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Old 07-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Help welding a MC gas tank

I tried welding the bottom of my R6 gas tank this morning on the lowest setting. When I started there was a pin hole, after touching it with the wire there is now a 6-8mm hole.

Can anyone help oe direct me to someone who can weld metal that is this thin. Since it is on the bottom of the tank, it needs to seal but doesn't need to win a beauty contest.

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Patch it with new steel . What wire size are you using ? Shielding gas ?
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Patch it with new steel . What wire size are you using ? Shielding gas ?
.24 wire 75/25 gas...I think it is above my pay grade.
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Welding a gas tank? Is that a big no-no?
My uncle has one blow up on him.
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Welding a gas tank? Is that a big no-no?
My uncle has one blow up on him.
He must of not cleaned it and dried it out correctly , I've welded all sorts of gas tanks before and as long as it's been cleaned , dried and prepped right it's fairly easy
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Welding a gas tank? Is that a big no-no?
My uncle has one blow up on him.
Pulled cap and fuel pump washed and rinsed with degreaser 3 times - blew it out with a large fan for 3 hrs. prior to welding.

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You can put Dry Ice in the tank and it will not explode, I have done cutting and welding on automobile gas tanks before without problems.
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Had this issue before...ended up using a brazing stick and a torch
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What kind of torch/brazing stick?
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If you arent going to have it tig welded don't waste your time. Just put some j-b weld or gas tank putty each of which you can get at napa/autozone. Mig will always end up leaking eventually.
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Aluminum rod and a brazing torch
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Hope you get the 6 ready in time, Got mine lol
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I also brazed using silver solder for AC work. If it can hold the pressures of an AC System, it can hold gas in a tank. I think they make tanks out of paper thin metal cause it too thin. I submerged all but the area in a bath of water to keep the rest cool and to keep it from warping in the process. It worked every well.
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Hope you get the 6 ready in time, Got mine lol
Unfortunately I may not even have a bike to ride. The link for my 250 did not fit. The chain length is 106 links.

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I didn't know you could use aluminum on a carbon steel tank. Thanks.
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