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I just bought a 2004 vulcan classic 800 how do i clean out the fuel line and gas tank

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Try out the electrolysis way. please send me your email addy on knight_owl007@yahoo.com and i will send you the complete process wth illustration.
As for the fuel line, remove the line and blow it out wth high air -pressure.

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Hi, Scott to properly fix fuel contamination issues you must start at the source the "GAS TANK" you will need to buy a gas tank rust remover and metal prep solution system, go online and research the different products available, stay away from rust converters and liquid Kreem liners, I recommend POR15 because it stops rust permanently you will also need some nuts and bolts ball bearings etc. and a service manual.
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