i need a CHEAP TANK quick!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by eltatertoto, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    i dumped my bike today and i JUST got it set to my liking , and one of the studs broke, and now my bike is leaking like a siv, and the timing belt broke in my ma's car and i have no way of getting around cause my dad works, and his car is treated like gold lol he would prefer to drive through a foot of snow rather than get it a little salty lol it goes to the car wash 1nce a week AT LEAST and my racing motored bike has 2 high a center of gravity to ride on snow or ice safley, so anyone know where i can get a tank in the next couple of days QUICKLY AND CHEAPLY? i have 20 bucks to my name thanks, the neighbors wernt afarid to shovel 2 inches of fluffy snow :( but obviously the plows were, the streets are solid ice-frozen snow or when i take the tank off tommrow i will take pics of the damage, i dont think the stud actually broke off, but i dont know i know i was so p.o., and hurt so badly, i put it in the shed and came in, i got som seirous brusies comin my way :( so mabey a temp fix? i wouldnt have the slightest idea how though. i figure im gonna have to start off to schoool on foot at least a 1/2 hr early, that meands im leavin the house at five 30 cause we have to be in the gym to talk etc by 6 30
     
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  2. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Tater, does your dad have a mapp gas torch? You can get the tank and head for around 18 bucks. Then get some flux and filler rod. Drain it, sand it, heat it, flux it or use Borax dry soap then apply filler rod. Do not over heat as you will cave in and probably want some distance between you and the house while doing it. If you can't afford the filler rod, use thin stripped coat hanger.
    May the farce be with you!
     
  3. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Aaaah, the ole coat hanger trick. Doc, did you ever have a muffler shop? :smile:

    Tater, I have an extra tank. You could have it, but the shipping from here would cost more than a new tank there. Also, you want to purge the tank of fumes some how before you put a flame to it.

    Denny
     
  4. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    im pretty sure he has a butane torch, i dunno what else he has, i was almost thinking of mabey getting a used sportster tank as they seem to be the best for these bikes, i couldnt use my dads without it loking stupid, cause he has the 2 tanks that u connect with a pipe, or somthing, never been there when he takes them on/off, but i dont have a dashboard type thing to go in the middle, speedo etc, but that would work perfect though, have a speedo there and a key, to use the kill switch backwards etc but probablly too big, man im trailing off here lol but i might just remove the tank off o my racin bike, but the less work the better lol and with my luck id break the studs over tightining it lol what would you reccomend, when the tank broke it covered my engine in gas , it might have dried up, but what would you reccomend, my hose is frozen, so no wash off, and i really dont wanna tote buckets 200 feet just to wash it off, and risk wetting the mag. or the water turning to ice

    just to be clear were talking about the bike in the pic next to my name
     
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  5. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    hey doc u said u lived in porter, u ever been to gary stroud racing? he used to be valpo harley, now theyre on 30. if u own a harley u know him, my dad goes there pretty much to have his engins broke down and borred out ect do u have any idea what he would charge 4 a used tank? lol its a real long shot but i figured id ask.
     
  6. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    If it isn't wet, it shouldn't bother anything by now. Confined fumes are what you have to worry about. Might have some snow around in case some got into the mag, or somewhere it could ignite. Other than that, gas is fairly hard to ignite after it fumes off for a while...no explosions at least. I blew up a tank from a car at about your age soldering up a seam. Have a healthy respect since then. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    Cheap and safe fix is JB weld epoxy putty.
     
  8. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    Also make sure you dry your tank before using the epoxy and give the epoxy a full day to dry before filling your tank w/ gas.
     
  9. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok guys, i went outside, and the hole is at the stud, so i duno if its fixable, it was bent pretty far, but for now i just removed the tank from the racin bike and put it on my schwinn, last time i did that the jet clogged up so well see.......... i really need to get some fuel filters, but i cant go anywhere cause the car is broke. and this morning my dad went outside, and his battery is shot and my mas tire is flat on top of the timing belt so we cant even tow it! i think well be using fix a flat cause if we put on the spare, the back left tire will b off the ground, the front right it flat, cause my dad put huge mag racin wheels on there, z racing i think, (she has a 96 neon) pretty sporty lol i know this sounds really stupid, but with out boat we just duc tape it and that seems to work, what do you think? the gas probabllly eat through the tape though huh?
     
