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The Evil Twin
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please direct me to a motorcycle OEM that sells/stores a fuel tank full of fuel.

Kreem is garbage... been there and have acid burns from removing that garbage from at least a handful of tanks.
POR15 or Caswell plating... its the tits for old and new tanks. The process takes ALOT of effort but worth the end result. I have a friend that actually made a fuel tank rotissiere that can descale/rust a tank nearly dry. Brilliantly simple invention that sounds like a slow rotating dryer with rocks in it. <img src="
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If your bike was stored with 1980s gas... I can see the leaded stuff standing the test of time in a low humidity environment. But basing your beliefs on 1 tiny sample... um thats just not good practice.
Gas goes bad... unless youre buying 100LL or similar.
Bottom line... you drain fuel for storage. Your local FD would appreciate this too.
It was 90's fuel in it, but that is indifferent. All fuels will degrade. Over the courae of 25 years and as many bikes, every tank I've had has been stored full and never has a speck of rust. Well, except for a 84 Honda Nighthawk S that gathered rain water in the tank due to a leaking fuel cap and plugged drain hole. Fact is, oxygen is what causes rust. Not gas. Keeping oxygen and moisture out prevents oxidation. New tanks still have process oils on the steel which will stave off oxidation for a long time. The two dealers I am close to keep used bikes full of fuel. New bikes remain empty until prep. The manufacturers recommend to keep tanks full for storage per every manual I have seen.

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