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Old 09-29-2002, 05:15 PM   #61
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I hate it when my post goes awol. With the tourtech tank there is still about a gallon that I don't get . Possibly some sort of pickup tube modification is in order for the fuel pump. Has anyone out there done this? Also is anyone running a Nico Baker tank, the 71 liter monster?
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:25 PM   #62
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There BAAACK and you probably didn't even know they were gone.

I just ordered the next batch of parts and the goop has dried on the weighted ends and all I need now are the clamps and the hose....

Get 'em while there fresh...

due to circumstancs beyond my control the price has gone up to $25 (includes shipping to the US).
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:59 PM   #63
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I'm in for one. But of course, you already knew that...huh?

250 miles/tank...here I come!

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Old 06-26-2003, 11:09 PM   #64
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Yeah I figured that you absofukinlutly gotta have one of these little gems...

Besides they're cheap at twice the price and so good looking too... (even if they are hidden inside the tank).

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Old 06-30-2003, 11:44 AM   #65
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NEW e-mail address

Yes it's all true... 1st it was @home then @attbi and now it's

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Yes my e-mail address has changed yet again but the user name remains the same....

For info on the Superlative Siphon Sucker Systems kit use my new New NEW e-mail address

the sucking management thanks you...

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Old 07-15-2003, 05:38 PM   #66
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Tanks JJ- Mine arrived and will go in this weekend.
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:32 PM   #67
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Tanks JJ- Mine arrived and will go in this weekend.
Let me know how it goes and what overall increase in range you get...

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Old 08-10-2003, 04:18 PM   #68
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Thumb Siphon Sucker

Sorry to bring up an old thread but the noobs might appreciate this.

Just about busted a gut picturing Ricky pushing his bike on the Bay bridge...
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i walk my GS at least four times on her 143,000 milles of age. the last time was the wrost BAY BRIDGE in SAN FRANSISCO, seven at nigth, on friday FUCK!!!!!!!
I installed JJ's new S4 kit a couple of tank fulls ago. The range increase appears to be about 30 miles or so. My low fuel warning light new comes on at about 220 miles indicated (5% over actual). Before installing the S4 tubing, the warning light usually illuminated after about 180-190 miles indicated.

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Old 08-10-2003, 04:24 PM   #69
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Fook'd up the quote

Meant to include Ricky's bob sled comment.

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the last time was the wrost BAY BRIDGE in SAN FRANSISCO, seven at nigth, on friday FUCK!!!!!!!,

i just felt like a boob slead pusher,this thing are HEAVYYyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2003, 07:36 PM   #70
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Sorry to bring up an old thread but the noobs might appreciate this.

Just about busted a gut picturing Ricky pushing his bike on the Bay bridge...


I installed JJ's new S4 kit a couple of tank fulls ago. The range increase appears to be about 30 miles or so. My low fuel warning light new comes on at about 220 miles indicated (5% over actual). Before installing the S4 tubing, the warning light usually illuminated after about 180-190 miles indicated.

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According to BMW there is 6.8 gallons available BEFORE you drill the filler neck. The S4 kit allows you to use the 1/2 gallon that is normally trapped in the left lobe of the tank. When you drill the filler neck you can gain anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4 gallon more tank capacity.. Which means theoretically you should gain around 50 miles more range (at an estimated 40mpg)...

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Old 08-10-2003, 08:22 PM   #71
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Hey JJ...how about some hints about drilling the filler?
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:36 PM   #72
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The critical hole is the one that holds the S4 tube- because if you drill it too high you won't be able to close the gas cover/cap assembly. The other hole can be drilled higher- and it allows the gas to breath (burp) so it is easier to fill the tank nearer the actual capacity. One lesson I learned from my install was to drain the tank down to absolute minimum- this greatly improves your "feel" in finding the bottom of the tank lobes with the weights- and then when you insert the right hand tube- angle it forward so that it goes in front of the filter/fuel pump assembly, not down on top of it, or behind it. The other critical thing is the orientation of the "birdcage" piece of the return air assembly- I assembled mine upside down and it created a suction as I rode- Didn't follow Eap's pics close enough when I was buttoning things back up. John was great in helping me sort everything- he really knows his stuff! Because I'm one of the few that have had problems (just went at it too fast I think) I now know this install really well- if anybody needs help just holler.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:48 PM   #73
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Hey JJ...how about some hints about drilling the filler?
It's fairly easy to do just by itself... Normally I reccommend pulling the filler neck out to drill the needed hole... I have heard of one guy who didn't bother and just drilled the hole and let the metal shavings fall to the bottom of the tank...

If you pull the filler neck out you will need another O-ring because they swell up and won't fit in the channel until it outgasses and shrinks back down (one comes with every S4 kit for just this reason). The procedure is covered in the S4 installation instructions along with the downsides to doing this mod... Put simply drill a 7/32" (bigger or smaller is your choice) hole in the filler neck close to the top.

If you want to see pics I'll get them posted to smugmug or...

If you or anyone is interested in getting a copy of the more inclusive install instructions just e-mail me directly at johnjen@comcast.net and I'll attach a copy with my reply...

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Old 08-11-2003, 04:18 AM   #74
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Drilled filler neck

I did drill a vent hole in the filler neck at about half way up. Prior to drilling the neck, I would 'milk' the gas pump to get the extra few tenths while rocking the bike to burp the air out. With the drilled neck, it is possible to overfill the tank. I experienced engine cut out (due to fuel level covering the pressure regulator reference port?), once after filling to the top of the filler neck. I only fill to about the mid point of the filler neck now.

I used a step drill (Unibit) to drill the vent hole at the front of the neck and the larger hole required for the S4 tubing at the back.

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Old 08-12-2003, 05:47 PM   #75
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It's fairly easy to do ...snip
If you want to see pics I'll get them posted to smugmug or...

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should be here (r1150gs), here, and (r1100gs) here (S4 Kit).
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