How To Clean Motorcycle Gas Tank
Your motorcycle has been sitting for a while, but before you drive it you want to know how to clean a motorcycle gas tank? After a few months or longer of sitting your motorcycle gas tank can develop moisture, grime and possible even rust overtime. Regular maintenance is important to extend the life of your motorcycle. Keeping your motorcycle gas tank clean on a regular basis will keep your bike running smooth, and can keep it from possible future complications. You can save a lot of money and time by cleaning the gas tank yourself. It is quite easy to clean your motorcycle gas tank and can be done in a short amount of time.
To clean your motorcycle gas tank you need:
- diesel fuel
- small bag of BBs
- Remove the gas tank from your motorcycle. Depending on the motorcycle you have you can unhook any gas lines or vacuum lines. Detach any valves that are connected to the tank, in addition to the low fuel sensor. If you need additional assistance refer to your owner's manual.
- Block all opening or holes in the motorcycle tank. You can seal all holes by clamping a hose onto the fitting and then close off the end by bolting it tightly. Make sure before cleaning to do this important step to protect yourself.
- Dump a bag of BB into the motorcycle gas tank. Add half a gallon of diesel fuel into the tank as well. Vigorously shake the gas tank, but be extremely careful that nothing spill out. This will remove any rust or debris from inside the motorcycle gas fuel tank. Check occasionally to make sure that the tank is clean enough on the inside, and then continue to shake until you are fully satisfied.
- Pour out the BB mixture from the fuel tank. Make sure to completely remove any residue of the mixture by flushing the inside of the tank with gasoline.
- Replace the gas tank on your motorcycle. You tank should now be free of any rust and debris. Simply replace the gas tank on your motorcycle. Attach the gas lines or vacuum lines. Reattach any valves to the gas tank as well as the low fuel sensor. You can now enjoy the ride on your motorcycle.