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Zac4mac
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Got mine open, more info(PIX) in archives -
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/47623/811179.html?1513447438





Z

(Message edited by zac4mac on December 17, 2017)
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just a question/ thought.
Now that its open would it work as a cover over an S2 tank? Just running ideas through my head?
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K12pilot
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting, keep us in the loop!!

Good thought Ken,
I don't remember details but I sized them both up next to each other....
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Like Ken suggested ,or make a fuel tank from alloy or sheet metal that fits inside the actual tank cover!?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you have access to such machinery, maybe use the existing as a rotocast-mold, to pop out an exact-fit liner/tank? I know Winnebago does their motorhome holding tanks that way, in order to utilize every cubic inch of space under a chassis...
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Zac4mac
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have thought about a bladder, can't come up with a way to seal at the cap or connect to the outlets.

S2 tank is too wide, but the next time I ride the RS, I'm going to see how close.

I expect I will find a material to line the tank with like RTV or a flexible/non-rigid epoxy to coat top and bottom, then glue them back together with.

All just ideas tho at this point.
Gotta give 3M a call, maybe Loctite(Schenkel?) too

Z

<edit> still wondering if the 2 outlet fittings that go to solenoids are supposed to be the same level, as they are now or should one have a tube sticking up for the main.
Need some help here from Brankin or another "old-timer"...

(Message edited by zac4mac on December 17, 2017)
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would check aircraft supply places. They line tanks all the time. Maybe Aircraft Spruce?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=fuel+sealant&x=0&y=0

(Message edited by williamscottrobertson on December 17, 2017)
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Zac4mac
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The first page of your link had a can of Bill Hirsch Automotive alcohol resistant tank sealer.
They only had the quart size but Bill Hirsch's site has pints. Perfect.
ACSpruce's description got me -
"1 Pint will seal a 10-12 gallon tank. Good for all fuel types. Works well with all metal and fiberglass tanks.
Note: For Experimental Aircraft Only!"

Thanks WSR
Zack

<edit> Well Bill's is a "pour and slosh" so I need to find an alcohol-proof epoxy first. Still looking

(Message edited by zac4mac on December 17, 2017)
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 07:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I know the proseal stuff is good, but its a wipe on. I would look at the epoxies on there too. MGS is a good one. I would think most quality epoxy resins would be fine to reassemble the tank, then slosh. Good luck!
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Blks1l
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am in aviation maintenance and was also going to suggest the fuel tank sealants "Proseal", there are different types of sealants and they do flow well, that may be a good option.
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Zac4mac
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Excellent suggestions gents, Thank you.

So - sand smooth
Seal with epoxy, brush or putty knife
Assemble top and bottom, glue seam liberally
once cured, pour and slosh

Finis?
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Hootowl
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Think the seam will require fiber to be strong enough?
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K12pilot
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't I would sand it too smooth... ya want whatever u use to be able to bite to something. IMO
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Would the ugly fuel cell from an X1 fit under there?
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K12pilot
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The problem is getting fuel in in & out...Unfortunatly
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Oopezoo
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 07:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow....that is some gnarly looking sludge in there
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Zac4mac
Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 03:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Look at the pix in the archived post I linked above.
I posted 6 pix of the insides, took a dozen or more "refreshes" to get all 6 up.
Shows much more detail than the one here.

Thanks for looking and idea-inputs.
Can't wait till Alicia is made whole again.

Z
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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 07:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ultimately the best is to grt the stock tank refurbed to keep the bike original. But if all else fails it would not be hard to make a fuel cell that will fit under and have a flange that yhe cap csn bolt into. From the outside it would appear stock. The inside the tank does not have to be all crazy easy largest shape that will fit
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