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Agree. Thats the problem with second gen. fuel tanks. They look nicer without seam and they have owerflow passage line inside, but if the tank gets rusted inside from sitting too long, all that crap goes down quickly to the fuel line and fuel pump's filter and plugs them. Difficult to clean it out. This won't happen with the first gen. tanks.
This is why letting any bike (with a metal tank) sit almost empty is a bad idea. I always store my bikes filled to the top. Swap old fuel for new every 6-8 months if stored for longer. Once the tank is fouled, the only way to make it serviceable again, IMO, is to properly seal/line it with one of the better tank sealers. They really should make tanks out of 316SS. These problems wouldn't be a concern then.


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This is why letting any bike (with a metal tank) sit almost empty is a bad idea. I always store my bikes filled to the top. Swap old fuel for new every 6-8 months if stored for longer. Once the tank is fouled, the only way to make it serviceable again, IMO, is to properly seal/line it with one of the better tank sealers. They really should make tanks out of 316SS. These problems wouldn't be a concern then.

over 80 percent of ALL cars and most trucks have plastic fuel tanks.today..
protected on 4 sides.. by reinforced sheet metal..


not voting for plastic bike tanks... but something better would be nice..
like for years.. the corvette had a bladder inside its fuel tanks..
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over 80 percent of ALL cars and most trucks have plastic fuel tanks.today..
protected on 4 sides.. by reinforced sheet metal..


not voting for plastic bike tanks... but something better would be nice..
like for years.. the corvette had a bladder inside its fuel tanks..
I don't get that either. You can spend $20K or $30K on a new bike and still get the same steel tank that's been having issues since the early 1900's . With all of the advancements in materials in the last 20 years, you'd think a few bucks on a proper liner or better metals for such an application would be a no brainer.
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This is why letting any bike (with a metal tank) sit almost empty is a bad idea. I always store my bikes filled to the top. Swap old fuel for new every 6-8 months if stored for longer. Once the tank is fouled, the only way to make it serviceable again, IMO, is to properly seal/line it with one of the better tank sealers. They really should make tanks out of 316SS. These problems wouldn't be a concern then.
...but properly sealing a VTX tank is almost impossible, so just store it full of fuel.


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Yes... the only thing in front of the front tire is...............open road.
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