Leaking Gas Tank - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Speed Triple Forum Rants and ravings about the best naked triple on the planet!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 125
Member
 
haharel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 38
Leaking Gas Tank

So some idiot in a 4runner backed into my bike and decided to run. Thanks to the witness for coming into my work office at the time to inform me (wish he grabbed the plates).

With that being said, I have fixed all the cosmetics that were damaged but now I see that shes leaking gas. The tank is leaking from the sides of the rear mounting plate shown in the picture.

Any suggestions as to what you guys think would be the best option for repair?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gas tank.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	487.5 KB
ID:	648354  
haharel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 12:27 AM
Production 125
New Member
 
SussSpeed3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 6
This is exactly what happened to mine when it got reversed into.

You need to seal the inside of the tank. I used KBS gold standard tank sealer kit. It comes with 3 components. A cleaner, an etcher and a sealer. It will plug up any leaks you have and will treat your tank from any rust or corrosion and protect it for 10 more years. Be careful though, the sealant is bulletproof and will latch on to anything it comes into contact with.
SussSpeed3 is online now  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 01:12 PM
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Triumph 955i S3
Member
 
Rayvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by haharel View Post
S.
Any suggestions as to what you guys think would be the best option for repair?
I've used Caswell tank sealer expoxy (thanks to recommendation from DeCosse) successfully on the tank of my 2000 S3 955i. It's the nylon compound tank, but it's supposed to work well on the metal ones as well. Well worth the 45 bucks for the kit. Get the larger kit if you do, as I used the whole large kit to coat my tank and it needed it. A lot of surface area, at least in my particular tank.
Rayvin is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:44 PM
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Daytona 955i
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 149
Other Motorcycle: 2006 1050 Speed Triple
Extra Motorcycle: Vespa PX200
I'm surprised the tank is leaking there. The support bracket is (presumably) spot welded to the tank itself so it must have taken quite a hit to 'tear' one of the spot welds but the tank doesn't seem to exhibit any damage. What a bummer. Nice red/white paint job too - same as mine but mine is one of the last plastic (nylon) tank models.
Terry Colley is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome