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Just wondering what the reasons are to switch to a clear tank other than the obvious of being able to see how much gas you have. I noticed alot of snowcross sleds have this and was just wondering why? Personally I like the look of the black better but that is just me.

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Pre-mixed fuel is darker, and more visible in the clear tanks. Of course they don't use gas gauges, but i don't think there is any other reason except for it's easier than trying to look down the filler tube. Anybody else know?
 

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Lighter too. SLP sells clear gas tanks for a lot of sleds. They are lighter, and easier to tell how much fuel you have. Racers like em because they know how much fuel they are going to use in a race, and only put that much in. If you look, they never fill em up because of weight.

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How much weight savings are we talking about here, I mean they are both just plastic jugs right?

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On CC races when they fill up the sled at a stop, they can do it quickly without overflowing too because they can see when it is full.

 

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That makes sense I guess.....Now that I think about it it would be nice to see the fuel amount all the time......hmmmmm I wonder if they make a tranparent green one!
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They can make sure of the amount of fuel in the tank fast. You can take a quick look at it and know how much you have. In Drag racing it would be good to know the amount of fuel you have so you can make a run and not run dry half way.
 

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If I ever get a cat I will put one on. Just for the race look as well as those damn gas gauges get screwed up so often it isn't even funny this is easy to just look ok there it is and done.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by intendedacceleration:

That makes sense I guess.....Now that I think about it it would be nice to see the fuel amount all the time......hmmmmm I wonder if they make a tranparent green one!
Now that I would buy!

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You should'nt have a problem seeing when your tank is close to full. Cat started using that huge opening on their tanks last year, Some people laughed about it, I think it's great. Never over fill and splash gas all over your new sled.


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My new sled came with a clear tank and an attractive leather cover.It doesn't cover the front of the tank, so when you open the hood, you can see the fuel level.I think that will prove to be pretty handy.I've cut it close a few times with my other sled when the float got hung up on the fuel line in the tank.Luckily I had just enough gas to get home.

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Plus Cat uses the gas gauge on the tank rather than on the cap, so you can watch the level rise as you are filling it....Thanks for the reply's everyone!

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my Kawaksaki 79 440 Intruder had just about the best system. It was just a tube. Went from the bottom of the tank to the top. It always matched the level of the tank so it worked great. But like i said if I get a cat like I hope to it is getting a clear tank I think.
 

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i had to use a wooden stick to tell the gas.. just kept it stuck under the hood.. worked GREAT.. LOL... on my 72

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damn right B2SO, if all else fails, use the stick. on my 74, just took a long skinny thing i could find lieing around, stuck it in the tank, and presto!! u know exactly how much u got...lol

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