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Offline nsmith

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BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« on: August 08, 2010, 12:45:31 PM »
     Can someone tell me if the Breva gas tank has a drain plug in it. and just what it takes to remove the tank.Question #2 could use a picture that CLEARLY shows the proper mounting of the rear turn signals on a 75 850T. If Anyone can help,,thank in advance.
Neil from South Dakota

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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 04:14:06 PM »
There is no drain plug on the Breva 1100 fuel tank.

Removal is not difficult, but is made much easier if tank is nearly empty (that's about a 40 lb tank when it's full).  Most difficult part is getting the "quck connect" fuel line connector under the tank to disconnect.  That part is best done with a helper holding up the tank while you work underneath.  Once you have done it and see how it works, it is much easier, however the first time can be difficult.

Read this.  It describes the procedure for fuel tank removal, including how to disconnect the balky fuel connector.

http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum/topic.html?f=189&t=1503

Good luck.  Let me know if you need any help.  By the way, for what purpose are you removing the tank?  One thing you might want to do while you've got the tank off is replace the plastic fuel filter with a metal one.  If you need help doing that, I've got lots of photos from when I did mine.

Fred

Photos (double-click on them to enlarge):

View of bottom of fuel tank


Flange on bottom of tank where fuel pump resides.  Quick connect fuel line coupling is red/white part.


Close-up of disconnected fuel line flange.

« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 04:23:16 PM by F-Man »
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 05:33:11 PM »
I am wanting to addaan extra fuel cell to the Breva for long distance traveling. However taping a pressure line can prove difficult. If there were
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 05:47:46 PM »
Your message got cut off.
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 06:53:22 PM »
I am wanting to addaan extra fuel cell to the Breva for long distance traveling. However taping a pressure line can prove difficult. If there were

Might be easier to adjust your riding style than tap into the fuel system to add a spare fuel cell.  Are you adding a T into the fuel line and running the spare and main tank at the same time?
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 07:18:27 PM »
How would one add another fuel tank, since the suction line and fuel pump are inside the tank, unless you could somehow feed the main tank from the aux tank?

You've got pretty good range with the stock tank.  I average almost 53 mpg on touring trips.  With 6.1 gallon tank, that's pretty good range.  I am usually ready for a stop when the bike's ready for fuel.
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 08:13:07 PM »
As for the 850-T rear turn signals, there are at least two likely locations. The brochure shots depict them located just at the rear of the seat, as shown in the next two images. The third image shows an actual bike I used to own. This one has the signals located at the rear light area. This last picture, however, may not be stock as a previous owner used soft bags on the bike which may have resulted in moving the turn signals to the location shown.





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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 08:44:50 PM »
I'm pretty sure the first pic of the T is stock - and - I sure like what the 2nd pic does to move them to a more visible position.
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Re: BREVA GAS TANK/850T TURN SIGNALS
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 09:18:53 PM »
     Yea the msg. got cut off. I really want that 350 mile range. The metal tanks w/pump in tank system have a drain plug in the rear next to the mount bolt, a simple banjo bolt set up was easy and effective. However with no such point I guess I'll just have to come up w/something else.
     Thanks for the pics. of the T that helps alot. THANKS AGAIN
Neil from South Dakota

 

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