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    How Much Gas Does The Stock Tank REALLY Hold?

    Filled the TW up today. 1.825 Gallons. Must have been getting close to the "MSR fuel bottle" mode. Anybody ever fill up a bone dry tank?
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    Yep....walked 2 gal can back out to the alfalfa field...didnt quite take it all...but, I spilled a bit...

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    Owners Manual says 1.85 gallons (which would include the reserve). Plus whatever would be left in the line and carb bowl (not much). So, 1.825 is believable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Owners Manual says 1.85 gallons (which would include the reserve). Plus whatever would be left in the line and carb bowl (not much). So, 1.825 is believable.
    After exhausting computation I came up with 1.8263 US gallons

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    I'm curious, is the 1.85 gallon (7.0 litre) stated capacity measured from the bottom edge of the filler tube (the 'maximum fuel level')? If so, there should be some bonus room for a bit more fuel for those who live life on the edge and ignore the manual's warning of spillage due to 'overfilling'
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    I've always figured 2 gallons
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    Some day I'll purposely run it dry and have my wife pick the bike and me up, run to the gas station, and find out. Should be interesting.
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    Rather than just leaking out the vent tube onto the ground this “overfilling" in a California model can lead to soaking of the charcoal in the emissions canister. Bounce the now heavy fuel soaked charcoal pellets around in their canister on a bumpy trail long enough and they can break down into a clogging sludge.
    My experience was without a reliable vent the engine suffered fuel starvation and subsequent stalling, especially at higher sustained rpms when a vacuum can build up in the tank.
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    I install dry tanks fairly often and it takes the entire contents of a 2 gallon can every time - same thing when I use products like metal rescue to remove rust I pour in two full 1 gallon cans and there's room to spare
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    i believe elime poked a small hole into the internal collar and gained .2 gal. not much, but better than walking an extra 1/2 dozen miles.

    here's the post describing the operation: https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...y-venting.html
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