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yeah - get the carb bodies into an ultra sonic device is an essential i'd say.

Tanks clean best with a concrete tumbler, you wrap them into protective
clothes and have them attached inside the tumbler, fill in some sharp stuff
like wood screws into the tank at first, and rotate for some hours then.

i did that it the past, it works great, get some phosphoric acid and some
tank sealer then and everything will be fine.

yeah i wouldn't mess with that fuel pump either.

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After my last post I took the 1st filter off the inlet side and noticed you can see into the pump through a quadrant, I used a probe to rotate the internals, after a few revolutions and pumping a lot of WD40 into it, it became freer. At first with 12v and not turning it was pulling 2 amps, now it runs well and pulls 0.3amps. My mate that owns the bike came around and checked out the situation, he said depending on how it runs over numerous tests in the next few days he will get me to reinstall it or spend the $200 for a new one, his call. We are going to use a pressure blaster to give the tank an initial clean, then see what we have to work with. Watch this space lookin good.
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$200 for a new one
there are cheaper solutions at hand, check out california cycle works
in example, some car pumps do work also, but i have no idea which.

the pressure blaster will get you nowhere, some hot water and soap
in the kitchen sink will work as fine. You'll need that concrete tumbler,
they work miracles, i had one in my living room for ages.

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there are cheaper solutions at hand, check out california cycle works
in example, some car pumps do work also, but i have no idea which.

the pressure blaster will get you nowhere, some hot water and soap
in the kitchen sink will work as fine. You'll need that concrete tumbler,
they work miracles, i had one in my living room for ages.

I agree with Muschi and other posts.

There is some very serious crap inside that tank.

I had to do a similar thing to BSA tank I had. Rotating like Muschi advised with a bunch of screws inside to abrade the crap should work.

I would also advise against being tempted to coat over the crap with something like POR15 - it will bite someone someday.

Do you ever think - damn, I wish i hadn't said I will get it going for you?

I know we all want to do things ourselves, but maybe consider taking the tank to an "expert" who will have chemicals, equipment and experience in this matter.

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with the issues the sport classic guys got with the etanol and their expanding
abs plastic tanks, and from own experience, i do know that there are some
very nice tank sealing kits for the do it yourself guy around. Nothing like the
white cream stuff or Por 15, that is true, but some nice 2K epoxy sealant will
work for sure. Preparation is the key, get the cement tumbler and some phos-
phoric acid, the good sealants are not cheap though.

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Ten minutes of this Ö



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Now time for a swim, early winter, east coast Australia, not too bad.
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those two got to be the pics of the week - congrats on the result.

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those two got to be the pics of the week - congrats on the result.
Thanks, I will work on it a little more, the remaining brown isn't rust, it's that varnish like stuff. I didn't know my wife took that first shot until I downloaded the clean tank photo. I included it to give an idea of how easy it turned out. Now my 60 year old fat gut is on the net I may start collecting 60 year old female stalkers
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so the zinc on the inside is all intact and there is no rust at all ? - wow.

i bet that there aren't too many 60 year female stalkers around here,
but you never know.

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Hi Otherwise
By the look of the photos i take it your based around se qld(guess)
Ducati Goldcoast are great to deal with. Speak with Myles he is the owner. I got a new sender for mine was roughly $200. Ducati Brisvegas was $300ish. With the pump I got mine from a local efi speciliast for $70 is the same pump used in Volvo. My sender fell apart too best money spent if he is going to ride it Melbourne

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