Moto van gas smell tips?

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2/16/2020 11:20 AM

Long trips in the moto van I get strong hints of gas smell. What tips do you guys have to get rid of that or product to buy for that?

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2/16/2020 11:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/16/2020 11:25 AM

Just light a cigarette, no gas smell after that.

Seriously though, the only true solution is to build a tight divider wall, and seal off the gaps.

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2/16/2020 11:24 AM

Does it have a sealed wall divider to separate the cab from the bike and cans?

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2/16/2020 11:26 AM

Buy better gas cans and don't fill them up so much!shocked wink

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2/16/2020 11:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/16/2020 11:29 AM

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2/16/2020 11:30 AM

Install an electric fan in the roof, towards the back. Cost about $130, but serves several purposes.

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2/16/2020 11:48 AM

crowe176 wrote:

Does it have a sealed wall divider to separate the cab from the bike and cans?

No it doesn’t. It’s open

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2/16/2020 11:50 AM

You should just enjoy the free buzz! YeEeW!

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2/16/2020 12:36 PM

Fan in the roof or a tight divider are gunna be the only solution

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2/16/2020 12:48 PM

Right here, not cheap but I have found extremely effective. Living in an apartment with race gas means I need to use these cans once I pop the seal on the VP can. I have two and they work really well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FZB3N0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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2/16/2020 1:35 PM

You can use metal VP gas can and plug the vent hose on the bikes fuel tank.

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2/16/2020 2:05 PM

I don’t think I could ever own a motovan without a solid divider wall, my first one I didn’t have and the 3 after I bought extended vans and always built a solid wall, no noise, smells, and way more quite, plus the front gets warm and cold ten times faster and stays that way easier

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2/16/2020 2:25 PM

LumpDog841 wrote:

Right here, not cheap but I have found extremely effective. Living in an apartment with race gas means I need to use these ...more

I use something similar.

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-UI-50-FS-Galvanized-Gasoline-Capacity/dp/B00004Y75M/ref=asc_df_B00004Y75M/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198070022856&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1705578114006236717&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031222&hvtargid=pla-349194761260&psc=1

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2/16/2020 2:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/16/2020 2:51 PM

If smells are coming from your plastic fuel container how about metal jerrycan. As for the filler cap/vent on your bike how about trying a doubled up layer of cling film over the tank then screwing on the cap? Not tried this myself but assume would work? Use it for paint thinners and works ok on those bottles.

Cling film is the UK name not sure what it's called in the USA. That annoying clear film you use for cooking and wrapping sandwiches etc. The one that pings into a useless ball due to static electricity when you cut a piece off.

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2/16/2020 3:12 PM

Make sure your cans are sealed and don't transport your bikes with fuel in the tanks. Or as mentioned above, put plastic wrap on the tank fill hole and then screw the cap on. Unless your bikes are leaking fuel...that should eliminate all the fumes.

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2/17/2020 1:52 AM

That’s all part of the motovan high bro

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2/17/2020 3:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/17/2020 3:09 AM

put a lockable jerry can cage on the vans back door (outside). use a funnel/dont miss when fueling your bike. Put an electric fan in the roof for $200

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2/17/2020 5:32 AM

Buy some VP U4 and leave the cap loose....you won't even know its there after a half mile.

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2/17/2020 6:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/17/2020 6:09 AM

SEE ARE125 wrote: Photo

I see your stack of stinky Car-Freshners and I raise you a 6 pack of Maxima SC1 car freshners...

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2/17/2020 7:28 AM

I would wait to fill up my can at the last station before a track and if any was left over after riding I would dump it in the fuel tank of the van. I would always put a plug in the exhaust and the very little that came out the vent was undetectable. I never had a wall in any of my vans. If I were transporting race gas I would suggest a metal can. However, besides the gas in the bike I just always thought of it as carrying around a Bomb and always chose for it to be empty as much as possible.

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2/17/2020 7:33 AM

Couple guys I know installed those hitch carriers and placed locked fuel boxes on them. The boxes are secured and locked in place but are removable and they can load and unload over the carrier. They keep their gas in these instead of inside the vehicle. It also provides a little added security for someone trying to get in the rear door to steal bikes since they won't open unless the box is removed.

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2/17/2020 7:46 AM

SEE ARE125 wrote: Photo
Zeke27G wrote:

I see your stack of stinky Car-Freshners and I raise you a 6 pack of Maxima SC1 car freshners...

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I would raise you a VP air freshener, but that would just amplify the OP’s situation. laughing

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2/17/2020 7:57 AM

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2/17/2020 8:01 AM

I put my gas cans on a hitch carrier so they aren't in the van.

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2/17/2020 9:00 AM

I run a carbon canister on my vent line while transporting. Took care of the fume issues.

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2/17/2020 10:00 AM

215 wrote:

I put my gas cans on a hitch carrier so they aren't in the van.

what type of hitch carriers? got any pictures?

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2/17/2020 10:06 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Couple guys I know installed those hitch carriers and placed locked fuel boxes on them. The boxes are secured and locked in ...more

have any pictures for that?

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2/17/2020 11:34 AM

Have had this discussion about toyhaulers with and without the garage separating wall. The guys without the wall said I was nuts there is no gas smell ever. Lol

In my old Krispy Kreme Chevy van I put padding and carpet front to rear and well a gas can tipped over and leaked into the carpet and padding. Took forever for that smell to go away!

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2/17/2020 11:43 AM

Hey vive got a E-250 ford moto van, sometimes I get that smell, usually from filling it up to full at the pump, dont over fill it...

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2/17/2020 11:49 AM

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