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Post  dos equis on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:05 pm

i have developed a pinhole leak beat head inside the tunnel at the rear near the rubber mount. has any one had any luck repairing a plastic tank,this one is a white or translucent ims tank.seems as many products there are made out of this stuff there should be a way to repair it. thnks XX
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Post  Focker on Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:53 pm

dos equis wrote:i have developed a pinhole leak inside the tunnel at the rear near the rubber mount. has any one had any luck repairing a plastic tank,this one is a white or translucent ims tank.seems as many products there are made out of this stuff there should be a way to repair it. thnks XX
Since it's a pinhole leak try using a soldering gun to melt the plastic shut. I've done this for other applications but never to stop a leak. Worth a try. shrug

Oh and make sure you drain the fuel & have a extinguisher on hand...I'm thinking possible fire hazard.

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Post  mamacone on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:10 am

dos equis wrote:i have developed a pinhole leak beat head inside the tunnel at the rear near the rubber mount. has any one had any luck repairing a plastic tank,this one is a white or translucent ims tank.seems as many products there are made out of this stuff there should be a way to repair it. thnks XX
have used an automotive 2 part (epoxy) and has lasted for years. I also used JB Weld to plug a pin hole leak in a plastic swimming pool valve that runs 24/7 and 2 years latter still no leak. Just follow the directions.
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Post  dos equis on Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:34 pm

i searched the web and came up with a place that has a glue that works on poly plastic,plastex,a 2 part system said they modified a tank for chris carrs racebike.i decided to wait on ordering it as i looked for more options it is $3o.oo for 400 ml,tried to clean the tank up for a good look at the hole and stuck my finger thru the tank Frustrated .it is an older tank i got on ebay and the inside is as brittle as a milk jug left in the sun i think motor heat dried it out all you have to do is push with a finger and a crack will apear,check your tank if they are old fellas.gotta love ebay.
ok that tank is junk,opinions on a new one clarke or ims pros and cons size does it matter$ i am thinking of a 4. somthing not a valdez size,how about cheap prices as i already have $50.00 spent on a tank.XX
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Post  doug@dsa on Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:59 pm

Sorry to hear about your bad luck on Ebay. Some people just are not trustworthy.

I can get you a new Clarke 4.3 gallon in Red, White or Black for $205 shipped. We dont have them on our website yet.

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Post  dos equis on Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:54 pm

does the clarke make the front of the seat go up like the ims does? i think the guy on ebay was okay dont think it leaked for him but i never even filled it and it is now 5 months later i will just use it as one of those learning lessons,new red one is the way i will go and 205 for a tank is better than 50 for a leak,maybe i can make a lamp out of itXX BRP smile
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tank Repair - Plastic

Post  Bump on Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:57 am

I found some stuff that I think was perfect for that. I'm in Florida for a week and when I return I'll find it and post.

Here's a list of stuff that many carry at least one or two of:
http://www.polymericsystems.com/epoxies-adhesives/epoxy-putty-sticks/index.html

Here's an interesting thread on it:
http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/topic/35066/display.aspx
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Post  doug@dsa on Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:44 pm

I will take a picture of my bike with a Clarke 4.3 on it. It does not make the seat do anything weird.
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Post  doug@dsa on Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:58 pm

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Post  dos equis on Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:36 am

thanks for the photos,looks great the ims made my cover wrinkle up and was hard to get the seat on.XX
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