How to fix tank overflow tube

Wendell Crain wendell_crain at
Sun Aug 3 18:39:00 PDT 2008

Mmmmm...Well thanks for the info. I'll look to see if anyone in my little berg can braze/weld a gas tank. Somehow I doubt it. Anyone got a gas tank they'd part with?

> From: randygrein at
> To: sv650 at
> Subject: Re: How to fix tank overflow tube
> Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 14:33:42 -0700
> Eh, your proposed fix will not - that is, it should not pass tech  
> anywhere and it won't be safe. (Neither are breather tubes that crack  
> off during normal use, but we won't consider that here.) Best option  
> if you can't find one is to clean the tank and weld it back together.  
> There's an entire safety issue with this in that it can be done safely  
> - but the welder needs to know what they're doing. Clean tank, fill  
> with inert substance (I use water), weld with care. Well, I actually  
> braze instead of welding - easier with a gas torch and super-thin tank  
> material.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

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