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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Cleaning---

Got this from the XL Forum & started to post in the Goat's Belly, but thought it might be useful since a lot of the VN750 are getting older...
Some odd ways of cleaning a gas tank...
I know I used to clean my old outboard gas tanks after pitchin in several hands full of gravel in them by shaking by hand, this might save a lot of elbow grease...lol...

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13169059524751

Someone elae also stated that they had used their clothes dryer after wrapping the tank in blankets or something, just on fluff, no heat...
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OK, OK, I just had to do something, the forum has been pretty dead today...lol...

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What is he using the shovel for? lol
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What is he using the shovel for? lol
...LOL... Could it be his shocks are bad and he's keepin the wheel from bouncin up & down...???
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Good video OD.
I`ve also read about wrapping the tank in a quilt and rattling the nuts around inside for a couple of hours to clean the rust out.

Fortunately I live in a dry climate and the inside of my tank is still pretty much rust free.

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I've heard of filling the tank with BB's, wrapping a quilt around the tank and placing it in the dryer on cool and letting spin for a while.

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What a riot ! Red Green got nuthin on this guy lol. I think he's using the shovel to regulate the speed of the wheel, ha ha. Its a limited slip rear end on the truck and it looks like he's using the shovel as a brake... or it could be his shocks lol.

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Nuts

I'd love to see or hear the audio from that wrapped up fuel tank in the dryer with a hand full of new 9/16ths nuts banging around inside

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Buttt....

But what does one use for sheep poo ???...*innocent look*





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And of course you have the obligatory beer swill...




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