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Need to know the best way to take gas tank out

Old tank rusted inside. Any other alternatives

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Try using an anti rusting agent like CLR. Plug the holes (petcock,vent etc) and swish the CLR around and let it sit overnight in there, your rust problem should go away.

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Need to know the best way to take gas tank out

You have several of options >
  • Remove the tank and try for a better tank from a salvage yard ( Google " motorcycle salvage honda " and " Vintage motorcycle parts honda ").
  • Get a new gas tank from Babbitts. Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. $270 to $650 depending on year.
  • Keep your existing tank by getting a liquid tank liner. Pour it in, swish it around, let it set, rust is no longer a problem > ever. Google “ kreem fuel tank liner “ or go to www.
Personally, the tank liner is low cost and works extremely well. Tank removal is an involved effort. You would be well served in getting a service manual for the bike. With the manual you can do more than just fix the tank. One oil change and the manual pays for itself. Now you can do a whole lot more than just an oil change.
Google "service manuals honda" or try your local library. Often guys will donate manuals to the library. You can also go to and probably purchase a manual there.

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