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Need suggestions on fixing this mess. Gas tank leaking at cock. Took petcock off and found brass bushing loose and spinning. Had to pull it out which was probably why last owner didn't fix.
Can this be fixed?
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Need suggestions on fixing this mess. Gas tank leaking at cock. Took petcock off and found brass bushing loose and spinning. Had to pull it out which was probably why last owner didn't fix.
Can this be fixed?
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What year gas tanks are compatible with the 2007???? Looks like 2007 and 2008 have different part numbers...and a big difference in price.
RM 2008
17510-HN6-A50 TANK, FUEL $337.29 $313.68

Hondapartsdirect 2007
17510-HN6-A30 TANK, FUEL Price: $423.24
17510-HN6-A50 TANK, FUEL Price: $237.45

Partzilla 2008
17510-HN6-A50 TANK, FUEL $337.29 $313.68
Partzilla 2007
17510-HN6-A30 TANK, FUEL $601.20 $559.12

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17510-HN6-A50 TANK, FUEL $337.29 $246.95
17510-HN6-A30 TANK, FUEL $601.20 $438.95
 

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Need suggestions on fixing this mess. Gas tank leaking at cock. Took petcock off and found brass bushing loose and spinning. Had to pull it out which was probably why last owner didn't fix.
Can this be fixed?
No - it can't be fixed - people just have to learn to not use thread lockers where not needed and quit tightening bolts like they are working on a Harley.

Based on the part numbers you provided:
17510-HN6-000 was a superseded to 17510-HN6-A30 and fit:
17510-HN6-A50 fit
17510-HN6-A30 has an MSRP of $601.20
17510-HN6-A50 has an MSRP of $337.30

The tanks are interchangeable, but to use the later A50 tank, you need to change the heat shield 17515-HM8-B40, possibly the fuel line between the petcock and carb 17681-HN6-A50 and fuel line clamps 90651-HN6-A51.
 

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So I'll lean to the a50 tank because of cost. What is different with the heat shield? Hoping the 2008 tank will fit.
 

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I can't tell you what the difference is, but only 4 parts differ on all the years and the split was between 07 and 08 - the different parts were the ones I listed - every other part involved with the fuel tank (bolts, grommets, insulation, petcock, mounts etc) are the same for all years
 

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I cut all the pulled out plastic off flush with the tank then cut the bottom section of the insert off filled the hole with the epoxy pressed the insert in flush with the tank and let it dry then filed it smooth
 

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I thought about doing this as I've had good luck with jb weld previously. I should probably try this as its either 10 bucks for the epoxy or 250+ for the tank. thanks for the pics and the advice.
 

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I;ve got the jb weld setting now but getting the brass receptable back in the socket was challenging,. Wound up using a dremel to clean up the hole a little but tried to leave it rough for the epoxy to grab to ssomething. Will share my results.
 

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Not sure about your tank but my tank has an actual cavity separated from the gas tank where those inserts are. So as long as yours is like mine the gas should never be able to get to the epoxy
 

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yeah I just finished up epoxying the gas tank and you are correct they are blind holes. I was able to put epoxy in it and push the insert in until it squeezed some out. let it dry and then grinded it it down. it seems pretty good as I was able then to tighten the bolts to like 60 or 70 inch pounds or whatever it's supposed to be and it didn't slip. Time will tell...we'll see how long it lasts.
 

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yeah I just finished up epoxying the gas tank and you are correct they are blind holes. I was able to put epoxy in it and push the insert in until it squeezed some out. let it dry and then grinded it it down. it seems pretty good as I was able then to tighten the bolts to like 60 or 70 inch pounds or whatever it's supposed to be and it didn't slip. Time will tell...we'll see how long it lasts.
It has the potential to last forever as long as it’s left alone in my opinion. Glad I was able to help no since in wasting money on things we can fix ourselves!
 
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