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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-21-2007, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rusted gas tank

I was gone for some time and now my tank is rusted...I know, I shoulda done this or that, I guess I learned the hard way.

I was told that I would have to replace the tank since after I started the bike, rust got into the lines and it is clogged. It runs but when I tried to get the rpms up the bike just bogs down for obvious reasons. It seems like there is no problem with it when the rpms are below 8k.

I talked to the dealer and they said it would cost me $1000 to replace the tank and clean everything. Is there another alternative?
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there are etching kits you can buy but they can cause more problems then rust if the coating doesn't stick well ....

you can get a used tank on ebay or some forum like this one for pretty cheap and if your bike is carbed you can get the carbs cleaned for a few hours labor at any dealership but if it's injected you may just want to get another fuel pump ...
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there are etching kits you can buy but they can cause more problems then rust if the coating doesn't stick well ....

you can get a used tank on ebay or some forum like this one for pretty cheap and if your bike is carbed you can get the carbs cleaned for a few hours labor at any dealership but if it's injected you may just want to get another fuel pump ...
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As suggested, I'd probably just pick up another tank on ebay. You'll save yourself a lot of headache in the long run.

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Alright, I am getting a fuel pump and gas tank off of ebay for $60 each. What else needs to be done besides replacing those parts? Do I have to flush the fuel system to clean everything else out? I am not really a gear head so any help is appreciated.
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the old pump probably caught every thing....
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you can get the inside of tanks sand blasted

Bad idea to ever sandblast inside a tank. Impossible to ever get all the media out. There are places that specialize in repairing fuel tanks. Tank renew is one. I don't know if they are nationwide or not. They chemically clean the inside of a tank and then recoat it. About 120 to 150 bucks for a car tank, I think a bike tank would be much less. I think you found the right answer with used stuff. This is why you should store the bike with a full tank of fuel.

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You can clean and re-coat a tank if you don't have the funds for a replacement tank. I've used Kreem and it's about $30 for the kit.
As far as getting it running again, I would put in the replacement tank and pump, change the spark plugs, and see if it cranks up. If not, consider invesigating the rest of the fuel system, injectors, etc.
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