhead forum by mistake.
    Last edited by deilenberger; 12-23-2012 at 07:55 PM. Reason: added year/model to title

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEngland View Post
    I plan on installing an AUX tank on my 2006 RT and was hoping someone has already installed one on a 2006 RT (or later) or can recommend someone who as expierence in this area.

    After talking with a lot of folks including dealers, there does not seem to be a way to connect an Aux tank to an RT (2006 or later). I have been informed by many dealers that the 06RT uses a pressurized return-line (unlike previous models), so that is not an option.

    Due to my design, I will have a fuel pump and not gravity feed.

    So my question is: Does anyone know how I can connect the Aux tank?

    Thanks
    Mark

    Note: I posted this question in the Oilhead forum by mistake.
    Just find a spot on the inside/underside of the tank - be brave - drill and install a 90 degree bulkhead fitting. On an R1100RS I drilled the fuel pump plate. On my R1150R I drilled the tank itself.

    Then depending on the height of the aux tank you can use either pump feed or gravity feed. The bottom of the aux tank needs to be higher than the fuel pump pickup for gravity feed to work.
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    I know this was started along time ago, but like O P , i`m woundering how some have mounted the fuel cells (with pic`s of course). I did read a really good write up of an RT-P adding a cell where the radio box was. But i would like to add a cell where passenger seat is & still use a big Shad or Givi top box. my bike is a 2010RT

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    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to the forums..

    Please read: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?46055 - you can imagine how this might help with a model specific question like yours in getting eyeballs on the screen to open the topic. I'll add the info to your thread title.

    Thanks much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to the forums..

    Please read: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?46055 - you can imagine how this might help with a model specific question like yours in getting eyeballs on the screen to open the topic. I'll add the info to your thread title.

    Thanks much!
    I all ready read it & figured since I'm not the thread starter , just the resurector , I figured not necessary to put model & year. Sorry !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to the forums..

    Please read: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?46055 - you can imagine how this might help with a model specific question like yours in getting eyeballs on the screen to open the topic. I'll add the info to your thread title.

    Thanks much!
    oops!! just realised you was talking to mark orig poster , but post is from 09 i figured someone on here has run an 05-12, 1200RT in some LD rides




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponch1 View Post
    Yup read it and saved it in my favorites, But was looking at more of a back seat cell , to retain a regular top box. Who knows, i might go his route , as at work we have a fantastic welder & i do deliver to alot of aluminum fab shops.


    Just noticed 3/4 of the pics don`t show up (bummer)

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    Mark, I have an aux tank on my 2009 RT. This is actually my tank with a new luggage system we just put on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBl87828l7w

    The video is done by the designer, Mike Langford. You can contact him at ibpete@gmail.com

    Tell him Nancy sent you. He has tons of photos.

    Since you're in CA, he can do the entire install or just build the tank.
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