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I searched for this and couldnt find it. Someone posted about drilling a small hole in the filler neck to aid in filling. Who was it? And where to drill?

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I searched for this and couldnt find it. Someone posted about drilling a small hole in the filler neck to aid in filling. Who was it? And where to drill?

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I remember reading that post, I don't remember who it was, but he did not use a drill he used an owl and punched 2 holes about 1/2" from the top of tank leaves no metal grindings, I have not done this although have considered it.

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Put your drill away, stop trying so hard to DO things to this motorcycle.
Sorry, i do things to this motorcycle to make it mine, to make it fit me better, and to make it more functional. I am not one to just get use to it. I am 6'3" this bike is built for the average size person, so i make adjustments as needed. I built my last bike so this is nothing!

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I remember reading that post, I don't remember who it was, but he did not use a drill he used an owl and punched 2 holes about 1/2" from the top of tank leaves no metal grindings, I have not done this although have considered it.
I suppose an owl is better than a woodpecker...


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Fill from the left.
This!! It makes a HUGE difference. Who would have though not me obviously.

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I dont have any real trouble filling, just when it gets to the bottom of the neck and i have to stop and wait for it to settle. 90% of the pumps that i seem to fill at dont have a easy on feel to them so when i try to just get that little bit it kinda shoots out. If i could i would cut the bottom off the neck all together.

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Sorry, i do things to this motorcycle to make it mine, to make it fit me better, and to make it more functional. I am not one to just get use to it.
Drilling a tank is not a smart idea (1 spark = bomb) especially when all you need to do in order to fill it easier is to simply point the gas nozzle straight DOWN (yep, as exactly perpendicular as possible). 99% of everyone filling any gas tank have ALWAYS tried to have some angle on them. I guess it's just due to the way we fill cars but this tank REQUIRES you to make the nozzle as vertical as possible in order to allow no splash and a fast flow (you can pull the level all the way and fill at full speed using this method)




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I used to own an '06 Royal Star Venture. A lot of the guys with those bikes did the same ... punched a hole in the side of the filler neck to stop the backwash/splashing as well as being able to get a bit more gas into the tank.

DO NOT use a drill !! Use an sharp pointed PUNCH and a Dead Blow hammer.

It's important to use a dead blow (non metal) type hammer soas to prevent any sparks.

Have the tank full of gas. The reason for this is to cut down on the amount of fumes from the gas... less gas in the tank, more fumes to ignite and we should all know it's the fumes that will ignite/explode, not the actual gas.

Protect the area with a rag wrapped around the punch so that only the point is protruding.

Position the point where you want the hole to go and whack the end of the punch with the hammer.
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