leaking fuel tank - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance, Tech and Products. Maintenance questions, how to threads and product information/reviews.

 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 11-30-2018, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Far south coast NSW
Posts: 27
Unhappy leaking fuel tank

After putting up with the occasion smell of petrol in the garage I finally decided to investigate.I pulled the black plastic off the right side of the tank and near the bottom of the tank,a bloody pinhole.If I wiped the fuel away I can just watch fuel reappear ever so slowly.Now the question is,is it possible to patch the hole from the outside or do I need to re-coat the inside.I did the re-coat thing about 10yrs ago on a Triumph trophy Tank and found it absolutely NO FUN at all. I'm hoping the wealth of knowledge on the forum may come up with an easier solution.I will pull the tank off and strip it anyway,maybe that will answer the question for me. Thanks in advance for any help or miraculous cures.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 12:02 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 1,675
I just saw 6 DL650 gas tanks on E-bay, ''06 to '11. Dont know if they'll work on an '04.
MAZ4ME is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 12:14 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Banana Queensland Australia
Posts: 25
Plain old bath soap can stop it leaking as a temporary measure. Just rub it on dry of fuel. Araldite, Plastic steel or any of those tubes that you mix up from your auto store will fix it permenantely.
ozbass17 is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Far south coast NSW
Posts: 27
I took the tank off this afternoon and it looks like it may have been re coated before. There's an Ausi mob who make a kit for this job and according to their literature I may have to do the whole process again,yuck.I think I will investigate one of the other options.
post #5 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Far south coast NSW
Posts: 27
I wonder if they are any better than the one i already have
post #6 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Far south coast NSW
Posts: 27
\i know Araldite but not plastic steel.I assume you would rub the tank back to bare metal to use this stuff,wouldn't matter ,you wouldn't see it anyway.
post #7 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Rolex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney's East
Posts: 2,994
Supercheap Auto has the putty for plugging from the outside.

I have used both of the cheaper ones on some of my farm equipment with good results.

https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/se...gment=1&page=1
ozbass17 likes this.

Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.
Rolex is online now  
post #8 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 11:11 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,902
Fels Naptha used to be a go to soap for stopping a gas tank leak.
You could try taking the tank off and putting it on it's side and clean up the are and put a patch of JB Weld on it?

I JB Welded a crack in the valve cover of BMW. It stayed sealed.

Last edited by notacop; 12-01-2018 at 07:25 PM.
notacop is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 01:18 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 246
A pin hole at the bottom of the tank (where water accumulates) tells me that you are likely rotting outward. I don't know much about recoating the inside but if a tank can be purchased reasonably, IMO, that is the way to go.
realshelby likes this.

'01 SV650N
derj is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 12-01-2018, 01:26 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Vancouver Island-Canada
Posts: 477
I used JB Weld on a motorcycle fuel tank pinhole before...worked great.
Stalky Tracker and ozbass17 like this.
gdrew is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Leaking at Start Up Oily DL1000 from 2002-2012 7 12-20-2017 02:13 AM
Removing fuel hose from tank stu53 DL1000A - 2014-2016 9 08-26-2017 09:51 PM
Fuel Tank Rust Removal Scootertrash in Paradise Maintenance How-to 14 01-01-2017 11:02 PM
Fuel tank hoses on Glee Bemidjipaul DL650A - 2012-2016 4 01-31-2015 01:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome