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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Visible rust when I open gas cap

Its not chunky or flaking off, just looks miscoloured. Do I need to be concerned and to fix it do I really need to remove the tank?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 07:17 PM
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You may have to remove the tank since gas does not mix well with any kind of rust. It would kill the bike

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 02:51 AM
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post up a pic my tank has a rust color to it and has been that way for a year or so and i have had no issue with it but i cant tell you your will be the same with out a pic

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 08:17 AM
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I would just keep an eye on it. If it is only discoloration at this point there should not be a problem. You could drain some fuel periodically from the tank via the hoses and check for debris. If there is any contamination you then should react. You could also install a small clear fuel filter in the line so you have an easier method of watching any progress of the potential rust situation reaching your carbs. Good luck and let us know your choice and the future situation if it progresses.

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