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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Tank is trash.. what tanks fit our bike?

Ok so I busted one of the bolts to the petcock in the tank...then busted not 1 but 2 extractors...took it to a pro to get the bolt out.. no go!..he basicaly jsut made the hole biger and ruined the nut that is tacked to the inside of the tank...unless I can find someway to "glue" the petcock to the tank..without leaks.. well its trash!....The tanks on fleebay are way way above my price range..so are there anyother tnaks that fit our bikes?.. or does anyone have a good glue fix that is fuel resistant?. I thought about useing JB weld.. but I dont have alot of faith in that stuff....help!
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With some mods I have a vn800 tank on mine

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what kind of mods did you have to do?
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https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14376
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That might be a bit out of my scope...LOL..looks damn good though!
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there is no tank that is a direct fit. but with mods anything is possible.
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My sister has a Fatboy tank.. I was thinking of trying that... not sure about the petcock for ours...I will ahve to ponder this one!....what are your thoughts on useing JB weld to hold the petcock on.. one side the bolt is fine.. so it does have a little security...
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I have a fatbob tank in the garage... just for this conversion... It doesn't fit the lines of the frame right... no matter how i configure mounting brackets the tank looks off.

JB Weld... there is a JB Weld product designed for fuel use. I have used JB weld to make all kinds of products... and when you take your time and prep the work correctly, it will hold up for many many years to come. Another option is to JB weld it as a temp, as you look for a "new" tank that fits your bill better... a few weeks a go a tank went for 25 bucks shipped on fleebay.

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Thanks... I am thinking that JB is the way to go fo now. I just needed a push in that direction...LOL
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Think Slim could answer this question since he's more familiar with JB Weld. Could you clean the existing hole thoroughly, fill it with JB Weld, drill and tap it out for the bolt? Years ago, I used a product to restore some stripped threads in engine internals. Can't remember the name of it, but you coated the bolt with a release agent, applied the material to the stripped threads, and lightly threaded the bolt into the stripped fastener. Let it sit overnight, possibly longer, and then removed the bolt. Left perfectly formed threads, but you could only tighten the bolt to 80% of the speced torque. That shouldn't be a problem on the petcock, because the bolts just hold the O-ring against the tank. Should be able to find it in an auto parts store.

Think this is what I used: http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-81668.../dp/B000AL4WAS

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