Posted by Lanse on August 19, 2012 at 06:02:19 from (184.108.40.206):
Hey yall, remember me? I know I havent been around here a lot, but Ive been working a lot and spending time doing a few other things, and that combined with the fact that I havent had a paid welding gig since like May means that I havent been posting a lot here lately. But thats okay, since hopefully that'll change soon here :)
Well anyway, earlier in the summer I bought a KLR250. It was a nice bike and fun to ride but it didnt have the power to keep up on the backroads, and I eventually got tired of kick starting it all the time, so I sold it (for a profit) and bought a Honda Shadow. I LOVE this bike, I think its AWESOME and I really like riding it...
Thing is, I got it as kind of a "hacked" restoration, although it has a lot of new parts, Ive had to "fix" a lot of them. Ive freed the stuck choke (PO sold the bike because it always ran rich), replaced the damaged jets, straightened out the back rest, oil change, spark plugs/wires, etc. Nothing major, just a lot of little things.
Anyway, it looks like whoever painted this gas tank (which needs to be re-painted) didnt bother to mask over the main fill hole, and got paint on the bottom of the inside of the tank.
When I noticed that, it was submerged in gas and you could dip your finger in there and it would come right up.
Now that Ive been riding it for a week or so and need to refuel it, it seems to have dried again.
What should I do about this? Im no mechanic, and Im afraid Ill get a piece of that in the fuel system and Ill end up on the side of the road (again) with a stuck float. BTDT, not fun.
My options are:
1) Get in there witha rag, paper towels, etc and remove as much as I can even tho I may knock some loose. Rinse the tank with gas and hope for the best, reinstall on bike.
2) leave it be... Theres "supposed" to be a fuel filter built into the petcock.
Im no mechanic, and would appreciate anyones thoughts...
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