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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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600a gas tank help


I just got an '87 600a. Gas tank is shot. Got rusty, jagged areas and has a hole or two.
My question is, what can I replace it with? I've seen the $750 OEM part and looked at a few ebay used ones. Ive read about fiberglass fabricating one. haven't seen any ugly, small or even standard size aftermarket tanks. Am I missing a great option? Most part site searches send me to tank pads.
Any easy swaps with other models or years? Got no problem learning a new skill. I just need it to work and be safe. Capacity not a big issue. Not concerned with looks/style.

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You can probably find a used fuel tank for that bike on ebay.

Another option is to get some Evapo-Rust at your local auto parts store. It will eat the rust away almost like magic, leaving the good metal unharmed. Then you can patch any holes with JB Weld.

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One mechanic recommended the POR-15 gas tank repair kit, especially for severely damaged tanks with repairs. Here is one web site:
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 09:34 PM
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i'm in the same boat with my tank. the only tanks i've seen on ebay lately are $350-250 and like 160, the $160 is really rough.

i missed out on one 2 weeks ago for $80 shipped. uggh!
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