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As long as your fuel filter is upstream from your pump and carbs, there shouldn't be any rust getting into anything but the filter. For the short term, I'd just put an over sized filter in the line and carry a spare. For the long term two alternatives seem viable to me, one is to haunt eBay and the various bike salvage outfits on the net to find a better tank; the other is to pull your tank, sand or bead blast it or chemically remove the rust and coat it. There are several good fuel tank sloshing compounds on the market, they are used in aviation too. Cleaning and coating your tank should do the job but you might want to do a little light poking with a sharp scribe around the worst rusted parts of the tank to make sure there's still enough metal left. You don't want the thing to crack or start pin-holing. Small pinholes will seal with sloshing, but larger weak spots might cause the tank to fail in a big way.
 
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