leaky tank

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  1. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Hey guys.
    I have an 01 sherco 2.9 with a leaky gas tank.
    Any suggestions as to what will fix it for more than a couple of weeks?
    I have tried JB Weld and a few other things so far.
    From what I hear, it's a pretty common problem with these bikes, so there must be something out there.
    Besides a $240 new tank:eek1
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  2. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    i have neve tried a sherco tank but i have done some plastic tanks and i good luck eith the stru from the Stihl chainsaw dealer
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  3. Doctor Zed

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    Could you kindly expand on that sentence fragment?:ear
    Thanks
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  4. Sting32

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    I think he tried to say he had good luck with the stuff from the Stihl Chainsaw dealer?

    Wondering if he's saying Stihl hadsome product, or the dealer had found some product?
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  5. grizzzly

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    I have no idea what happened there :huh what I am trying to say is
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    I have never tried it on a Sherco tank but I have done some plastic tanks and I have had good luck with the plastic gas tank repair stuff from the Stihl chainsaw dealer

    I think that it was Stihl brand stuff but I don&#8217;t really remember
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  6. GTC

    GTC Been here awhile

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    I had the same problem on a GAS GAS, I took it to a radiator repair place and had them weld it. Its holding gas. (So far :cry, knock on wood)
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  7. Metrotexual

    Metrotexual Been here awhile

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    This same thing happened on my 2.9 Well, almost the same. The plastic where the petcock mounts to the tank got all weak and flimsy. I tried many different things, then eventually schlepped some JB Weld all over it in hopes that I could get another few rides out of her. That was more than a few rides ago, and no problems yet. I'll be looking for a new tank from RYP when it finally breaks.
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  8. Black Beard

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    Zed I have some stuff in my garage that worked on my gg tank,( the petcock nuts just spin in the tank). Its called Poxy for Pros. Slow setting two part epoxy, 3500psi with a working time of 30 minutes. It cures clear and hard. If you want to use it let me know.
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