Gas Can Spout - Update

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Gas Can Spout - Update

Post by tank4all » Fri May 13, 2016 9:46 am

I have a gas can on my Rig that I've never really used as extra fuel. Initially I had the can filled with sand to use as a counter weight as I'm new to motorcycles and sidecars. I feel comfortable enough now that I no longer need the counter weight and want to carry some extra fuel with me (I've cleaned the can). My question is what do people to when you have to pour fuel into the gas tank from a gas can? Does anyone know if the following will work as a spout on my can type (photo below)?

http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Flo-Gas-Can-Sp ... B00DGVRXD2

I feel like if I don't use a spout or a funnel I'll just end up pouring fuel all over my tank.

*UPDATE* So the Amazon order came and like some users have said it did not fit. Good news is I now have a spout that is easy to use and not of those stupid child safe spouts that I can't seem to figure out and always leak.
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Post by Bilgekeeldave » Fri May 13, 2016 9:50 am

I use a funnel.
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Post by GHGoodwin » Fri May 13, 2016 10:00 am

Siphon. You'll only need a piece of fuel resistant hose.
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Post by tank4all » Fri May 13, 2016 10:19 am

GHGoodwin wrote:Siphon. You'll only need a piece of fuel resistant hose.
Didn't even think of using a Siphon! Thanks!!
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Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Fri May 13, 2016 11:01 am

Yours looks about the same size as the NATO GERRY CANS. I have one & its special spout, they are also internally vented for tidy pouring. It is so GOOD (no Fuss or Mess), I would sell the can you have - & buy the Nato type Gerry can . Sportsmans Guide have them @ about $25.. Here's a picture of mine & its special spout - in my trunk. I have never made a mess with it. Totally Recommended.
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Post by rivers » Fri May 13, 2016 11:10 am

Funnel and when you pour hold the can flat. Lot easier to control the flow rate.
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Post by Brian Crean » Fri May 13, 2016 12:55 pm

You're on the right track. I would buy it and see if it fits. If it doesn't, go on the search header, and put "killer modification" in it. It shows you how to cut a hole in your original gas can cap. I did it using a flex spout almost identical to the one you're looking at. Mine(the nozzle kit), only had a cheap soft round plastic cap that was useless for my purpose, but you might get lucky, and yours will work. You can use the flex spout if you drill your original cap according to Gobiums " killer modification" Even though they're different nozzles, the results are the same...IT WORKS!

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Post by Buckhorn » Fri May 13, 2016 3:10 pm

tank4all wrote:I have a gas can on my Rig that I've never really used as extra fuel. Initially I had the can filled with sand to use as a counter weight as I'm new to motorcycles and sidecars. I feel comfortable enough now that I no longer need the counter weight and want to carry some extra fuel with me (I've cleaned the can). My question is what do people to when you have to pour fuel into the gas tank from a gas can? Does anyone know if the following will work as a spout on my can type (photo below)?

http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Flo-Gas-Can-Sp ... B00DGVRXD2

I feel like if I don't use a spout or a funnel I'll just end up pouring fuel all over my tank.
You're right about spilling gas trying to pour direct, it is hard to do without making a mess. I think the correct funnel may help.
The nozzle you linked to on Amazon I think has a smaller thread diameter than the stock Ural can.
When someone mentioned siphoning, I remembered this Wonder Siphon.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Spe ... /203635079
I have 2 of these, but never thought to try one. I may have to put one in the sidecar.
There's a ball check valve in the bottom. You place the can above the tank, place the hose in the bottom of the can, and start shaking the hose up and down. On each down stroke the gas climbs a little higher on the hose, until it's over the high point, and then it siphons on its own.
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Re: Gas Can Spout

Post by Tazio » Fri May 13, 2016 4:30 pm

I use the equivalent of the Wonder Siphon. Works great and never spills a drop.
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Post by SidecarDan » Fri May 13, 2016 10:11 pm

I carry a funnel and have a carabiner clipped to it so I can clip it onto my luggage rack until it is dry before tossing it back into the trunk.
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Post by GHGoodwin » Sat May 14, 2016 6:40 am

Forgot all about it but I also have a wonder siphon. It gets used a lot to diesel up my tractor. The clear plastic hose it came with was cr@ppy. The hose took a "set" and was difficult to uncoil. I kept the tip and found some better hose.
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Post by GHGoodwin » Sat May 14, 2016 6:45 am

As a second thought. If you can get anoyther lid you can drill it out for two tube type connections. One tube is air input and one for gas lines. The one for gas lines has a gas pickup tube inside and a tank delivery tube on the outside. Pit it on your can and pump away. Air forced into the can pushes gas out the tubes and into the tank.
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Re: Gas Can Spout - Update

Post by BigJames » Thu May 26, 2016 7:57 pm

Glad someone said siphon! Pouring out of that thing = mess. And don't suck on the hose, seal the hose and top of the can with your hand, make a space and blow into the can to get it started...unless you like the taste of gasoline!
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Post by GillaFunk » Thu May 26, 2016 8:34 pm

Who doesn't like the take taste of gasoline?
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Post by Casty62 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:18 pm

I am often puzzled by posts on this forum. I admire the ingenuity displayed by the obviously talented Ural owners on SS. But sometimes I secretly think to myself things like "ITS A FREAKIN GAS CAN, BUY A THREE DOLLAR FUNNEL AND POUR THE GAS IN THE TANK! IT'S NOT THAT HARD! UGH, FOIL HEADS!
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