Who's running a tube to show their fuel level in their tank? What's your tube made of? Any pics?
..scootermcrad said:Who's running a tube to show their fuel level in their tank? What's your tube made of? Any pics?
GumbyChuck said:in industry they're called sight glasses or level indicators
check your mcmaster-carr catalog
or do a web search....
..scootermcrad said:Yeah, did a search for all those things and anything else I could think of that might be related. I know what they look like and how to make them work well, but would like to see some on a bike without it looking overdone. I was thinking of making one with compression fittings at both ends, but would need a fuel safe clear hose/tubing that works with compression fittings. Single sight glasses would be cool too (McMaster has tons!), but you can only tell if you have gas or not. I'm thinking something I could use to gage how much I'm burning would be cool.
looks like the same exact setup i put on my refridgerator for the water 15bucks home depot.StraightPipez said:Here's mine. I used compression fittings with the longer nut (not shown here, I have since changed them to the longer) and plastic ferrules (instead of the standard brass which can cut into the tube). The fittings are brass, btw.
The hose is clear 1/4" from McMaster Carr and is safe for use with gasoline. All the parts are from McMaster Carr. If you need the part numbers send me an e-mail at [email protected] and I'll dig them up. I think I have less than 10 bucks in the whole deal.
God love McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com).