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Open tank surgery

Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:49 pm

After spending a lot of time repairing and sealing my bike tank when I took it out for a test ride I still had a leak through one of the badge bolt holes.











once the sides are repaired I will de-seam it as well while its open that and rid it of rust.
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Re: Open tank surgery

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 pm

Keep posting pictures, this is interesting repair work!
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Post by Logi on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:04 am

Much as I appreciate the effort, wouldnt you be better off with another tank?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:34 pm

Logi wrote:Much as I appreciate the effort, wouldnt you be better off with another tank?

I'm on a 100cc yamaha forum no tanks there and none found on fleabay and every bike being broken I contacted the tank had already gone plus I get to remove the rust from the inside and know the whole thing is rust free.
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Re: Open tank surgery

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:51 pm

I had similar issues with my 1982 DT125LC1, there was just no parts about. Stupidly, there were 3 new old stock fuel tanks on ebay for £50 each when I first started the project. Then when I needed one they were all gone. Nor could I find a replacement tank.

I couldn't find a stator or CDI for it either, so I converted it to run on DTR125 ignition system from the late 90's instead.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:04 pm

I did ask the blokes on yammy100.com if they knew if anything else fitted and came up blank on that and as bike breakers are non-existant now I can't even rock up to one and have a fitting session.
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