Author Topic: V7 Racer, how to drain the gas tank?  (Read 1424 times)

Offline WHY

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V7 Racer, how to drain the gas tank?
« on: July 03, 2015, 11:14:40 AM »
Planning to replace the air filter (might as well the fuel filter) and work on a few things on my 2011 V7 Racer. How do i drain the gas tank before removing it? I can ride it as close as to empty but how to I drain the last bit out?
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Re: V7 Racer, how to drain the gas tank?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 11:36:21 AM »
Remove tank, remove filler cap, invert.


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Re: V7 Racer, how to drain the gas tank?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 12:02:08 PM »
if you ride it almost empty, why would you need to drain it any further to do the needed maint?  Basically the only reason you want it drained is so it's not heavy & unweildy to remove from the bike...  if you run it down to a half gallon anyway, you won't need to drain it to remove it
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Re: V7 Racer, how to drain the gas tank?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 06:15:36 PM »
When I take a fuel tank off any bike I like to have it as empty as possible to make it as light as possible and to prevent any spillage (in case).  I bought a little clear hose and red rubber squeeze pump syphon device from the auto supply store (for about $3) and insert the hose tip into the lowest part of the tank and squeeze to start the syphon action.  Other end goes into the gas can.  The hose is clear vinyl and has a curl.  I tie it to a straightened clothes hangar wire and direct the end into the lowest part of the tank.  Get's the last little drop.  Jürgen
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