  10. I was gonna say a free fix is to scrouge around junk piles for old lawnmowers and take the gas tank out of that. Then duck tape it around your frame and attach the fuel line then you're all set till you get your tank fixed or replaced.
     
  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    well i just removed the tank 4 now so i should be good, i cant order anythin till tommro, thats when my parents get my dads check, we were sooooooo close to selllin that neon 2 lol then it just fallls apart in the last 3 months we were gonna use the tax return to buy a nice used car, in the past 3 months, we replaced the rad, the radio broke due to an inline fuse, behind the dash not fixed, all the freon leaked out o the air, the tire goes flat, and now the friggin timing belt lol oh and the gas guege is off by a 1/4 of a tank, we were in the middle of nowhere, when the car ran out of gas and it said 1/4 tank! that car is a p.o.s
     
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  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Sounds like you got your share and some other shares of problems, Tater. When I lived in Porter it was US 41 racing. I rode BMW's so in short, no I don't know him.
    For temperaries I would use your other tank off your racing bike and ya be careful not to rip the screens off in the petcock if you don't have a fuel filter. Denny is right about confined fumes. Air it out real good, could even set a fan on it for awhile. If you want to ship me your old tank, I will weld it or braze up for you.
    I saw a couple of cheap good looking old style moped tanks go for 15.00 dollars or so on Ebay.
    If you use the JB weld, make sure the paint is off, it's dry and rough up the area with rough sand paper.
    Oh yeah, tell your Pa not to buy another Neon. Ha Ha
    I was just looking at one for my wife. Not, Gunna, Do it! (Dana Carvy)
    Wow, I do pretty good impersonations while typing. Ha Ha!
     
  13. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    You know Tater, now that I think about it, there is a Honda shop in Valpo that might have a few old junk tanks to pick from. I think it was B&E Honda. Give him a call and see what he's got in the bone yard.
    Doc
     
  14. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    There is a product that is made just for fixing leaking gas tanks on cars.It comes with two parts that are mixed and can be used while tank is still full of fuel and dripping. I have used it and it works, costs about 8 bucks here so I'm sure you can get it for a buck and change in USA. (I get so mad! lol) Much like the JBweld
     
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    thanks doc, i might ship it 2 ya we have a deal with a gut right off of main street in hobart, ita a fedex/ups place, i might just be able to get it there 4 free, pm me with ur add thanks alot man, strouds it onnnn i think its 130 but i suck at streets :lol: stroud has the fastest harley without nos in the world :) its a drag bike though, it runs pump unleaded gas
     
  16. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    would that be at autozone etc? and whats the life of that, keep in mind we have tons of potholes, and this bike has no suspension, and the hole is at a stud
     
  17. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    I will look it up for you and get back but yes I would guess that you can get it there. Stuff works and drys like a rock. Your roads may be bumpy but still, the tank should not have to be so tight. Some will laugh but if I were you I would repair tank and get some of that spray foam and use the straw it comes with and spray underside of tank area to mount tank in place. That stuff grows and when dry, you can cut extra off with a knife.Use gloves as it will not come off your skin.
     
  18. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    I just searched" fix leaking gas tank " and found many products including "gas safe JB weld". There is also another product that you use inside the tank. They say to cover hole with tape, pour stuff into tank and shake around and let dry.You should just go to any parts store and ask. All this stuff has been around for at least 20 years that I know of. If you are trying to save money, my solution will cost under 20 bucks.
     
  19. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Look up "permatex" you will be a happy camper!
     
  20. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    cool, i might try that before shipping it, cause i need it asap, cause it was 40 yesterday 40today and supposed to be 40 tommro, so mabey some snow will melt and i can go on an actual RIDE lol not just a trip around the block lol, plus im the gofer lol ive been to auto zone 3 times 2 day already, i didnt go to school lol and every thing is slush, and that fender dont work worth a............ well it dont work very well, i cut off a box flap and taped it to my fender lol cause everything is slush, BROWN slush ugh.... and all the cars are leaving huge frozen car poops lol thats what we call the buildup on the mud flaps
     
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