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Old May 12th, 2017   #1
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and gained three gallons of fuel but we are not done we still need to run the fuel line, vent line, fuel filter, and petcock
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Now that does look slick. Do you have any concerns about the weight breaking the "rack"?

Do you have any concerns about that weight affecting the high speed stability of the ST?

3 gallons you say? That adds considerable distance to your fuel stops.
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my friend has been running this setup for almost four years with no problems with weight or stability
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The bike would have much more range than my bladder and posterior.
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The bike would have much more range than my bladder and posterior.
Me too. I'd also be concerned about having a whoopsie with the extra fuel around.
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At 6 pounds and some change a gallon plus the tank itself it will be close to, but not over, Honda's weight warning on the rack.
Should not be a problem there.
That grab rail is plastic, stout plastic but plastic, keep a eye on those mounts.
Good mounting kept tight should ward off vibration which will help.
The weight is up high and entirely behind the rear axle, not the best place.
You will really feel the weight at the gas station after filling.
In the event of a tip-over, they seem to seek out those times immediately after you filled up, you will really feel the weight.

How are you going to plum it?
It would be nice to figure out a way that it gets used up first getting rid of it's weight in the first 150 miles or so.
It is the tank under the seat that that moves the fuel, the top tank only feeds the bottom tank.


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I was wondering about the plumbing too.
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I was wondering about the plumbing too.
once couzinjeff returns and finishes up i'll post some pic's of the plumbing
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One thing that also should be kept in mind is the fuel pump uses the fuel to keep itself cool.
The Thermistor, located on top of the fuel pump, triggers the Reserve Warning (Last Bar Flashing) telling you there is 5 liters (1.3 gal) of fuel left.
The Thermistor triggers because it is exposed to air and no longer being cooled by the fuel.

The ST is not what I would call fuel cell friendly.
Plumbing can be a challenge.


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One thing that also should be kept in mind is the fuel pump uses the fuel to keep itself cool.
The Thermistor, located on top of the fuel pump, triggers the Reserve Warning (Last Bar Flashing) telling you there is 5 liters (1.3 gal) of fuel left.
The Thermistor triggers because it is exposed to air and no longer being cooled by the fuel.

The ST is not what I would call fuel cell friendly.
Plumbing can be a challenge.


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I don't know how couzinjeff had his plumbed in and never asked if he had a problem with the low fuel light but i'll keep the low fuel light in mind when I test the fuel cell setup
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