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Old 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #7141
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Anyone who's done a fork swap will have had to replace that funky steel and rubber stock brake line, but since the master has that threaded fitting I'm curious what you've used. Do you have to get that certain fitting on the end or can you make a banjo fitting work somehow?
I will let you know soon, I was planning on using an xr400 line,which I have and I dug up some banjo bolts I had laying around, which is the same thread size as the lower banjo.

I have put this on the back burner a little, because I am fabing my steering stops and keep forgetting to stop at the hardware store for parts I need.

Hopefully I will have an answer in the next day or 2 and maybe even some pictures of all my hard work.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #7142
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I fucked up and my gas tank leaks. I had to buy a second petcock and the screws were ever too long

I punctured the 'little bubbles' where the petcock screws go I tried to get pictures inside but it's too hard. How can I seal them up?? the screws arent sticking all the way through but it does lea at the too bolts at the front.



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Old 03-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #7143
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you might be able to clean and wash it out real good and puddle some epoxy down over the broken nubs and let set up for a good couple of days.

They also make a rust proofing sealer that is really intended for steel tanks but might be able to use in the corner of a plastic tank. I know it can't be used allover inside to seal it, but there won't be much movement in one little place to break it loose,
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #7144
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you might be able to clean and wash it out real good and puddle some epoxy down over the broken nubs and let set up for a good couple of days.

They also make a rust proofing sealer that is really intended for steel tanks but might be able to use in the corner of a plastic tank. I know it can't be used allover inside to seal it, but there won't be much movement in one little place to break it loose,
I just got to seall the two nubs, the epoxy idea sounds good but I dont know how to get to it from inside. What kind of epoxy should I use?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #7145
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What seals the petcock to the tank ? If it goes around the bolts also , you should be able to put an o-ring or a little round gasket under the bolt heads.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #7146
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What seals the petcock to the tank ? If it goes around the bolts also , you should be able to put an o-ring or a little round gasket under the bolt heads.
The two petcocks are sealed buy o-rings.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #7147
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Just around the fuel hole then? So what about 4 more o-rings. 2 around the bolts between tank + petcock and 2 under the bolt heads?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:30 PM   #7148
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Dracus,

Here ya go. Apply some of this in the hole and install the CORRECT length bolts. Problem solved. This is readily available.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=635585
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #7149
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Just a suggestion on my part, think this would work but have not done it myself. Use slightly shorter screws (maybe file tips off of current screws) and fill hole with non-harding RTV when you are ready to put it back together. My logic is that a slightly shorter screw will leave a gap before the original screws punctured the interior of the tank and that gap will now be filled with RTV sealant. Also, the RTV will form around the thread, thus making a tight seal. The downside is that when you take it off, the screws will be somewhat bonded with the tank. Hope this helps.

Added, I took to long to type, the post just above this was the type of sealant I was thinking of.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #7150
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BTW... RTV and gasoline is a NO-GO. The gas will simply dissolve the RTV.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #7151
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Well at least it looks pretty cool!
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:44 AM   #7152
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Dracus,

Here ya go. Apply some of this in the hole and install the CORRECT length bolts. Problem solved. This is readily available.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=635585
I'll be going to autozone tomorrow then! That seams to be my best bet.

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Well at least it looks pretty cool!
Yeah it does look neat, I need to shorten the seat about 2 inches at the back but that really the only modifying I have to do.

I don't think it was for an 1983 XL600R the seat just don't fit right and it was obvious how everything went together.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #7153
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I have seen JB Weld patch gas tanks, oil pans, radiators, power steering reservoirs, etc. maybe a little bit in the holes with shorter bolts and allowed to set up 48 hours. Don't use the quick setting stuff, be patient.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #7154
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Anyone who's done a fork swap will have had to replace that funky steel and rubber stock brake line, but since the master has that threaded fitting I'm curious what you've used. Do you have to get that certain fitting on the end or can you make a banjo fitting work somehow?
Bringing this back now that the Acerbis tank is done steeling the show. lol

I know people out there has been running different brake lines. What have you used?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #7155
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Question Right hand side panel

Has anyone go a spare RHS side panel for my XL600 that I could buy? Colour unimportant.
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