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Offline Wahrsuul

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 04:43:26 AM »
The "auto on" petcock is vacuum operated meaning you don't need to turn it off and on like the "really" old days.  If the diaphragm goes bad, it'll either leak (a maybe cause hydro lock in the cylinders, or contaminate the oil with gas).

As for the gas tank, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the stock tank is way more than 3 gallons, more on the order of around 4.8 I believe.  I know for a fact that I've put over 4 gallons in when I was running on reserve.

Still, I do prefer the way the euro spec tank looks.  Should try to get the euro wheels too, then you'd have triple discs.

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2018, 07:53:05 AM »
I believe the tank is 3.3 + 1.3 gallons.

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2018, 08:29:36 AM »
According to the factory spec sheet:

Fuel tank capacity    4.76 US gal (18 liters)
Reserve capacity      0.79 US gal (3 liters)

Reserve is included in total capacity, so you've got nearly 4 gallons until reserve.. okay, it's only 3.97..
If you like the look of the new tank, that's a good reason to change it, but for fuel capacity... Not so much.

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2018, 09:52:37 PM »
Reserve capacity      0.79 US gal (3 liters)

I'm rather certain reserve is over 1 gallon.

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2018, 01:02:29 PM »
I'm rather certain reserve is over 1 gallon.
So - we're talking about the stock 1991 to 2003 tanks ...
Not sure why you're certain about the "over 1 gallon", but every spec sheet I've seen including the owner's manual says .79 for reserve...
(except for when they round it up to .8)
Maybe you're thinking of a different bike.
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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2018, 09:54:27 AM »
I only have one bike, but I thought I remembered 1.3 from the owner's booklet.

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Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2018, 12:43:01 PM »
Numbers are easy to remember incorrectly.
1996 Honda Owners Manual, page 100, specifications:
Fuel tank capacity    4.76 US gal (18 liters)
Reserve capacity      0.79 US gal (3 liters)

It actually kinda makes more sense in liters than gallons, as .79 is a bit odd... IMHO.

I guess two things come out of this.
Be sure of capacity if that's the reason you are upgrading.. 
If you go on reserve using the stock tank, be looking for fuel shortly after rotating the petcock towards the rear...
Keep the Rubber on the Bottom!

DD

 

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