Last edited by Gansan; 07-12-2012 at 08:57 PM.
Very poor quality galvanising on the metal evidently .
I do suggest a new tank though - you may try this ....
Fuel-tank Rust Removal (by Electrolysis) & Rust Proofing - Team-BHP
Be sure to read up on "fuel tank rust removal by electrolysis" on the inter-net and check out the explanatory videos on youtube before you try something like that .
Untill you can get to it , you may be interested in one of those magnetic fuel filters that many enfield-bullet riders fit on the fuel line between the tank and carb .
Last edited by Pinaki; 07-12-2012 at 10:24 PM.
Rusting majorly (75%) happened within just 4 days of time. 60Kms to be precise. My tank cap was shut loose because the Air Vent is choked up and if I tighten the cap there is a tension created & there is a water cum air blast when I open the cap, so water went in from the loose cap but I ignored. Now today I realized the jerks in the bike won't stop & took it to the mechanic & then bang! I saw the rust. Also, the bike sucked up 2 liters of petrol for the 60KMS ride.
Warranty yeah I guess out? Insurance I have updated of RS 55000. Someone tell me if I can claim insurance for the tank for the accident which happened in APRIL 2012 ?
I have replaced my Handle bar & Leg Guard which were highly damaged in the accident. Will I get claim for that too ?
Tank dent's photo taken today
Last edited by chiragwarm; 07-12-2012 at 11:17 PM.
" A man is also known by the bike he rides :D "
The main reason for that rusting is that it was continuously exposed to the salty coastal air of Mumbai. The only way to protect the tank was keeping it full or almost full with fuel which you never did.
Suzuki is replacing the rusted fuel tank of early batch bikes irrespective of the warranty period, only if the free and paid services are done as per the schedule. But your only servicing was at 2500 and 6000 kms and hence a free replacement cannot be expected.
Anyhow, you have to remove the tank from the bike to clean it to remove the water in it completely. At that time, ask the mechanic to clean the air vent, fuel filter in the tank, fuel line and the carburetor. To remove the rust, thoroughly spray WD-40 and flush with petrol and, thereafter, keep the tank full until you get another chance to claim insurance as the rust on the dents on the tank proves that the crash is not recently happened.
Why didnít you claim insurance for the tank earlier as its price is more than Rs. 4650/-?