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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Kinda messed up

So a few days ago I was doing some work on my bike and had to take off the tank. About ten minutes later noticed a strong gas smell. When I took the tank off I had it on top of a blanket but had it leaning forward. Gas started leaking out. Besides having the whole thing painted, any other ideas?

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Damn that sucks. Who knew such a small mistake can be such a big headache

I honestly don't think theres too many options.

Plastidip is a temp solution but wouldn't look all that great, same with a tank bra.

See if anyone has any better suggestions, but stripping and painting it unfortunately is your only option in my head

Used tank of the same color on eBay?
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^ dave13 did the same thing to his duck that I just painted within days.
Shit happens.

Order a new OEM tank painted already. Sell that one on eBay.



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Hold on we can do something cheaper. Tape and add a stripe. Look great

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Sand it smooth and get a vinyl stripe/decal/sticker etc.

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The gas did that to the paint???? Is there something about your Kawi Joe?

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its a ex500, sell it and get a SV650 , you'll thank me later
That's the thing....I don't feel it's worth it to put money into it. My plan was to hold onto it for the rest of this season and then upgrade next year
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The gas did that to the paint???? Is there something about your Kawi Joe?
Fuel does that to all paint, bike or cars.

If you plan on selling it at the end of the season, vinyl sticker or some other method is a way better idea than spending $150-250 on painting the tank.
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Yeah I think I'm going the decal route. Just have to find one that's at least somewhat decent
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When I fuggered up my tank, I figured Ody would shoot me, lol!

Go the sticker route, and chalk it up to experience.
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mercury has gone retrograde. all kinds of unexpected stuff happens during this time.


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Fuel does that to all paint, bike or cars.
I've accidentally spoiled gasoline on my tank before, didn't Jack it up and it was fine. Weird..

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mercury has gone retrograde. all kinds of unexpected stuff happens during this time.


google "mercury retrograde"
What happens when Mercury retrogrades? You miss appointments, your computer equipment crashes, checks get lost, you find the car you just purchased during Mercury retrograde is a lemon. (Or, you hate your haircut, the lamp you bought shorts out, your sister hates her birthday gift.) There will be countless delays, cancellations and postponements--but know these will benefit you in the long run. Don't fight them, although your frustration level and feeling of restlessness will be hard to cope with at times.



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What happens when Mercury retrogrades? You miss appointments, your computer equipment crashes, checks get lost, you find the car you just purchased during Mercury retrograde is a lemon. (Or, you hate your haircut, the lamp you bought shorts out, your sister hates her birthday gift.) There will be countless delays, cancellations and postponements--but know these will benefit you in the long run. Don't fight them, although your frustration level and feeling of restlessness will be hard to cope with at times.



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I've accidentally spoiled gasoline on my tank before, didn't Jack it up and it was fine. Weird..
Could be luck or could be better quality clearcoat/newer paint

I definitely wouldn't make it a habit, on some cars you can see the rust lines near the fuel doors from people spilling fuel when pulling the nozzle out

Chances are you just spilled a couple drops, Joe might have had a little more on the tank which caused that damage

Brake fluid is way worse...
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Could be luck or could be better quality clearcoat/newer paint

I definitely wouldn't make it a habit, on some cars you can see the rust lines near the fuel doors from people spilling fuel when pulling the nozzle out

Chances are you just spilled a couple drops, Joe might have had a little more on the tank which caused that damage

Brake fluid is way worse...
I see, will definitely keep that in mind!

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The tank was about 3/4 full when this happened. I took it off to do some work on the bike. Had it on the work bench but it was leaning forward. So since it was leaning forward, all that gas was against the cap. And lets be realistic....A rubber seal is only gonna work to a certain point
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