Download Pictorial Plumbing Schematic
About Bulkhead Fittings
Mounting a bulkhead fitting for fuel inlet that clears the seat, fuel-level sending unit and gasket surfaces is the hardest part of the plumbing process. While there are multiple weld-on and bolt-on options on the market and many in AN-5 (1/4" id) will fit with little or no modification, AN-6 (5/16" id) will flow fuel faster. It’s surprisingly difficult to find clearance for AN-6 without punching a hole in your stock tank or resorting to glue. We prefer punching holes in parts easy to replace, so we use the sending unit plate. Install your bulkhead fitting where it won’t interfere with anything when you put the bike back together.
We created detailed instructions to make an AN-6 bolt-on bulkhead fitting from off the shelf parts on the Next Page
Study the Pictorial Plumbing Schematic before you start. Follow it or use it as a guide to design your own system.
- Choose a bulkhead fitting and location for your fuel inlet. This example is glued in. See our instructions for creating and installing an AN-6 bolt-on bulkhead fitting
- Removing the sending unit plate from your stock tank is easy with Honda's special tool and a 1/2" drive breaker bar, but a hammer and punch will do.
Attach Fittings to QuickTank!
- Attach fuel line fittings, shut off valve and disconnect to the QuickTank Use a short piece of hose on the fill disconnect. The objectives are to place the shutoff valve where you can reach it and locate the disconnects near the back of the seat where they will not be in the way when the QuickTank Is removed. See photos for disconnect locations.
- Attach vent line fitting, hose and disconnect to the QuickTank vent.
Route Fuel and Vent Lines
- Attach a length of fuel hose to the inlet bulkhead fitting.
- Route the fuel hose so it follows the frame and exits between the seat and trunk pocket at the location of the fuel disconnect on the QuickTank.
- Run the vent line behind the rear fender and under the trunk. Secure it to the sub-frame.
- Exit the vent line between the seat and trunk pocket at the location of the vent disconnect on the QuickTank.
- Install the seat and mount your QuickTank.
- Cut the fuel and vent lines to length and attach disconnects.
When the tank is not installed it’s a good idea to cover the disconnects to keep the dirt out. Contaminants can keep the disconnect from sealing.
Please contact us if you experience any difficulty with installation or experience any problems with your kit.