Newbie From Fort Worth

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  1. biknut

    biknut Active Member

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    They sell it at Bates #2 near my house. You can get it online from the Red Line factory. Also Motor Sport sales in Dallas.

    I don't know Fort Worth very well, maybe a hot rod shop. Amsoil is another good synthetic.
     
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    bigdbeach New Member

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    She Lives! The float in my Carb. was stuck, she runs like never before. Went on a two hour ride all over Fort Worth, and a coach from TCU offered me $500.00 for her but I can't sell her she was a labor of love.LOL
     
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    That's the same reason we all have a garage full of them.
     
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    Just when I get her running great the gas tank starts to leak at one of the welds on the studs for mounting #[email protected]& Is there a better way to mount the tank?
     
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    I think you just need to be careful not to overtighten the bolts on the tank. If you cannot wiggle the tank by hand without the bike moving, the bolts are too tight and you risk forming a leak.
    I put a piece of inner tube between the tank and frame also.
     
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    Well thats good to know but how do I fix it now?
     
  7. biknut

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    Don't feel bad. It's almost impossible to get a stock tank to last very long no matter how you mount it. They don't mention that in the instructions.

    There's thousands of ways to have a fuel tank though. Nether one of my bikes have a stock gas tank.
     
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    Well I had our best welder at work try to fix my gas tank today and after the third try no leak but I still put an aluminum epoxy on it too just in case. I think I am going to make a mount for it that bolts to the frame and then mount the tank to it with rubber bushings.
     
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    Well I did not go to Dallas but I did go to the other side of Fort Worth a town named River Oaks, it was about a 20 mile ride there and back. I guess that is good enough for today maybe next weekend Dallas.
     
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    a new use for my Army gear...
     
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    And I painted my tank
     
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    That looks good. It matches the rest of the bike real well.
     
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    Well no riding for me today the back wheel had to come off. Tire Slime could not save this tube, about a one inch long hole in the tube on the seam. So sad cause it is a nice day.
     
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    that bites bigd. :(
    if its a gash, would be checking the inside of the tire for a protruding wire, or something rolling around in there :s
     
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    Well I still got a 13.5 mile ride in today. I went to Home Depot to look for parts for my home made exhaust.
     
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    Well I had to cut my ride short gas tank leak yet again Ugh.
     
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    Went on a 25 mile ride this morning it was great. The gas tank is holding no leaks yet.
     
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    I came up with a name she is "Quick Silver"
     
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    Well I finished my Ammo Can Saddle Bags
     
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    Even if you lay it down what ever is inside would still be safe, those are cool!
     

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