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    TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    on: Aug 11, 2016, 01.51 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 01.51 pm
    Completed the install of a 4 gallon TourTank auxiliary fuel cell to my 2015 Trophy SE.  www.tourtank.com

    The fuel cell comes with the mounting straps but does not have the lower attachments that mount to the bike.  I had a local machine shop fab up some lower mounts that attach to the passenger grab rails.  It's on there pretty good and should survive any type of impact.

    You can order a connection kit that includes all the necessary fittings, valves, clamps and fuel line.  Just be aware the kit includes 4 ft of fuel line and you will use every last inch of it.

    In my installation the fuel exits bottom center of the fuel cell through a forward facing 90 deg elbow fitting.  The line makes a 90 turn to the right where the supplied fuel filter is fitted.  It then makes a 90 deg turn downwards to the 1/4 turn ball valve attached with zip ties to the front lower mount.  Exiting the valve the line goes under the rear seat through the small opening just in front of the grab rail.  Under the seat is the quick disconnect fitting that allows the cell to be removed when not doing LD rides.  The line continues towards the front inside the frame to the point on the right side where the right wing of the main fuel tank drains into the rear center portion of the main tank.  Here there is a fitting that can be removed and the supplied 'T' fitting can be inserted.

    Other than having the lower mounts fabricated this was a surprisingly easy mod.  Operationally I should be able to set the cruise control and reach back with my right hand and flip the valve open to start the fuel transfer.  So far it has worked flawlessly.  The only thing that must be kept in mind is the notoriously slow response of the Trophy fuel gauge.  Fuel is transferring but you don't get immediate feedback.

    I wish that I had opted for the overflow valve that is placed on top.  I'm only putting a max of 3.8 gallons in the cell right now to allow for summer time expansion.  I may try to rig up something this winter.
    Last Edit: Aug 11, 2016, 01.53 pm by tdragger
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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 2016, 04.00 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 04.00 pm
    That's pretty slick and a nice looking installation. If I did Iron Butt rides, that definitely would be the way to go.

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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2016, 04.42 pm
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    Looks like a very clean install.  Any chance you can post up a few pictures from the other side?

    Thanks!

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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2016, 06.09 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 06.09 pm
    Here are a few more pics from the right side as requested.
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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2016, 11.00 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 11.00 pm
    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
    Here are a few more pics from the right side as requested.


    Thanks for the additional pictures. 
    Like every North American rider, Alaska, is on my bucket list.  Along with that is the universal worry about doing that trip and lack of fuel😂

    Thanks for showing a very nice set up.

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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2016, 06.03 am
    Aug 12, 2016, 06.03 am
    Nice Mod, and thanks for sharing  :028:

    Are you going to paint it Blue ? !

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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #6 on: Aug 12, 2016, 03.56 pm
    Aug 12, 2016, 03.56 pm
    You guys who can outride the stock gas tank are beasts. I need to get off the bike for a while after 4-5 hours.
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    Re: TourTank Auxiliary Fuel Cell
    Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2016, 04.25 pm
    Aug 12, 2016, 04.25 pm
    *Originally Posted by AZBob [+]
    You guys who can outride the stock gas tank are beasts. I need to get off the bike for a while after 4-5 hours.

    Every 10 minutes stopped for gas is 10 miles down the road.  When you're on the clock, it makes a huge difference.  Getting a good seat, like a Russel Day-Long, is the primary requirement to be able to handle the range.  I haven't gone so far as the fitting of an IBA reststop (relief tube) so the occasional pee-stop is still required.
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