JB weld works pretty good.
JB weld is a very stong and durable expoxy that works on almost anything. You local autoparts store will have it.
Posted June 17, 2006 - 06:16 PM
JB weld works pretty good.
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Posted June 19, 2006 - 07:23 AM
thata boy always think BIGGER BETTER MORE HORSE POWER
I saw the crack in my tank as the perfect opportunity to UPGRADE to a larger tank.
Posted June 19, 2006 - 10:41 AM
Epoxy WILL NOT WORK. The problem is that the polypropylene molecules that the tank is made of link with the fuel molecules in the tank, and the plastic gets contaminated. The fuel actually passes thru the plastic on a molecular level. That's why graphics bubble if they don't have holes in 'em; that's why they turn brown; and that's why "natural" or "clear" tanks turn brown after a couple of years if you don't drain the fuel when the bike is sitting. Epoxy is VERY VERY sensitive to surface prep and cleanliness, and since you can't get the fuel out of the plastic (remember, it's on the molecular level), a good fix just ain't gonna happen.
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Posted June 21, 2006 - 08:49 AM
i filled the tank with water all the way and notice that is leaking from a little spot but not from all the crack.
I can tell you how I fixed the crack in my wr400 -00 tank, but is is not a permanent fix. I rode the bike for 3-4 month after with no problems but then I sold it. Yes I told the buyer.
My crack was in the same place as yours and the problem was that when you pushed down on the tank, like pressure from the seat, the ckack opened up. So I put a clamp over the tank pressing it togheter making the crack as wide as possible, then I melted the area with a heat-gun, then I smeared the crack togheter with a soldering iron, then I added glue while the plastic was melted.
The only glue I found to kind of stick to the tank was melt-glue, if added while the plastic was hot, but melt-glue is not resistant to gasoline.
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Posted June 21, 2006 - 12:25 PM
1.how much time you run with it fix?
The plastic tank on my 2001 KLX300 developed a crack, I found a guy near my house that did plastic welding. He repaired the tank, and I have never had any problem with it since.
That being said:
1) Anyone want to buy a KLX300?
2) I would buy an IMS 3.3 gallon tank to replace the stock 2.2 gal.
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