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Fabricate to lower coolant reserve tank?

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2003 1800r

Hi. My leak is back again. The epoxy,due to the location of the leak being where it butts up to the motor has softened despite being 500 degree epoxy. There was no leak for the first several rides but here I am.....

Because the tank is obsolete, I am thinking of pulling the tank again, reapplying the epoxy and figuring some way to fabricate a mount that lowers the rank about 3/4 of an inch or at least as far as I can yet keeping it above the frame so it doesn't bottom out.

I haven't begun this attempt but thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone has ideas....i even saw a video if a guy who moved the tank altogether (to the toolbox?) When he fabricated dooley exhaust.

Any tips would be appreciated.

The leak is in the corner where the black grime is.

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There is a guy on a couple VTX Facebook groups who deals in VTX parts. By all accounts he is reliable according to feedback I have read on those same groups.
I have talked with him a couple times in the past looking for things and while we never completed any transactions he has always been responsive to messaging and a seems like a good guy.
I contacted him and he says he has the tank you need, he sent me a picture.
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I did not ask him about his asking price or even the tanks condition, figuring to leave negotiations up to you two if you decided to contact him.
You can find him on FB, his name is Jason Kesner.
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How about a way to reach him for those of us who don't do FB?
I asked Jason if there was a way for those who don't use FB to get ahold of him.
He said "I have my cell number posted on the old VTX Cafe and get calls and text from there."
He then gave me his cell number to post into this thread. (225) 228-8558
He requested that anyone contacting him text him first.
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Yer killin' me, Smalls! I, and many others, still use a flip style phone, to t-a-l-k with people. As such, it does not text either. Appreciate your efforts.
lol did the best I could. He didn't give me an email.
By this point I don't know how "many" people still use flip phones... but to each there own lol
It may be possible to text using your computer without having a smart phone.
I'm no tech guy... and I have a smart phone so I never expended any effort trying to reinvent the wheel 😎
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Thanks for the input.
I used a two part high temp (500*) epoxy because I couldn't find a jb weld for plastic that was high temp. It worked for about five rides. Fulkrum pointed me to a guy on FB who has a replacement so i bought that.
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You might want to get some 3M Aluminum tape:
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Apply it to the recovery tank to help reflect heat
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