Rickbert sucking on a vacuum hose till all the gas drains out.. What a patient guy! From my memory playing back all the beautiful pic's of what you've done to your bike this doesn't spark up ANY dirty thoughts at all. I am surprised with myself.
Never had a bike to wrench on or learn how to wrench on it. Asked a similiar question over the summer and listened to Stitch. Took the tank off the bike, walked it over to where I had made my little draining setup, and unscrewed the petcock. No big mess to speak of, and it worked like a charm!
That is a 5 Gallon bucket and it is nearly FULL! What did you do with all that gas?
Gas in that bucket looks orange......had you just recently tried to "line" the inside of your tank and it wasn't quite dry yet or is it just the lighting making it look orange ?
Just wondering cuz I had an "orange gas syndrome" thread a couple yrs ago on the old forum.....