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Old 03-10-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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Gas Tank Leak

Did some searching and didn't come up with anything, so I feel like a complete noob.

Back in January I was really tired, finishing up a carb cleaning (and probably high from the b12 fumes ) and forgot to put the spacer on the fairing/tank bolt. So after patching it up with some JB Waterweld and trying to get Kawasaki to replace it for free, I've got a leaking gas tank again. I tried regular JB Weld and it didn't completely stop the leaking.

Buying a new tank is not an option right now, and I don't have the time to patch the tank every month just to have it fail. Anyone have a solution or an idea?

Anyone that can weld aluminum in the Katy/W Houston area, PM me if you think you can patch it up.

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Old 03-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Any radiator shop should be able to weld aluminum...they do it all day.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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Just to follow up for anyone that searches this in the future. You can patch the exterior of a tank with JB Waterweld and it will hold for a decent while, but you must clean the tank down to the bare metal.

I was told in order to get the tank welded it would have to be resealed on the inside and it was going to be expensive, so this will do for now, as a cheap alternative. A tube of Waterweld costs $6 at Autozone.

A new/used tank is the only sure and safe thing though.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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why wouldn't kawasaki replace it? that was a recall for that year and model.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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because i punctured it and it was my fault. the recall only covers work done by kawasaki dealerships.
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