Help for a new owner - Please!


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mjsracing
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Help for a new owner - Please!

Post by mjsracing » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:03 pm



Hello everyone. My name is Mike and I just bought a 2000 GL1500 SE in Raleigh NC. Bike has only 11,000 miles. The catch is that the bike was last ridden and parked in 2006 -- 12 years ago. Bike sat inside, neglected for 12 years. No storage prep at all.

The fuel tank is very rusty. I want to take it out and fix it. I have had no luck getting the tank out.

I have removed the body work, cases, rear wheel, both shocks. As far as I can tell, i've removed everything the service manual says to remove. But the tank hits the starter ( it's on the right hand side), the swing arm/drive shaft tube and the fuel gauge bolts hit the frame.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help!



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Help for a new owner - Please!

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:54 pm

There are some tips in the following topic.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12772

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bohdan
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Re: Help for a new owner - Please!

Post by bohdan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:03 am

I had the same issue on a 77 GL1000. Rusty tank and I knew it was gonna be a problem. I used a chemical called "Rust Out". ( If I recall correctly). It works like a charm. Filled up the tank and let it sit and then siphoned it out. Amazing stuff. Not cheap. 6 gallons would cost you maybe 120 buckeronies. THe stuff can be reused. It has a shelf life of 5 years I think. Beats taking the tank out. Good luck

mjsracing
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Re: Help for a new owner - Please!

Post by mjsracing » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:39 pm

Thanks for the advice. I decided to try cleaning the tank with a product called "metal Rescue". In a day or two I should know how it worked,

I am going to replace the fuel pump and fuel level assembly because they are so gunked up.

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Re: Help for a new owner - Please!

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:52 pm

I left my'91 outside untouched for about 10 years and just got it up and running last year doing just about everything you've done. The gas tank issues were identical and once it was cleaned, the fuel level sensor was fine, so no need to change it out. My fuel pump DID fail and I installed an aftermarket pump at 75% savings on the cost of a new/used one from Mother-Honda. Its possible you will get lucky with both the pump and sensor too, , , , ,Good Luck on the project.



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