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Gmaple
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thats what I thought on the carbon cover. I agree with the ethanol thinking. Im going to keep my s1 wl for a long time so ill probably pop for the alloy tank.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ethanol free is all Ive ever used since Ive discovered it.
I do release the gas cap periodically. I can hear the gasses escape when I do. does this mean the vent isn't doing its job?
However, when I take the tank off, if I don't plug the vent line, liquid gas will come out.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"However, when I take the tank off, if I don't plug the vent line, liquid gas will come out."

Another tip for anyone that ever takes their tank off. If there's still gas in the tank and it's off the bike for any period of time, make sure you attach a hose to that valve on the gas cap and run it away from the tank. I pulled my tank off my bike last summer and set it aside for 2 days. When I came back to it I found a giant bubble in the paint right below that valve where all the fumes had been seeping out over the weekend. Shame because my paint was still looking really good after 20 years!
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Mike_lee
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh ya... i wiped that shit off really quick and washed it after.
Learned the 1st time...Leave vent tube on : )
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Liquid wasn't even coming out of mine, so I didn't notice. It was all just fumes. I'll probably just cut out the bad paint and slap a Buell sticker over it for now, but between that mess and the crack in my front fender that needs fiberglassed, at least I won't have to feel bad about painting a bike that had a perfectly good paint job at some point.
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Oopezoo
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i have 3 tanks for my S1......2 small ones, and 1 Manta. The paint on all of them looks like crap. At this point it is the absolute last "to do" I will consider fixing. Maybe never
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Mike_lee
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

so what if you have a tank that has the original paint and sand it down just enough for the new primer to adhere?
basically just rough up the old surface.
theoretically, there shouldn't be a reason for it to bubble.
would make sense. or am I still missing something?
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34nineteen
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting link on building your own tank using a Paughco kit.


https://www.hotbikeweb.com/diy-gas-tank-fabricatio n
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Jamie04
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mike, My first tank I painted was just as you described: 10 year-old black factory paint with no blisters. I wanted blue (because a previous M2 I had owned and loved was blue.) I scuffed the factory paint, used a quality sealer and paint. (That is the tank in the background of the photo above with two blue tanks.) It started with a few small blisters after four years. (The worst blister is on the other side from the photo.) I can only assume that if I had not painted it, the original black paint would have also blistered at some time.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Picked up a manta (thanks kmbuell), but before i go swappin the fuel parts, does anyone know if the fuel cap assembly is the same for the warrior tank and the manta? It still needs to be painted so i have a few months before actually doing the cap but if they arent interchangable, id like to start lookin for parts.

And thanks again for all the help and advice....you guys rock!

(Message edited by Mike lee on February 21, 2018)
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 07:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

From what I've gathered, all the gas caps are the same, the only difference is that some tanks, like my smaller S1 tank just have big screws that go into the plastic. Some of the newer tanks have threaded fittings in the tank for a machine screw. As long as you have the right hardware, any of them should work.

Also, and I could be wrong on this one, but I heard the X1 locking gas caps aren't actually specific to a key. Any barrel key will open them, so you can still use those on any bike without the headache of taking it to a locksmith to get a key.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have heard the same about the locking caps. If that's not the case, im a locksmith so that don't bother me much : )
Actually, the cap in question is a non-locking cap anyway.
I do know what you mean by the screws. the warrior tank has coarse threads phillips head, while the manta (at least this one) has the fine threaded allen flat machine heads. hopefully that's all the difference.
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Bd3
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I tested it... the ignition barrel key from a 2004 HD Fatboy works on a 2001 Buell M2 gas cap for sure
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Kmbuell
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I believe that all tuber round key cap will work with any round key. All mine work that way. S2 with flat key are coded. May be some early S1 that use the lock too.
My M2 locks itself every once so often. Confuses me at the gas station!
Kevin
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mike Lee, can you re key barrel locks? I have a set of bags on my S3 from another S3, Id like to key them to match the ignition.
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Buellbum
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

My M2 locks itself every once so often. Confuses me at the gas station!




i thought it was just me not remembering that i locked it. lol... then i began to realize that due to the vibraion, it locks itself. this bike has a mind of it's own.
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Screamer
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The flange part number also changed when the screw number changed - so I suspect the flange needs to matched with the correct screws. I think the flange change was for the 1999 models.
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Maybe this is an option for tank paint. Anyone have any experience with this Autodip? High gloss, polishable/sandable.

https://youtu.be/PEmjmiXl6Yc
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Mike_lee
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would try that...what can it hurt?
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is a sprayable vinyl it would work as long as there are no issues. For how long not sure. If thete is issues it will just make it worse.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 05:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Similar to the plasti-dip that I sprayed my daughters and miine jeep wheels with. Held up for a good year through the pa seasons and the occasional muddin.
This looks a cut above.
The tank i have has the raised letters. Ill probably just mask those off and not waste new ones just in case it peels.
If it dont work,im out a few bucks and a cpl hrs.
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good idea mike. I was hoping they may have a white pearl for the S1W. Looks like it would be a custom color.
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