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My float got stuck again and i was searching why this would be. It got stuck not long after i hit a big hole in the road.

I emptied my tank and saw in the last fuel i drained a little filth. I think this will be the problem.
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Is this rust or just sand?
How can i clean the tank entirely? It seems like a little bit of fuel is stuck in there.
 

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If you have rust in your tank my friend told me his way of cleaning take the tank off bike empty it use compressed air to dry it then adapt a sand blaster to use corn cob media or just dump a fair amount in the kind they use to clean brass for reloading and just keep spraying it inside the tank with compressed air the corn cob will bounce around and take all the rust of the walls inside the tank and will not harm anything works perfect
 

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Hello,

My float got stuck again and i was searching why this would be. It got stuck not long after i hit a big hole in the road.

I emptied my tank and saw in the last fuel i drained a little filth. I think this will be the problem. View attachment 187852
Is this rust or just sand?
How can i clean the tank entirely? It seems like a little bit of fuel is stuck in there.
Rust.
 
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I had this both in my BMW R100 gastank (rust) and in my 2002 Harley Dyna gastank, rust AND lose paint/coating from the inside.
That made the rust removal useless, coarse the coating kept coming lose and clogging the filters, lines and carburator. The old inside coating didn't dissolve in either Aceton or Thinner.
I had to let the inside clean, sandblasted and coated by a specialized company. Huge pain in the . . . and costly.
The specialist told me, that he gets this coatring problem more and more with newer motorcycles, due to the Bio-Ethanol in E10 gas.
He advised to us 98 gas without Ethanol.
 

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If you have rust in your tank my friend told me his way of cleaning take the tank off bike empty it use compressed air to dry it then adapt a sand blaster to use corn cob media or just dump a fair amount in the kind they use to clean brass for reloading and just keep spraying it inside the tank with compressed air the corn cob will bounce around and take all the rust of the walls inside the tank and will not harm anything works perfect

Cormac McCarthy???

Joe T.
 
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