Originally Posted by SuperDave
2. Remove tank from bike. Drain all fuel. Let it sit open overnight in an outdoor location(but covered so rain won't get in it) to vent fuel vapors.
6. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: Bake the tank in an oven at 200° for one hour. This is why you MUST make sure there is NO gas fumes remaining in the tank, or your oven may catch fire or even explode..
Is it normal the fact I get a big grin on my face imagining the oven door exploding open by some numbskull that may not have gotten all the gas out of their tank ?
Seriously though...if you have access to dry ice some gas.companies will use dry ice to evacuate vapors from under ground gas tanks. I guess by law they have to use it. It works pretty good too. When ever Im about to paint my tank I drained the gas remove valve, then filled it with very hot water and Dawn soap det,I shake the bejesus out of it drain & repeat till I smell nothing I never tossed one in the oven though