IMS Natural Tank Cleanup


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  • mweitz

Posted September 28, 2010 - 11:57 AM

#1

I picked up some parts for my WR426 off CL, CF frame guards, rad scoops, side panels etc. Got a nice deal on all of it.

While I was yakking with the guy I told him I was doing a WR to YZ tank / seat conversion and he mentioned he had a natural IMS tank in the back and that it was a mess and partially painted.

I had him pull it out and after looking it over offered him 15 bucks which he took.

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  • mweitz

Posted September 28, 2010 - 11:59 AM

#2

I posted up on http://www.southbayriders.com (SBR) a local moto forum in the South San Francisco Bay Area of CA. Folks suggested a variety of things, so I tried them all. The most successful with EZ Off Oven cleaner. I also had good luck with gasoline and a toothbrush and carb cleaner and a toothbrush.

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  • mweitz

Posted September 28, 2010 - 12:00 PM

#3

I ordered up a new petcock, and cleaned up the hardware that was on there and put it all together. I also ordered a nicer cap for it. The cap cost as much as the tank and petcock!

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out:

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  • jayh300

Posted September 28, 2010 - 01:41 PM

#4

that turned out nice.... (so is the bike)
jay

  • mweitz

Posted September 28, 2010 - 05:37 PM

#5

that turned out nice.... (so is the bike)
jay


Thanks!

I've been working on the bike for about a month. I'm almost finished, it seems there is always some little thing to do :smirk: :p

  • Flagstaff

Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:50 PM

#6

Looks good, Ipaid I think $165 for mine, for a '06 wr450. Had more money than time, at the time. It was mint, though.




 
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