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post #1 of 10 Old 03-29-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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taking the gas tank off for repair

the damn dent from my bikes last slide is pissing me off...huge eye sore and i dont just wanna spackle over it. i have a stud welder specifically for dent repair so im just gonna take it apart and repair it when i get a chance. also going to rinse the tank out with an ample amount of dawn and water before the hot mess so not to worry. my question is: are there any seals that ill have to replace when putting the tank back on or can i just use all the original seals that are currently in place?


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post #2 of 10 Old 03-29-2012, 11:27 AM
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No seals need replacing. The tricky part is getting the fuel pump assembly & seal reinstalled properly. I have had my tank apart for dent repair and paint three times, every time it leaked fuel on reassembly. Also be carefull not to overtorque and shear off the studs on the mounting ring.

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also, be very careful taking out the fuel pump. the low fuel gauge is a long wire that requires you to put the pump at a weird angle to get it out and you do NOT want to damage or bend it in any way, shape, or form. wear safety glasses or keep your eyes a good distance away from the pump as you go to remove it, there's a bunch of what looks almost like steel wool type material around the fuel pump on the inside of the tank and it will splatter fuel as you remove the pump.

also, dont use dawn/water. use rubbing alcohol, it'll dissolve into the air with zero ill effects.

AND, it's much easier if you run the tank down on gas before you start your work. you'd be surprised how long it actually takes to drain the damn thing from near full. dont ask me how i know.

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how did you fix it? disassemble and reassemble?

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how did you fix it? disassemble and reassemble?
fix what?

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the leaks

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the leaks
oh that wasn't me. but yeah you'd have to take it back apart and reassemble.

also when you reinstall the tank, pay close attention to the vent lines. dont let them get pinched because the fuel pump has enough power to collapse the tank. dont ask me how i know....

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Fixing and preventing any leaks is done by properly installing the seal. It's just tricky that's all, make sure it is seated properly and the bolts are tighten evenly. When you refill with fuel only use a small amount and keep an eye on it, if it leaks you will know it.

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great...think i have all the knowledge i need to reshape my tank. maybe in a couple weekends. thanks fellas..

and pvster.."dont ask me how i know" lmfao.
with age comes wisdom bud and i dont know how old you are but your biker age is pretty apparent.

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oh that wasn't me. but yeah you'd have to take it back apart and reassemble.

also when you reinstall the tank, pay close attention to the vent lines. dont let them get pinched because the fuel pump has enough power to collapse the tank. dont ask me how i know....
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great...think i have all the knowledge i need to reshape my tank. maybe in a couple weekends. thanks fellas..

and pvster.."dont ask me how i know" lmfao.
with age comes wisdom bud and i dont know how old you are but your biker age is pretty apparent.
Yeah, he seems to say that a lot, doesn't he?

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