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What I did last year when I was working on my carbs was very simple.....I just got a little table that had a height just above the carbs and set my tank on it right by the bike and got a longer fuel hose. Elementary my dear Watson !!
 

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What I did last year when I was working on my carbs was very simple.....I just got a little table that had a height just above the carbs and set my tank on it right by the bike and got a longer fuel hose. Elementary my dear Watson !!


I use three stacked milk crates.



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Yeah, and when you trip over the "Little Table" and send your tank tumbling to the floor.......hmmmmm little bottle looks pretty good now!
 

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i like to bottle idea i will have to remember that if i ever have to work on the bike with the tank off
 

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I use a plastic gas tank from a lawn mower. It has a spigot for the gas line and a tight cap to eliminate spills. I set it on the frame and secure it with a bunjee. Seems safe to me, no leaks, and I do not think the tank will fail.

I would post a photo if I knew how.
 

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I have a 24 ounce metal container similar to the metal water bottle ans have a hole drilled in the bottom. In that hole I put a metal tire valve stem with burna orings for gaskets and have 1/4 fuel line coming out of it. The bottle also has a string on it that loops on the handlebars.
 

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What I did last year when I was working on my carbs was very simple.....I just got a little table that had a height just above the carbs and set my tank on it right by the bike and  got a longer fuel hose.  Elementary my dear Watson !!
I do basically the same thing but use my trucks tailgate.  I think whoever wrote the manual had a sense of humor or never actually tried to sync the carbs, it says something about using the fuel in the bowls and if it runs out refill the bowls.  I've never once been even close to being able to sync them that quickly.
 

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I reused the container my battery acid came in. (flushed of course). I inverted it, poked a hole in the bottom(now top)and put it on top of the ladder my homemade sync rig was attached to. Works slick.
 

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I reused the container my battery acid came in. (flushed of course). I inverted it, poked a hole in the bottom(now top)and put it on top of the ladder my homemade sync rig was attached to. Works slick.


I didn't have one of those at the time but they are very useful and have now kept a couple
 

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We have lots of empty plastic bottles around (I live on the gulf coast...hurricanes...:: grumbles :: ) So we sacrificed one of the water jugs to the motorcycle gods.



Though I haven't seen it in the garage lately...makes me worry what the dynamic duo (my roommates are brothers) have done with it.
 

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I simply set my tank back where the seat normally goes, bungee strap it to the frame and run a 2 foot piece of fuel tubing from the tank to petcock. Works like a charm.
 
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