Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Spain and Gibraltar
Plastic/Polythene fuel tanks.
Does anyone have an opinion on these plastic fuel tanks?
My 1988 KLR650 was standing for many years without use with the result that the stale fuel seemed to cause the tank to be very rusted internally.
I cleaned the tank with a very powerful rust cleaner plus shaking it around full of old nuts and bolts, however fine rust deposits are still passing through the petcock filters and ending up in the float bowl.
Now that I'm using the bike again and getting very attached to it (just like an old girlfriend) I don't want fine rust to pass through the carb and maybe wear the bore and piston.
The eBay images of these plastic tanks don't look very appealing but I suppose they can be painted to improve looks?
Any opinions would be very much appreciated.