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Post Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:25 am

Posts: 161
Location: Radolfzell, Germany
it seems I have a leak at my tank which needs a repair. Were the Chief tanks in 1947 soldered or already welded?

Post Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:19 pm

Posts: 604
Location: Largo, Fl

Post Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:32 am

Posts: 123
Location: OH,USA
yes still soldered.Is your tank leaking at a soldered seam? If so you should be able to clean out all gas and fumes and resolder the area.I have tried epoxies and never had that work for long.I would only use the epoxies to get home and then resolder.

Post Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:51 pm

Posts: 41
Location: Lakewood, Washington USA
Use a large soldering iron (150-300 watts) to resolder your tanks. The heat is much more even and controlable than a flame and doesn't have the same explosion risk.

Post Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:55 am

Posts: 161
Location: Radolfzell, Germany
thanks. I found someone who is specialised in tank restoration. He even can remove the old shitty coating which is inside the tank. So, some last tests before, then sending the tanks to the guy and then mothballing the bike for the winter.

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