jcs said:sibermage: There are several ways to empty the tank:
1) remove the petcock entirely (should be two screws on the bottom, drain gas out of the hole
2) put the petcock on reserve and apply vaccum to the vaccum line to drain the fuel out the fuel hose
3) ride it till the gas in gone
Once I was helping a friend clean out his gas tank so he could jb-weld some leaks it had (it was an old tank that started leaking when I dropped it).
After draining the tank as much as I could, I was rinsing it out with acetone to remove what I couldn't pour out. He suggested I clean out the last bit of gasoline by putting a blowtorch into the tank. Needless to say, I declined to take his advice. I like my eyebrows.
I did. The part about the side effects. Besides if they do it I've done the world a favor, in ridding it of a liability.exandy said: