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08-30-2009 09:01 AM
flitecontrol I have no real problems with the Kreem itself, just the way it was used by the clown who installed it. Insufficient tank prep, and failure to pull the petcock before using. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
08-30-2009 12:05 AM
Acid7711 Yeah, no sense in screwing with it. I'd just replace the petcock itself. As for the Kreem, people seem to hate the stuff, but for me it was a life saver. All in the prepwork.
08-29-2009 11:19 PM
95VN750 Directly from the Kreem web-site..

How can I remove old KREEM?

Acetone or methyl ethyl ketone (available at most paint stores) will re-dissolve Kreem. Fill about half full, seal the tank and leave for about 24 hours with periodic agitation. Drain into a container and inspect tank. If Kreem remains, pour solutions back into tank, reseal and repeat until all Kreem is removed.

Acetone is not as bad as everyone says.... I have worked with it for the last thirty ( yes 30 ) years. bare handed, it is an organic cleaner/degreaser. it will dry out your hands and point out any and every small cut you may have but that is it. ( like putting alcohol on an open wound )

As for the petcock. if it is plugged in the reserve side you can try to clean it or just price out a new/used one.

Good luck with your endeavor and hope it all works out for you.
08-29-2009 10:26 PM
Originally Posted by junkyardroad View Post
Take the petcock out and use acetone or trimethylene chloride (paint stripper). Nasty stuff, both. If it were mine, I'd buy a better tank used or new.
Think I'll probably just remove the screen from the petcock. My inline filters ought to catch anything coming out of the tank.

A new tank really isn't an option. The bike is stock, almost showroom quality, and I want to keep it that way. New tank decals alone cost over $250, and I've yet to see a tank for sale that looks as good as mine. The PO was in no way mechanical, and whatever the stealership told him he needed he approved. I'm not convinced that the tank actually needed to be Kreemed. A good cleaning probably would have been sufficient. The tank was not cleaned prior to lining, as evidenced by the bits of crud embedded in the Kreem. Also, where the gas cap latch has worn away the Kreem, there is very light rust.
08-29-2009 08:33 PM
junkyardroad Take the petcock out and use acetone or trimethylene chloride (paint stripper). Nasty stuff, both. If it were mine, I'd buy a better tank used or new.
08-29-2009 03:57 PM
VN750_DawgsFan I believe if the petcock is clogged, you'll have to replace the whole thing.
08-29-2009 10:07 AM
flitecontrol Hmmm. Wonder if my wife would notice her bottle of nail polish remover was low? Haven't pulled the petcock yet, but I believe someone posted that the filter screen, or part of it, was plastic. Don't think it would handle the acetone too well.
08-28-2009 11:24 PM
Acid7711 Kreem has some info on their site, I believe acetone, but I could be wrong.....
08-28-2009 01:30 AM
VN750_DawgsFan Haven't used it yet, haven't had the time. But I do plan on using it soon. Depending on the condition of your tank after stripping away the old liner, it might be a good idea to go ahead and reline it with the better liner that come with the kit.
08-28-2009 01:20 AM
Originally Posted by VN750_DawgsFan View Post
My tank was lined also with Kreem by the PO. One of the guys on the yahoo group told me to use the HD CYCLE TANK REPAIR KIT. Here's the address he gave me for it, http://www.por15.com/HD-CYCLE-TANK-R...ctinfo/HDCTRK/
Have you used it yet? I'd just like to get the liner out of my tank. Not looking to reline it.
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