Help--Need to drain gas from tank.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by alohaman, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. alohaman

    alohaman New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I need your help. Can someone please tell me how to drain the gasoline from my 2003 Heritage Classic. I need to prepare it for storage and the moving company won't take it with gas in the tank. Thanks a bunch in advance for your help!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Unless you want to remove the tank to drain it completely, you can disconnect the cross over tube under the front of the tank or use a siphon hose to drain it.
     
  3. SpringerSteve98

    SpringerSteve98 Active Member

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    I'd say pull your air breather, shut your gas off, then disconnect the gas line to your carb. Or throttle body, whichever you have.. Then stick the hose into a gas can and turn your gas back on (reserve). Might not hurt to stick a shop rag or two in the gas caps to help prevent rust while its empty. Kind of a pain... But it beats trying to turn the bike upside down and shaking it.
     
  4. caseydeuce

    caseydeuce Member

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    Either of those ways will work. But i would go for the siphoning of the gas myself. It would be just short of a miralce if you pulled a gas line and didn't spill gas all over the place. Any hardware store sells a siphon hose with a little hand pump to get the gas started. They are a handy little tool to have around for other occasions too and are inexpensive.
     
  5. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Just follow the truck out of town.When youre outta gas have em load it up.