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Super Siphon Puts An End to Siphoning Gas With Your Mouth

 Next time you run out of gas, let this simple device do the siphoning for you!

Published on 03.12.2015

Siphoning gas is an awful experience. No matter how hard you try, you always seem to get gas or fumes in your mouth. Not only does it feel like a fireball in your mouth, the noxious vapors irritate your eyes, lips and throat for hours. But when you’re out of gas, often your only option is to man up and start sucking.

Smart riders avoid this situation by bringing extra fuel, but you can still use up your reserves if you get a little throttle happy or you loose your way. You can also run out when a planned gas stop no longer exists or you encounter a leaky fuel line.

A siphoning hose is an essential tool to carry for any Adventure Rider and at some point you’re probably going to use it. Wouldn’t it be nice if that hose would do the sucking for you? On a recent trip to Baja, a fellow Adventure Rider introduced us to a tool that has made siphoning gas with our mouths a thing of the past. It’s called a “Super Siphon” and it works like magic.

super siphon 3/8" hose.
The Super Siphon uses patented technology to siphon fuel without using your mouth.

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It looks just like a normal hose but on one end there’s a red plastic tip where all the magic happens. It’s easy to operate and doesn’t require a power source. You simply dip the red tipped end into the fuel and put the other end into the empty tank you want to fill (at a lower elevation). Next you jiggle the Super Siphon up and down while submerged in fuel until it starts sucking gas through the hose. A check valve only lets liquid pass in one direction and once the fuel flow gets started, it doesn’t stop until it sucks dry.

super siphon transferring fuel to motorcycle

It’s easy to run out of fuel in Baja, MX where gas stations are unpredictable. Make sure you bring friends that ride GSAs and carry a Super Siphon! (Photo courtesy Dusty Wessels)

We were amazed how easy it was to siphon gas with two motorcycles side-by-side. We didn’t even have to get off both bikes to perform the transfer of fuel. In just a few minutes we were up and running again and back on the road.

The Super Siphon from BikeMaster uses a 5.5-foot-long 3/8″-diameter hose that is compact and easy to stow away in your motorcycle luggage. Its clear plastic tubing allows you to see the fuel flowing and it’s capable of transferring up to 1.5 gallons of fuel per minute. The acetyl plastic materials are resistant to gasoline or other hazardous chemicals, so it should last a long time as well.

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Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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