Sealing gas tank


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Al3x2015
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Location: Simpsonville, south carolina
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100i goldwing

Sealing gas tank

Postby Al3x2015 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:21 am



I recently bought a 82 1100i and the gas tank was rusty and still had gas in it. I took the tank off and drained all the gas out and washed it out with a hose and set it up to dry. I am wanting to use the electrolysis method and use por-15 gas tank sealer after. My question is though will the internal fuel lines and wire mesh filter screams be a problem? Also I have heard a lot of guys complaining about how hard it is to get the gas tank itself out of the bike. It only took me an hour but what helped a lot was taking that rubber gromet off on top of the bike that the tank bolt goes through. After doing that the tank slid out with no problems at all!



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SteveB123
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Location: Winchester, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1982 1100I, 60A Poorboy, MSD coil

Re: Sealing gas tank

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:43 am

I was very pleased with the results of the POR-15 treatment on my Suzuki, but all the lines were removable, so I'm afraid I can't comment on the little screens and lines on the GL.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Sealing gas tank

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:24 am

I have used POR-15 several times. As long as you put in a little, a rotate the tank slowly to avoid the screens it's fine..I had no trouble keeping them clear. I tilt the tank forward and add it into the gas filler neck, then rotate to the right side and front of the tank, with the sensor port open so I can look in, once those two sides are done I roate to the back, then tilt back to the front or right side, seal the sensor hole with a piece of rubber and use the locking ring to hold it in place, rotate to get the top of the tank and then take the rubber off and watch as you do the rest of the bottom. Avoid pooling, less is more better to have to add more POR than to try and get it out. I can do three tanks with the small motorcycle kit can. do use the prep stuff they send right after you clean the tank before flash rust can set in..then you have time to get set up with the sealer
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Al3x2015
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Location: Simpsonville, south carolina
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100i goldwing

Re: Sealing gas tank

Postby Al3x2015 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:43 am

Thank you very much! I will do this when I am ready to derust the gas tank!




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