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Old 12-01-2009, 11:33 PM   #196
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Nice work Gus,
I bet it was fun getting it on the stool.
I reserve the stool in the shop for working on the mini-bikes, KX655, China 90s and a couple 50's laying around.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:05 AM   #197
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NOW WATCHA GONNA SIT ON?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #198
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NOW WATCHA GONNA SIT ON?
Ahhhh Doc, ye of little faith. I would not use my 'sit on' chair for this. Oh no, that chair I have been using since 1972. That chair was old when I started using it at work. The company changed hands and that chair stayed. When I left, they were glad for me to take that ratty old thing with me. I have had it ever since.
My wife, Spot, and few special nick-nacks & 'the chair' are the only things that do not have a price tag.



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Old 12-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #199
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Today I found bad stuff.

See....


All came out of the tank.


The outlet was gunky too.


Plus the gauges need some attention.


See the rest of the days story here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Dragon43/77xt500#

Gradually learning her dark side. he he he


We'll be friends soon. A few more secrets I need to ferret out of her and then we'll start over on the 'startin' dance.

I have been trying to win her over by paying attention to the details and buffing off the rust and cleaning up the corrosion on the bolts and stuff as I go along. "Dremil®" is my friend....
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:30 PM   #200
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Looks like someone took a shit in her gas tank Gus. Or at least in the float bowl.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #201
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Gus,
I'd be watching ebay for an Aluminum tank from an XT550 or TT500.
No more rust problem.
till you find one, take from BB' or a hand full of nuts or washers you got laying around and toss them in the tank and start shaking.
Might even intentionally mis load the wasking machine so its out of balance and lay it on top wile in the spin cycle.

I use to work for a guy that had a parts shaker, it was filled with polishing stones, that thing was the best for a rusty gas tank, toss some of the rocks in side, drop the tank into the shaker and in 30 mins it was spotless.
I've been contemplating how I would build one.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #202
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Much easier to acid etch it, then coat with POR15... and be done with it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #203
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I use to work for a guy that had a parts shaker, it was filled with polishing stones, that thing was the best for a rusty gas tank, toss some of the rocks in side, drop the tank into the shaker and in 30 mins it was spotless.
I've been contemplating how I would build one.
You drive a Freightliner??? You may have the answer to your shaker.. :)
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:04 PM   #204
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You drive a Freightliner??? You may have the answer to your shaker.. :)
That is one for Bill.... he he he
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:55 PM   #205
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You drive a Freightliner??? You may have the answer to your shaker.. :)
Actually... NO.
I got two Volvos and an Autocar, THANK YOU!

I use to have a Freightshaker though.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:33 AM   #206
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Since I was a kid I always liked the manly look of an AutoCar.

It is cold out there and I am dragging my feet abut going to the garage...

I are a wuss ............ :: the shame ::::

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Old 12-03-2009, 03:17 PM   #207
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Gus, order some Kreem and use it in your tank, it will be as good as new.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...&stockId=48985

I bought a YSR50 and the inside of the tank was ruined from rust, I used the Kreem in it and it's been perfect for 10 years now, it's good stuff.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #208
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Gus,
if you come by the shop tomorrow morning I will give you the stuff you need (acid and Kreem) to fix the tank.
I am leaving at noon though, going to MTB over at the Womble trail.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:52 PM   #209
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A tip I picked up from an antique tractor website is to ratchet strap the tank to a rear tractor wheel with some drywall screws inside the tank and go to work. Should work with BB's too, no shakin that tank over here Boss.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:51 PM   #210
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Gus, order some Kreem and use it in your tank, it will be as good as new.

How big is that tank? I might be able to fill it with Kreem for ya?

That was too obvious, I can't take credit for that.
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