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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Went out for a nice ride yesterday, a Father's Day treat while the kids were napping...

Come home and the bike smells of gas. F*#@. Checked it out today, and lo and behold - the tank has failed where the rear mount is welded on. Somewhere underneath that bracket there's a crack or one of the welds pulled out or something and it's leaking enough to put a small puddle on the floor overnight.

Can I get this welded up? Or does anyone have a tank? The one the PO put on my bike is from a 00-01; if someone has a different one I guess I could sell my side covers and get new ones to match...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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You should be able to repair that. Either welding or brazing would do well. Both options will require a touch up paint. I'm not sure if you could seal it with some sort of fuel resistant epoxy or something.
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You could weld it. However, this is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS with a fuel tank (i guess gasoline vapors like to ignite or something...). Be sure to take appropriate precautions.

I have used JB Weld to seal leaky fuel tanks before. You need to make sure it's well prepped and has no grease/gas there when you apply it. Once cured, grind/sand it down and touch-up paint if you feel it's necessary.

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I have used this JB Weld on tanks.
http://jbweld.net/products/industro.php

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