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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 pm 
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just got a new to me 09 or 06 rebel. it has some rust coming from the tank. im at a loss of what to do for that but it seems to run like a wet dream!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
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Welcome. Both years had black bikes; the 2006 was also available in white.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
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mines blue


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:44 pm 
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can't post pics.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:56 am 
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WIRUKE wrote:
just got a new to me 09 or 06 rebel. it has some rust coming from the tank. im at a loss of what to do for that but it seems to run like a wet dream!!

you'll have to seal the tank with caswell tank sealer to prevent carb fouling with rust.

You will have to post a link to your pic. this site does not host pics on line. Use a host site like imgur.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:30 am 
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And, your bike is a 2009 as it can't be a 2006.

Also, have you installed a little lawn mower filter between the tank and the carb?

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Picture is of an NX250 but that is immaterial as the concept is the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 am 
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Welcome. How bad is the rust? I recommend removing the rust rather than trying to coat over it. Pretty much all coatings fail, and there is a good chance you may miss a spot or two, which will then rust through. I use full strength muriatic acid to clean rusty tanks, but you need to be careful with it. If you remove the tank from the bike, remove the petcock and plug the opening, then wash the tank out good with SuperClean, rinse it out good, then fill it with muriatic acid and let it soak 24 hours, pour it out, all the rust will be gone. Rinse it with clear water really good, dump it out and pour in about half a gallon of WD40 and shake it to protect the tank from rust. Pour out the WD40 and you can start using the tank any time. Yes this can cost about $50 worth of chemicals, but I don't consider that bad when you consider the cost of a new Genuine Honda Rebel tank. And you won't have to worry about coating peeling later.

If you decide to install an inline filter, I suggest one with right angle fittings, and either using no clamps, or those small clips like come stock on the fuel line. Worm drive hose clamps are way too big for the fuel line.

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