750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

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thessler3
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750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

Post by thessler3 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:26 am

I am getting ready to seal my fiberglass tank and would like to remove the filler neck. The gas cap is easily removable, but I cannot tell if the filler neck is removable or not. My parts manual is for a '74 and does not show the '73 tanks. Can anyone help me with this question? :*<:

jakebrake
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Re: 750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

Post by jakebrake » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:21 pm

I had my 73 Sport tank resealed by a shop that builds custom bikes and tanks, and they seal all their custom tanks. They said they media-blasted inside, inspected with a borescope then applied 2 coats of Caswell. They did not remove the filler neck but assured me that neck and fuel taps were coated. It cost a lot but I didn't want to do a poor job and ruin the tank. It's been about year and no problems so far.

thessler3
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Re: 750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

Post by thessler3 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:06 pm

Thanks JakeBrake

Can you tell me where you had the tank cleaned and sealed?

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Re: 750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

Post by jakebrake » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I had my Sport tank sealed by Bare Bones Chopper near Chicago. Andrew Jones 708.826.5343. Make sure the petcock threads are clean, I ran a tap through mine. I think he puts lubed screws up through the petcock holes to protect the threads.

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Re: 750GT Fiberglass tank filler neck

Post by thessler3 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:15 am

Thanks Jakebrake

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