- Motorcycles, Sports Bikes & Riding
Got a leak in your ATV GAS tank
Got a leak?
Well here I am again with another story to tell.
Customer calls in and says: Mike I have gas all over the garage floor and it seems to be coming from my ATV. And I say: bring in into the shop and lets look at it
ATV gas tanks are very durable but sometimes when the bike is crashed the little stems on the bottom get damaged ( see picture). The best thing to do is inspect it first and then if the little stems that the gas comes out of on the bottom are broken or loose. I would replace the stem and may have to re-drill the hole and re-thread it. I love to use a product called SEALALL it works great for this and seems to last forever.
1. Clean the spot that needs repaired do this at room temperature or glue will not work, I like a temperature of at least 60F. Take sand paper kind a course grit and scratch up the surface, this will allow the glue to stick to the small grooves you made by using the sandpaper. Spread a thin coat on and let dry for about 4 hours than do it again wait 4 hours then do it one more time.
2. If the gas tank has a large crack in it get a new one!
3.Repair or replace hoses if needed, cause you do not want to have gas spill on a hot exhaust pipe, this is all bad and dangerous while riding.
4. Put it all back together and lets go riding.
Michael H. Simmons