Acerbis Tank Help!
Posted April 06, 2007 - 06:44 AM
My question is the top right diagram I do not understand??? It goes along with the instruction, "Drill an 8mm hole in teh ACERBIS fuel tank and insert the fuel vent...." ???? Isn't the fuel tank already vented from the gas cap? See pics of the gas cap and the additional fuel vent they want me to drill into the tank?
Secondly, they want me to screw the petcock directly into the plastic tank? What I can do to better ensure that the screw seals to the plastics without creating a possible leak?
Posted April 06, 2007 - 06:53 AM
ok so you drill the 8 mm hole through the top of the cap and then screw in the metal thing so the small end is sticking out of the top of the cap
i would wait for another oppinion before proceding, i could be wrong
Posted April 06, 2007 - 07:01 AM
Secondly, the gas cap is vented, the 2 holes on the bottom go through to the top where I would put a hose. The metal piece I show in the picture above, the instructions tell me to drill a hole in the tank and install it????? Doesn't seem right. Nor do I understand why the tank needs to be vented at any place other than the gas cap? Weird?! Thanks for the reply, hopefully I can get this sorted out.
Posted April 06, 2007 - 07:29 AM
Posted April 06, 2007 - 02:55 PM
Posted April 13, 2007 - 04:48 PM
Just throw it in the drawer labeled, "Important junk, keep forever!"
Posted April 14, 2007 - 11:02 PM
I second the suggestion to get a new set of hoses. I put the cheap hoses on and they finally cracked and burned resulting in gas all over the place.
Get about 3 feet of 1/4 inch fuel line from the local auto parts store. This will be a thick heat resistant tube. Get a brass T connector. Connect everything up. On the right side where the hose meets the petcock, I put three hose clamps right next to each other. The extra hose clamps absorb the heat from the head bolt (if you have that problem like I do)
Posted April 18, 2007 - 10:43 AM
Posted November 24, 2013 - 10:48 AM
I know this is an old forum but will Yamabond hold up to gas to seal the petcock?
For the petcock screws, apply some Yamabond 4 gasket sealer. Not only will it seal the petcock/tank it acts as a thread locker.