Motorcycle Repair Diary #3

Gas Tank Off and seat up

Next on the list was to get the gas tank cleaned out. Because we don’t have the key and the cap is locked I had to disconnect the tank from underneath. The tank is only connected to the bike via the exit valve on the bottom and the seat holds it down on the top.
I unscrewed the whole mechanism from the tank and immediately gas started to run out the bottom. and it was black and sludge ridden.  I emptied as much as I could in a milk jug as I swished the remaining gas around in the tank.  I will need to get the cap release to flush it out more.

The valve that is inside the tank. It was pretty sludge ridden.

gas tank off until we can find a key and clean the tank out.

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