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Barracuda
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Tank cleaning

Postby Barracuda » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi all, new member just to say hello before I begin, Username is Barracuda but prefer Cuda wouldn't let me put it when I joined said it was too short so had to lengthen it a tad, had bikes all my life like many of you. I've had a few GT's over the years the last one was a GT750 Kettle in Blue which I restored about 22 years ago currently on with a Yamaha FS1E which Kev has very kindly just sprayed the cosmetics for me on and done a hell of a job.

To my question, I have a friend who has just come across a 1970's Yamaha RS100 Torque Induction he's currently searching high and low for parts for it but the job at the moment is to clean out/de-rust the tank I'm led to believe Citric Acid is the thing to use if this is correct which type and where from please ... and if anyone knows of anyone who may have parts for one of these do please give me a shout, thanks

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mizzytheman
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby mizzytheman » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi Cuda,

Welcome to the forum,

Just recently de-rusted the tank on my Z1300 and used this. 2KG should be more than enough.

Citric Acid 250g - 25Kg Best Grade Anhydrous Bath Bombs Home Brew https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 0395458753

Barracuda
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Barracuda » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:05 pm

Thanks for the welcome mizzytheman much appreciated and thanks for the link I've just passed this on so he can get on wi it ;)

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Alan H
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Alan H » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:20 am

Hi Cuda, you stalking me? ;) :lol:
Glad you're suited with the paint job for the fizzy tinware. Does a good job does our Kev doesn't he?
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Gary66
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Gary66 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:06 am

Ay up Cuda, its me with the rs100, small world eh :lol:

PS just bought some citric acid so fingers crossed

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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Barracuda » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Hi Alan, yeh I just don't hear enough from ya on t'other site so thought I'd follow you around fer abit see what yer up to :) Gary, even though I have looked in before the site was recommended to me so decided to join and ask about the Citric Acid treatment on your behalf good to hear you've got some that should do the trick nicely ;)

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Alan H
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Alan H » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:15 pm

Citric acid crystals are good in a vibro cleaner, but don't do more than 15 minutes twice or the carbs will pit summat horrible. I tried on an old knackered one first fortunately.
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Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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canaletto5
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby canaletto5 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:32 pm

Alan H wrote:Hi Cuda, you stalking me? ;) :lol:
Glad you're suited with the paint job for the fizzy tinware. Does a good job does our Kev doesn't he?
The cheque's in the post Alan :P

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Alan H
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Alan H » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:04 am

Another illegal immigrant? :roll:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Gary66
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Re: Tank cleaning

Postby Gary66 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:56 am

Not got a vibro cleaner so could use our lasses..............nah, skip that, water and electrics don't mix :lol:


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