GL1000 - Gas Tank restoration


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Emile
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GL1000 - Gas Tank restoration

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Hi everyone,

I'm restoring my GL1000, and currently hitting a problem with the gas tank.

I'm de-rusting it ising RESTOM kit. It goes well.
But if I blow air on the holes on the output lines (where the tap is), there is no air going out in the tank.

2 possibilties :
Both gas lines in the tank are fully clogged.
Or there is some kind of check valve.

Can someone clarify this point for me ?
Thanks


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Re: GL1000 - Gas Tank restoration

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No valves but I think there might be a strainer. If you had a lot of rust, I'm sure they are clogged. An old speedometer cable and a drill can often get them cleared out enough to let the rust remover in.
Electrolysis is also a great way to derust a tank.
Be careful if using a coating that you don't reclog the lines. Maybe keep air going through them while the coating dries?
Emile
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Re: GL1000 - Gas Tank restoration

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Yes for the coating it is a godd idea, I can blow air from time to time to be sure nothing is gonna clogged the lines.

But for now I have to find a solution.
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Re: GL1000 - Gas Tank restoration

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Success !!

The drill and a cable was a good idea.
I was using only a metalic wire.
So finally it's unclogged ! :)


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