replace 2nd gen tank

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 14:17:37 PDT 2008


Thanks Randy.

On 6/5/08, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:
> I've never had problems with a newer bike - clean it out, wash it a bit (BBs
> in a pint or two of gas, seal & shake vigorously) and unless you get a lot
> of ugly crud you're good to go. If it's bad, consider the integrity. Modern
> tanks are pretty thin; any significant amount of rust coming out of the tank
> means probable pinholes. In that case probe the tank for soft spots, and
> worst case get a can of kreem. Follow the directions EXACTLY.
>
>  Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
>
>
>  On Jun 4, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>
>
> > 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?
> > >
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> > > >
> > > > 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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