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Old 07-25-2011, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hopefully someone here has had to remove the fuel tank from an aspencade 1984 gl1200....is there an easier way to do this than having to remove the back tire as the haynes manual describes for proper removal....i would really rather not have to do that...but i will to get that tank clean.it has been sitting for 3 yrs. and it smell like varnish in there....also some cleaning tips would be greatly appreciated....just started on her and i will definetly need some solid advice to bring her back where she should be.....thanks.
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Electrosis Thats the way i did it, worked great, no need to remove the tank. My thread is on here somewhere but i can't find it to give you a link. Maybe some others can help. Here's a before and after pics.

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that looks very interesting, i used carb cleaner to get everything loose after i removed the sending unit then used a vacum to remove everything
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In your mechanical aptitude is good Electrostatic Rust Removal is in expensive, doesn't involve any chemicals that tree huggers object to and is as effective as anything else. Google it and you'll get lots of hits describing the procedure.

DO NOT KREEM THE TANK. These coatings will cover the intake screen and stop gas flow.
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i used carb cleaner to get everything loose after i removed the sending unit then used a vacum to remove everything
That's exactly what I did. Bought a gallon of that B-12 stuff, filled the empty tank with it, let it sit, took a piece of 1/2" square tubing, duct taped on a flux brush to it, scrubbed the tank with that, took a piece of 1" pipe and duct taped that to my shop vac to pull out all the crumbs... worked great, took about 3 hours, did everything through the sending unit hole.
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i actually used spray gummout carb cleaner, not the smartest thing to do but it worked and i didnt get blown up and the shop vac still works fine
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As long as you are not in a hurry, electrolsis is safe,non-toxic and very cheap, as long as you have a battery charger.Under $5 for the washing soda and a piece of rod for the anode.
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