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Old 11-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Strange tunnel in fuel tank

Bought a pre-loved R100RT tank off a European owner and when I open the toolbox, I found a tunnel leading down ...



Anyone has any idea what is this and the purpose for it? Stock tanks do not come like this, right?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Its headed down to where they sacrifice the virgins.

Possibly a way to connect the tank?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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I wish that it leads to sacrificial virgins!

No, the tank's mounting is unaffected. It's like a drain hole that leads all the way out. Ignore the one white spot within the tunnel, that is just styrofoam pop corn.

The only thing now is that I have to cover it up and I lost some volume of fuel.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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That is an aftermarket aluminum tank, more fotos, please.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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On police tanks, that was a wiring chase for tank mounted communication equipment.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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It looks like a mounting hole seen on boats for the flag pole. Could be used as such? Maybe. More 'n likely it's where wires go to radio equipment, like isdt said.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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That is an aftermarket aluminum tank, more fotos, please.
Only one I have showing most of the tank.



Don't think so. It is a "police" tank off a R100RT like those advertised on Motorworks:

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Sh...GA_25&spPage=2

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Only one I have showing most of the tank.



Don't think so. It is a "police" tank off a R100RT like those advertised on Motorworks:

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Sh...GA_25&spPage=2

I think you are correct.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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Pissed Looks like a new seceret compartment on your bike

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Bought a pre-loved R100RT tank off a European owner and when I open the toolbox, I found a tunnel leading down ...



Anyone has any idea what is this and the purpose for it? Stock tanks do not come like this, right?


Have the botom sealed and put a door on the top to keep top serceret stuff!!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #10
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/5 tank with the police switch gear in place




Newer tank, still in Police green, with the switch gear freshly removed prior to lid / latch installation

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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OK, I vote for the wiring chase.....




PS Wish I had one......
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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I can lay a thick rubber base for the inside and then cut a small hole to access a power cable to the batt to charge mobile phone etc while riding.

The tunnel, while not presenting virgins, may turn out to be a blessing in disguise!

Can the latch be keyed? Now it only has a simple allen key nut.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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So, nothing Ural related ?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #14
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I wonder what how much fuel space is lost with that arrangement?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #15
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the GS PD has a glovebox in the petrol tank with a keyed latch.so you can definetly make a keyed door and key it alike to your ign key.If it was me i would arrange it so i can open it without a key but make it loackable as well.The gs has to always be opened with a key

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