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Offline KWolf

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Gas tank liner peeling off
« on: May 20, 2015, 05:09:00 pm »
I recently bought a 2002 Connie, and it's got an old tank liner that's peeling / flaking off.   :-[  So far there are no symptoms of that crap gettting into the fuel system, but I'd like to get it taken care of asap.  My current thought for the best course of action:

1) buy a temporary tank that doesn't leak or have a liner in it (cause I can't be without the bike for more than a few days)
2) send the original tank off to Gas Tank Renu (they said it'd cost anywhere from $85 - $250 for them to give it their treatment)
3) when they're done fixing the original tank up, have it repainted to match the original silver of the 2002
4) reinstall the original tank and resell the temp tank

Sorry for the newb question, but are all model years the exact same tank?  Other ideas are welcome too, but I have already ruled out a diy liner and I do like the idea of the tank being as protected from rust as possible.  I don't suppose anyone makes stainless tanks for this bike?   ;)

-KW

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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 05:52:49 pm »
Dan Bergman has/had a brand new never used tank for 250.00 , maybe you could find a used one cheaper but this one is new. Here is a link to a post of his, gas tank is number 48

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,57685.0.html
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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 07:37:56 pm »
I sold my last spare tank, but I have coated tanks before using POR-15 products, they work great.

they have a solvent / sealer remover that they say will remove any current tank sealer today, and its cheaper than sending it out...


http://www.por15.com/POR-15-Motorcycle-Fuel-Tank-Strip-Repair-Kit_p_60.html
« Last Edit: May 20, 2015, 07:41:00 pm by MAN OF BLUES »

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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 09:27:36 pm »
To remove the liner use MEK, methyl ethyl ketone, or methyl ethyl DEATH. Nasty stuff. If you choose
to use it, put a plastic bag over your head and tape it closed. (not really)
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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 12:42:29 am »
your welcome
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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 01:30:13 am »
your welcome

Thanks.  :)  Not trying to be ungrateful... just got busy today trying to juggle everything.  Haven't heard back yet from him; hopefully he still has the tank to sell.

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Re: Gas tank liner peeling off
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 05:39:13 am »
UGH.....................

From my past experiences.................

Old tank needs to be soaked in MEK for a couple of weeks to dissolve the existing lining,  Major flush job!!!!!

Plan on 3-4 weeks minimum. The more the better.

I use the KBS Tank Coating system that takes 4-5 days to install properly,

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