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I have a 4 yr old Honda Shadow and the fuel tank has a rust pin hole through the bottom of the tank and dripping gas!!. Any ideas what would cause this on such a new bike ? Things to do to prevent it. Always use fuel stabilizer in the winter. Stored in garage. Have bought a new tank and dont want this happening again. Carbs were plugged with rust. 1000.00 bill in the end.
 

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Hi Dave. I think the fuel tank was stored for periods of time with little or no fuel which will allow condensation to form & work it's magic. That is why I fuel all my equipment in the fall & add sea foam as my stabilizer. It will keep fuel fresh for up to 2 years & it's good for your system as well!

Available here at Qualicum Auto.
 

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hatchetman wrote:
Hi Dave. I think the fuel tank was stored for periods of time with little or no fuel which will allow condensation to form & work it's magic. That is why I fuel all my equipment in the fall & add sea foam as my stabilizer. It will keep fuel fresh for up to 2 years & it's good for your system as well!

Available here at Qualicum Auto.


Ditto what hatchetman said. Never put the bike to rest even for a few days without a full tank.
 

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Thanks Guys. It was always stored full tank with stabilizer. Thats what the puzzle is. Why would it still rust out?
 

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Well you seal the new tank to start with..POR15 or have it nickel plated or ???
 
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