Well, it's been a lovely day. I managed to find out why I always smell gas, I realized I have a hairline fracture someplace under the left mounting tab on the gas tank. I guess I tightened it too much.
Upon taking it off, I set it on something that wasn't too sturdy, and it fell over and now the paint is scuffed on the right side of my once-was-mint-condition tank
What's my best route on fixing this hairline crack. I tried to look for it today, I think it's UNDER that mounting tab somewhere. I was going to attempt to solder it, but I don't know if I can get to it. I thought about trying to clean around the ear really well and sealing all around it, or getting something for the inside of the tank to seal it that way. Inside, my tank is SPOTLESS.
Problem there is, it seems the fuel level sender is in the tank too, not sure how to go about getting that out if I were to pour a sealer inside the tank.
The tank is off the bike, cleaned out, and drying now, i'll check it in a couple days to see how fumy it still is.
Sooo, can I salvage my tank?