replace 2nd gen tank

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 14:00:53 PDT 2008


Hey, if I may semi-jack this thread . . .

I have a 1st gen tank I bought from an unknown seller that is in nice
condition. What would you guys do as far as ensuring the insides are
not going to pollute the engine? I have heard of rust-bonding agents,
tank sealer kits, etc.

Thanks,
Erik


On 6/2/08, zoran <zv30 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Jim,
>  it is 2nd gen.no petcock,fuel pump in tank is petcock.
>
>
>  Zoran Vujasinovic
>  Twin Works Factory
>  775-786-4881
>  www.twfracing.com
>  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Stewart" <js at strappe.com>
>  To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
>  Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 8:49 PM
>  Subject: Re: replace 2nd gen tank
>
>
>
> > Jo Rhett wrote:
> >
> > > So without the pump going it won't spill?  Great ;-)
> > >
> > > Any way other than hose/mouth/siphon to get 2 gallons out of the old
> tank and into the new one?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Jo, the tank's fuel valve is vacuum operated. No vacuum, no flow. So
> there's no problem removing the tank, just disconnect the vacuum line, the
> fuel line, the fuel sender wires and vent lines at the rear.
> >
> > By the same token, if you want to empty the tank just pull the fuel line
> and direct it into a suitable vessel. Then apply vacuum to the vacuum spigot
> on the valve and fuel will flow.
> >
> > I use a Mity-Vac to suck on the spigot, but you can do it by mouth. It's
> clean and doesn't take much vacuum.
> >
> > -js
> >
> > --
> > http://www.strappe.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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