Club Chopper Forums Industrial Parts House  

Go Back   Club Chopper Forums > CHOPPER SHOP/TECH AREA > Shop Talk

Welcome to Club Chopper!  The World's largest and coolest place to be on the net if you dig the following!

  •  » Custom Bikes
  •  » Killer Paint
  •  » Old School Craftsmanship
  •  » Building and Wrenching
  •  » Hot Babes
  •  » Chopper Build Logs

...then you have come to the right place!

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Chopper Tech
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Club Chop Gallery

Club Chopper Gallery

Submit Your Photos!

Active Threads
Need help all around.
Last Post: magnum45pete
Posted On: Today
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Spade belt guard work with BDL TF2000?
Last Post: Damraider
Posted On: Today
Replies: 4
Views: 141
shift linkage
Last Post: rem hamilton
Posted On: 12-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Brake Lines
Last Post: caymanchris
Posted On: 12-10-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Who makes a Hydraulic Twist clutch setup?
Last Post: slytat666
Posted On: 12-10-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2017, 08:17 PM
Junior Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Edmond, Ok
Posts: 3
Not Ranked     
Tank removal?

I have a crossover line connecting the two sides of the tank to one another where the groove for the backbone divides the bottom of the tank at the back end. This tube runs under the backbone so it has to be removed from the tank nipple on one side in order to remove the tank which obviously makes two open ports for gas to pour out of while you're picking the tank up off the bike. There's got to be a better way around this situation. Any advice?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2017, 09:03 PM
Captain America's Avatar
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Reading, PA
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 88" ACM Rigid Bobber
Posts: 3,820
Not Ranked     
I always drain the tank(s) using the petcock first.
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks it's head out of a car window
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-13-2017, 03:28 PM
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Upper eastern shore, MD
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 80" bobbed prostreet,'06 RdKng.
Posts: 1,632
Not Ranked     
Make a dike out of a piece of cardboard and cut to fit so that you can disconnect the line on the low/left side of bike and the gas will run down the dike,pointed to a container.That is,after you have drained the tank at the petcock first.
The bearer of gossip is a small untrustworthy person who takes delight in someone else's problems. Avoid them.
Let's all make the day count. - Charlie Daniels
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Tortolabob2's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: greensboro, NC
Bike Year, Make, Engine: Pro street 121" TP and 100" rigid Shovel
Posts: 1,790
Not Ranked     
Check if empty, with a match
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 04:30 PM
pushrod243's Avatar
Club Chopper Sponsor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Central Florida, FL
Bike Year, Make, Engine: Custom
Posts: 13,537
Blog Entries: 333
Send a message via Yahoo to pushrod243
Not Ranked     
I use a piece of hose on the side you pull the stock crossover off of. I plug it before I start and either use a pinch pliers to stop the other side from leaking while you sneak the short hose on. Its common in a service department where a tech on flat rate doesn't want to fool with draining and refilling the gas tank. But Draining the tank is a good option also.
Scooters Performance
31615 Long Acre Dr
Suite 104
Sorrento, FL 32776

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 06:14 PM
ecir45's Avatar
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 240
Not Ranked     
I use a tee in my crossover with a short hose and plug on the end tucked away. Have a clear hose with a barb coupling in the bin that I hook up after pinching the hose and pull the plug to drain the tank. Allot quicker when draining the tank.
113" El Bruto / 5 speed
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:54 AM.

vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0

CC Policy

The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners or moderators. forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you or have been given the expressed written consent to post. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). For full policy, please click the "CC policy" link. Thank you for visiting the
Links monetized by VigLink