My bike and I have always had this hate-hate relationship. The fuel tank on there now is the third since I bought the bike in 2005. The first was a week after I bought the bike rust perforated from the inside. The second I bought used on ebay I put it on the bike. It lasted a little over a year before rusting through. Now tank 3 I bought on ebay prepped the tank cleaned it with acid and then had it coated. 2 years later the coating turned to grey slime clogging the carbs and petcock. After cleaning with chemical stripper and a coating of naval jelly. It went back on the bike. last week I noticed the smell of fuel and there was something running down the top of my left air filter. It was gas it seemed to be coming from the petcock ordered new o-rings went to put them on today. It is not the petcock it is the left front tank ear. It is coming from between the ear and the tank I cannot actually see the leak so it will be nearly impossible to weld it back. So here is the dilemma Is it worth it to me to go through tank #4 mod a vn1500 or vn800 tank or sell the bike as is save some cash and look for a vulcan drifter (1500 of course). just fed up and rambling I guess Thanks for listening.