Tour Buddy Systems - *Your gas station on the trail* Tour Buddy
Auxiliary Fuel Systems for the touring snowmobile/ATV enthusiast
"Your gas station on the trail"
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Tour Buddy SNOWMOBILE Tank FAQs

 1. Where does the tank fit?
 Some Tour Buddy tanks are attached under the hood and some are attached on the rear deck area. Please check choose your model for your sled make, year and model. Under the hood Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel systems are for liquid cooled sleds only.
 2. How much extra gas can I carry?
 Your Tour Buddy tank is designed to fit your sled and varies in size. The smallest tank is 2.0 US gallons or 7 litres and the largest is 4.5 US gallons or 17.5 litres.
 3. What is the tank made of?
 Your Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel tank is factory made of high density polyethylene. Each tank is pressure tested before being assembled and shipped to you.
 4. Does the Tour Buddy tank hook up somehow or do I have to dump the fuel into my main tank?
 When installed correctly, the Tour Buddy fuel system is fully automatic and empties into the existing fuel system.

The Tour Buddy tank empties first and because there is a fuel filter installed in the Tour Buddy tank, clean fuel is flowing to your main tank. All the parts for a complete installation are included with your purchase of a tank.

Under the hood Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel systems are for liquid cooled sleds only.

 5. How much does the tank weigh full of fuel?
 Fuel weighs about 6 pounds per US gallon The tanks vary in weight depending on size. The smallest tank weighs about 14 pounds full and the largest tank weighs about 28 pounds full.
 6. Where do I put my spare belt?
 For under the hood Tour Buddy tanks, the spare belt clips must be removed before installing your tank. You do have to find another place to carry a spare belt. For your own safety, you should not travel without one! Some sleds may have room in the belly, forward of the engine while others may have to use the baggage compartment.
 7. What about using the Tour Buddy on rough groomed or ungroomed trails?
 The Tour Buddy tank itself is strong and has good integrity. You know yourself if you are an aggressive rider or use physically demanding areas to ride your sled. You should check the tank and the riveted areas of your belt guard, as well as the belt guard itself, for wear or stress, loose rivets or cracks and take appropriate action.
 8. Can the Tour Buddy tank be removed easily?
 Yes, it can. Another option is to not fill the tank with fuel if you are only going for a short trip.
 9. What makes it work?
 A little bit of physics goes a long way here.

A vacuum is created in the main tank when fuel is being used. The Tour Buddy tank is attached with the vent line to the main tank and vented through the vent line on the Tour Buddy tank. Air is being pulled in through the Tour Buddy and the fuel is pulled with the air into the rest of the system.

The Tour Buddy tank empties first, and your fuel gauge will show full until the Tour Buddy tank is emptied and then the fuel gauge will go down as fuel is used from the main tank.

Tour Buddy belt guard mounted tanks are not suitable for installation in fan cooled sleds because of the heat under the hood. Many tanks are for liquid cooled sleds only. The rear mounted tanks can be installed in the fan or liquid cooled models as listed by make, model and year. Choose your model!

10. How much does a Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel tank cost?
 All Tour Buddy fuel systems are $189.00 CDN. A shipping and applicable taxes (Canadian) are extra.
11. What did Ontario Snowmobiler think of the Tour Buddy?
 

If you haven't heard about the incredible Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel tank system, you're obviously not paying attention to what's really slick in the snowmobile aftermarket. Tour Buddy auxiliary fuel tanks can add up to 14 liters of extra fuel capacity to just about any late model snowmobile. Last season, the fearless OSM/SUPERTRAX Test Crew ran Tour Buddy's on a number of our press sleds, both in Canada and the USA. We found the Tour Buddy Fuel system to be one of the very best new accessories we've come across in all our years of snowmobiling. Having the convenience of extra fuel-delivered automatically to your sled's main fuel tank via a simple and effective filter/syphon system is just too good to ignore. Once we rode with a Tour Buddy, we found it a real inconvenience to head out on a trip with a sled which didn't have one installed. Whether it was a local ride or a multi-day tour, being able to make the next town, the next gas stop or just make it back home with confidence was fantastic. After thousands of miles of riding with Tour Buddy's, we give it a gold plated recommendation and that's not something we do often! Go ahead, get one for your sled this season - you'll be glad you did! Contact 1 (888) 244-1112 or check out their new Web Site at tourbuddy.com.

Excerpt from "ONTARIO SNOWMOBILER"
September 1998
Vol. 13 No. 1 page 10
"Rumour Mill"
(Reprinted with permission)

12. What did Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO/CCOM) think of the Tour Buddy at Rendez-Vous '98?
 

Read about Rendez-Vous '98 and how Tour Buddy Systems helped!

13. How do I contact Tour Buddy?
 

Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail!

