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my tank is rotten with rust,i tried to clean it with CLR and heavy duty industrial parts cleaner.It cleaned it a little bit but not much,ther is still lots of rust tho.Im also wondering if a late 80,s xr tank would fit my xl600r.Did any body have the same problem as me if so tell how you cleaned the rust from the tank.Appericiate some advice!.

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Try a box of bb's and some solvent. Tape the openings and shake away! Worked on my old XJ750's tank.

You can also use KREEM, which is an excellent product.

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I agree with martinfan30, but you may also want to see if some local shops/ salvage yards clean tanks, it's probably a good idea to check on the costs of both.

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i will try it out thanks for the feed back

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If the simpler methods don't work do some searches on "electrolytic rust removal." Just get it as clean as you can and install a small paper element filter between the tank and the carb.

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Thanks dude!Just curious would a xr plastic tank fit mine.Somebody told me it would but i want to be sure so ill ask ye thumper fans!.

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A trick i do to old badly rusted tanks is like Martinfan.. But I use pea gravel,navel jelly and a little water.Then seal it with duct tape, wrap it in a big old bed sheet put that in a box and let it tumble in a dryer on fluff for about an hour. Wash it out with water then a little 2-stroke oil and gas as a final wash.

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Thanks dude!Just curious would a xr plastic tank fit mine.Somebody told me it would but i want to be sure so ill ask ye thumper fans!.

Unfortunately I think that the answer is no. The mounting is different enough that I know Clarke makes a model that fits only the XL600R and XL350R.

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I had the same problem with my bike! I installed a clarke 4.0! I like having the extra capacity! 👍

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