Goldwing Tank


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Biddy56
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Goldwing Tank

Post by Biddy56 » Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 am



Has anybody had experience of the Fuel Tank pick up pipes being blocked due to old petrol being left in the tank. I bought a 1975 GL1000 from a mate who reassured me he had drained the tank and carburetors of fuel when it last run six yrs ago. I put Evaporust in the tank which is quite rust free and managed to clear the main pipe with Carby clean and pushing a sharp coat hanger wire down the pipe and cleaning the strainers but the reserve pipe is still blocked, I get my wire 20cm down the pipe. Has anybody used anything that dissolves the fuel contamination? Or is it a emplacement tank



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SnoBrdr
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Re: Goldwing Tank

Post by SnoBrdr » Sat May 26, 2018 12:02 pm

Biddy56 wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 am
Has anybody had experience of the Fuel Tank pick up pipes being blocked due to old petrol being left in the tank. I bought a 1975 GL1000 from a mate who reassured me he had drained the tank and carburetors of fuel when it last run six yrs ago. I put Evaporust in the tank which is quite rust free and managed to clear the main pipe with Carby clean and pushing a sharp coat hanger wire down the pipe and cleaning the strainers but the reserve pipe is still blocked, I get my wire 20cm down the pipe. Has anybody used anything that dissolves the fuel contamination? Or is it a emplacement tank
People have used guitar strings, speedo cables and the like attached to a drill.

Using anything sharp could puncture the tubes I'd think.

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Re: Goldwing Tank

Post by DaveO430 » Sat May 26, 2018 2:50 pm

I just went through the same thing, only it was the main tube that was blocked. I used a piece of steel cable in a drill and finally broke through it, it was tough.

Biddy56
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Re: Goldwing Tank

Post by Biddy56 » Sun May 27, 2018 5:01 am

Good ideas I'll try the brake/speedo cable ide, the mail pipe was tough but the reserve is presenting a real problem being longer. The carbs will be fun to do :roll: :roll: I have a small sonic cleaner which may work I hope

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Re: Goldwing Tank

Post by cfairweather » Mon May 28, 2018 6:38 am

Most of the GL1000 tanks that I have cleaned have blocked tubes. I pour acetone through the holes where the petcock connects and then use a drill with weed eater cutting line strips. Get the kind that is twisted, not the round. You can get these from Sears in red (stiff) and black (stiffer).

Biddy56
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Re: Goldwing Tank

Post by Biddy56 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:35 am

Cheers I have got a selection of those things to put in a drill and will get into the job Thanks eveyone for the feedback :D :D :D



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