Tour Buddy TRUCK Tank FAQs - SOLD OUT

 14. Where does the Tour Buddy truck tank fit?
 The Tour Buddy Systems TM auxiliary diesel truck tanks fit snugly on the inside of your truck box over the wheel wells.
 15. How much extra gas can I carry in a Tour Buddy truck tank?
 Each Tour Buddy truck tank holds 11 US gallons (41.6 litres). Up to four tanks can be fitted and plumbed to provide up to 44 US gallons of extra fuel with no interference with the useable bed area.
 16. What is the Tour Buddy truck tank made of?
 Your Tour Buddy auxiliary truck tank is factory made from durable 3/16" high density polyethylene and each unit is covered by durable polished 1/8' aluminum diamond plate. Each tank is pressure tested before being assembled and shipped to you.
 17. Does the Tour Buddy truck tank hook up somehow or do I have to dump the fuel into my main tank?
 When installed correctly, the Tour Buddy fuel system is fully automatic and empties into the existing fuel system. The fuel flow is automatic with no complicated parts. No pumps or valves are required and the auxiliary truck tanks empty first. Because there is a fuel filter installed in every Tour Buddy tank in the system, clean fuel is flowing to your main tank. All the parts for a complete installation are included with your purchase of a tank.
 18. How much does the truck tank weigh full of fuel?
 Diesel fuel weighs about 7.4 pounds per US gallon, so 11 US gallons of diesel will weigh about 82 pounds plus the 32 pounds for the tank and diamond plate.
 19. Can the Tour Buddy truck tank be removed easily?
 Yes it can. You can transfer the system to a newer truck with one of our installation kits. Call for prices.
 20. What makes the truck tank work?
 A little bit of physics goes a long way here. The Tour Buddy tanks are controlled by limiting the vent that allows air into the tank when fuel is drained out. This is accomplished by installing two fittings in the trucks main fuel tank at 3/4" to 1 " below the top on the side of the tank on plastic tank models or a special fill pipe adaptor with the two fittings if you have a steel tank. We then attach the fuel transfer line that comes from the bottom of the auxiliary tanks to one fitting and the other line marked VENT that goes to the top of each auxiliary tank to the other fitting. When the truck has used enough fuel so that the level drops below the level of the two fittings in the main tank, air rushes up the vent and fuel runs out the transfer line filling the main tank. When enough fuel has entered into the main tank to cover the two fittings in the main tank the fuel stops the air going into the auxiliary tank, when that happens the flow of fuel from the auxiliary tank stops.
 21. How much does a Tour Buddy truck auxiliary fuel system cost?
 First, shipping and any applicable taxes are extra.
US Price: Price $390.00 US ($1425.00 US for a set of four) + shipping

Canadian Price: $443.00 CDN ($ 1,593.00 CDN a set of four) + shipping + applicable taxes.

Tour Buddy ATV Tank FAQs

 22. Where does the ATV tank fit?
 The Tour Buddy Systems TM auxiliary ATV fuel tank attaches to the front rack of most ATV's. There are numerous hard points (threaded steel inserts) moulded into the tank.
 23. How much extra gas can I carry on my ATV?
 Your Tour Buddy ATV tank holds 4.3 US gallons (16 litres) of fuel.
 24. What is the tank made of?
 Your Tour Buddy auxiliary ATV fuel tank is factory made of 3/16" high density polyethylene. Each tank is pressure tested before being assembled and shipped to you.
 25. Does the Tour Buddy ATV tank hook up somehow or do I have to dump the fuel into my main tank?
 When installed correctly, the Tour Buddy ATV fuel system tees into the main fuel delivery line and is controlled by a simple ON/OFF valve.
 26. How much does the ATV tank weigh full of fuel?
 Fuel weighs about 6 pounds per US gallon. Full of fuel the ATV tank will weigh about 26 pounds.
 27. What about using the Tour Buddy on rough trails?
 The Tour Buddy ATV tank itself is strong and has good integrity. You know yourself if you are an aggressive rider or use physically demanding areas to ride your ATV. You should check the tank and the rack attach points for wear, stress or cracks and take appropriate action.
 28. Can the Tour Buddy tank be removed easily?
 Yes, it can. Another option is to not fill the tank with fuel if you are only going for a short trip.
 29. What makes it work?
 The Tour Buddy ATV auxiliary fuel system includes fittings and a valve that will allow you to tee into the main fuel delivery line and uses a gravity feed.
 30. How much does a Tour Buddy auxiliary ATV tank cost?
 First, shipping and applicable taxes are extra.
US price: $ 99.00 US funds + shipping
Canadian Price: $129.00 Can + shipping + applicable taxes

Tour Buddy ATV Rack Cover FAQs

 31. Where do the Tour Buddy ATV rack covers fit?
 There is a front and a back rack cover available to fit most ATV's on top of the existing rack. The small rack is 32 " side to side, and the large rack is 39" side to side.
 32. What are the ATV rack covers made of?
 Your Tour Buddy ATV rack covers are made of 3/16" high density polyethylene in black only.
 33. How do the Tour Buddy ATV rack covers attach to the racks?
 The Tour Buddy rack covers attach with self-tapping screws we supply. You determine the attach locations and drill the rack cover and rack tubing as required.
 34. Can you use a Tour Buddy front rack cover and a Tour Buddy auxiliary ATV fuel tank at the same time?
 YES!
 35. How much do the Tour Buddy ATV rack covers cost?
 US Price:
PAIR (1 small, 1 large) $49.95 US funds + shipping
SMALL $25.00 US funds + shipping
LARGE $35.00 US funds + shipping

Canadian Price:
PAIR (1 small, 1 large) $69.95 CDN + shipping + applicable taxes
SMALL $30.00 CDN + shipping + applicable taxes
LARGE $45.00 CDN + shipping + applicable taxes


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