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1986 Fazer FZX700 project

Discussion in 'Other Motorcycles' started by Avi, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Avi

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    Good afternoon all,

    I am working on the fuel tank and I found out that it's kind of a strainer basket with too many to count pinholes spread all over the tank.

    My question is does anyone have a recommendation for a tank sealer or maybe another method to treat the tank for these leaks?

    I might look for a replacement tank out there but for now I would like to treat this tank and use it.

    Thank you, be safe and stay healthy!
     
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    if its on the bottom I would try a 2 ply repair with fiberglass.
     
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    Thank you @xHondaHack and @Simmy

    I looked at the Por-15 fuel tank sealer but since the Caswell is 3 x the $$$ I would like to believe it's also a superior product.

    I looked also at soldering the holes but there are too many and I am afraid that it will be a never ending story with new holes popping up so sealing is a better solution.

    Thanks again, be safe and stay healthy!
     
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    I have used both the Caswell and POR-15 kits and found the key to either is meticulous prep of the tank. Years ago I used the Caswell with not so good prep. It lasted for a long time but eventually pealed off the interior of the tank in small sheets. Better prep then and applied the POR-15 with excellent results. The tank did not have any holes or leaks, this was just preventative as I had had a tank on another bike fail due to rust through. 10 plus years later all is well. I have nothing bad to say about the Caswell, the failure of it is all on me.
    John
     
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    Thank you for the info @Fuller56

    I do see that there are many options out there for fuel tank coating/sealing and I guess you can never know which one is the best or will work the best on ones tank.

    I just saw another one called Red-Kote and it has some good reviews as well.

    I will try to read some more and try to pick one for my tank.

    Decisions decisions...

    Thanks again, be safe and stay healthy!
     
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    You are very welcome. I used Red Kote 1 time and it did not seal the rust holes. I had a different tank cleaned at a radiator shop and they applied Red Kote and soldered a hole and it was fine. I prefer POR-15.
    John
     
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    @Fuller56 Thanks for the replies and the info.

    I am debating now between the Por-15 kit and the Caswell
     
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    And now I have a 1986 Fazer 700! 86 Fazer.jpg
     
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    I keep looking for them within a two or three hr drive. Never seem to be lucky enough to get my hands on one. Nice looking bike.
     
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    Tomah isn't far from Minneapolis, MN and I'm looking to sell it now that I've got it running and polished. It's a little on the small side for me but it is fun! I have a new (used) starter on order as this one makes some noise. IMG_20200827_131100276.jpg IMG_20200827_131028132.jpg IMG_20200827_131042730.jpg
     
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    I saw a black one in your area for $1800.00 for sale, could not find your add. Good luck on the sale. She will sell, the sport version of the XJ700X imho.
     
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    I haven't posted it on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist yet, waiting to get the title back from the state first (and hoping to get the starter noise fixed first as well).
     
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    I see, I am sure you didn't like the $164 for a title now days in WI. I guess they have to pay for the E pubs web site for all the WI DMV needs. I should not jab them too bad, they are fast with the epubs and they get titles out quick. imho
     
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    MN has you fill out a form online now and then a rep will follow up with an email requesting more info, then he doesn't get back to you for awhile and that's where I'm at right now. I currently have an in-person appointment in mid-October just in case.
     
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    Wow, well misery loves company sorry to say. I hope it goes well for you and that you get the paperwork to make her your baby.
     

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