Remove Rust From a Motorcycle Gas Tank

One of the benefits of being to able to paintings on motorcycles is that you may typically locate them pretty cheap while work on them is required. Typically, a motorcycle that wishes work has been sitting for some time, normally with the tank empty. This way over the years that rust has taken over, as turned into the case with a 1981 Honda CB650 that I had obtained. To say that this factor had rust in it become a real understatement; it had chunks of rust. Luckily although, the tank had no pin hole leaks or whatever and became completely solid. Now to the a laugh component! I will provide an explanation for the method of doing away with rust from a bike fuel tank. As I stated, this changed into finished on a 81′ CB650, so it is tailor-made to that, but I’m positive it’ll work on maximum other motorcycles.

What you’ll want:

Acetone
Distilled water (it’s critical which you handiest use distilled water)
Two stroke oil
A duration of chain four to six ft lengthy
Rags
Something to plug the fuel outlet (I used a small piece of hose a small rag and a chunk of black tape)

IMPORTANT NOTE: ACETONE AND RUBBER DO NOT MIX! If you use rubber to seal the gas output replace it on every occasion you drain the acetone blend as the acetone will devour away at it.

At this factor I’m going to assume that you have the gas tank off the motorbike and that it is empty. Here is a little by little.

Plug the fuel output and make sure it is sealed
Fill the tank approximately ½ full of acetone and permit it sit turning sometimes
Wait overnight
Shake the tank and empty the acetone/rust aggregate into a bucket
Fill the tank ½ way again with acetone and this time drop the chain in
Shake the tank regularly and vigorously. The chain will knock last rust off
Empty the acetone/rust combination into the bucket
Fill the tank up with distilled water and empty it out. Do this until best fairly easy water comes out and no rust can be heard damn around. I positioned a hairdryer in the gas hollow and dried it out at once after
Fill the tank approximately ¼ with stroke oil and shake it round then empty it
Please take away the acetone and different nasty chemical substances well

I noticeably advise installing an inline fuel clear out on the gasoline line in between the tank and carburetor. It will filter any small debris and hold them out of the gasoline machine. This device worked for me, my CB650 ran like a dream after cleaning the tank like this! The next step is to offer the carb an awesome cleansing.

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