draining the gas from the tank


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Tony Mills
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draining the gas from the tank

Post by Tony Mills » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:59 pm



I just purchased a 1983 Goldwing that has sat inside for the past 5 years. Any suggestions as to what I want to do before I try to start it? How do I drain the old gas from the tank? Thanks, Tony



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Re: draining the gas from the tank

Post by MJSantos » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:46 pm

The only way is to siphon. 83's don't have a drain plug. The best way is to remove the seat and remove the sending unit. That will give you a larger hole to work with. Some if the folks have been able to siphon thru the petcock with it set on reserve. Try that first then get more agressive. Sitting that long you may have rust buildup that has to be removed.

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Re: draining the gas from the tank

Post by Tony Mills » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for the reply. I will go in through the sending unit. Already tried the petcock. I will also look out for rust as you said. Thanks again. Tony

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Re: draining the gas from the tank

Post by Fritz The Cat » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:57 am

Can you run the end of hose into a bucket and hot wire the fuel pump?

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Re: draining the gas from the tank

Post by Tony Mills » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:16 pm

Got her drained and don't see rust. Poored more gas in and drained again. Pretty clear this time. Maybe I lucked out. Thanks for all your help friends. Have a great ride. Tony



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