- Dec 29, 2007
I tried the search feature but I had no success . I am trying to find the post on a fibreglass tank melting, it had a picture that showed down the inlet ports and looked just like mine. I wiped the gunk out of the ports while it was still hot and it wiped out ok. The paper towel I used turned a purple colour and black muck. My tank is green so I guess it came from there. The tank felt sticky around the filler cap where it is bonded to the tank and that was before I put any fuel in after sitting for about 18 months. Removed the fuel from the tank and the fuel taps, left the fuel cap open to dry while I played with the carbys, another story. The inlet manifolds had a brown colour stain, I removed them to clean them and the carbys were stripped at the same time. No more muck in the carbys in the short time that I ran the bike than when I fitted them. I think the brown stain was there when I fitted the manifolds as the high spots were still shiny. I did not remove all the impefections as I have read somwhere not to try and open up the ports to much plus a little turbulence helps the mixture.