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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:43 PM
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Hi again everyone,

As part on my frame swap, I got a brand new gas tank for my 110. Anyone know if I can just put it on the frame and use it or do I have to wash it out with some kind of cleaner? Anything I need to worry about? I assume it was quality tested before it left the factory. Thanks in advance.
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I can't imagine it's necessary. Swill some gas around in it to make sure there is no dust/dirt in it and you should be fine.
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Hi again everyone,

As part on my frame swap, I got a brand new gas tank for my 110. Anyone know if I can just put it on the frame and use it or do I have to wash it out with some kind of cleaner? Anything I need to worry about? I assume it was quality tested before it left the factory. Thanks in advance.
No, check every aspect.
We use new genuine 110 tanks all the time and a good number of them will have a seam leak or something. We just had one in BR130 that had a clogged return line inside the tank. Its a lot easier to test on the floor than have to pull it out of the truck the day you want to do your start up.
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Also, if it is a metal tank, spray the area between the cradle and the tank with waxoyl or similar. That is where they rust.
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Thanks everyone. I knew it was just too easy to just put it in. Will check for leaks/obstructions. Ads says it's made of nickle/tin? Shouldn't rust right?
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I think its just steel, but even tin rusts.
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