Author Topic: Rusting Fuel Tank - Help  (Read 9458 times)

Offline stocksj

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Rusting Fuel Tank - Help
« on: July 29, 2012, 03:01:19 PM »
Hi, It's a couple of years since I've been on. I have a question, I have an 07 Bandit 1250 and last year didn't do much riding due to some medical issues but I had my bike started and filled up with fuel and put away. This year I can't get the  bike to fire up and today I finally drained the gas takn and found it had rust inside and the fuel cap had corossion. Had anyone noted any problems with their tank? I also think it may have somethng to do with the Ethonol in the gas since I also had starting problem with my other 2 bikes.


Offline Barbarian

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Re: Rusting Fuel Tank - Help
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 04:38:39 PM »
Did they put in fuel stabilizer when they tanked it up?
2006 650 Bandit S w/ABS

Offline edsrockin

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Re: Rusting Fuel Tank - Help
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 05:09:11 PM »
i had to treat my b600 because it sat for a few years. life gets in the way of fun sometimes.

anyway, got some POR-15 (directly from them - had a shipping issue, their CS ROCKS btw!!) and the job is not that hard. it's a little time intensive but not too bad, it can be messy. wear gloves and old clothes or coveralls or whatever.
it's always an adventure

ed rockefeller
09 KLR650
07 bandit 1250
01 bandit 600