Motosylum Racing #132
Yeah, I do know. I know that rust is not steel. It is iron oxide. Steel is an alloy that contains iron.You do understand that the injectors are pulsing anywhere from ~ 2.5 - 3.5 ms at idle? At WOT, it's a whole different ball game with the rate and speed at which they spray in fuel - simple multiplication depending on the signal sent to the injectors. You do know that the fuel filter will not catch 100% of the oxidized iron (steel) from the rusted tank? Guess where that oxidized iron (steel) saturated fuel is going? Through the injectors, past the injector pins, and into the combustion chamber. He did what, 3 or 4 sessions with that situation? That's a lot of time and a lot of particulate that could potentially get somewhere it doesn't belong. My $0.02.
In short, I just want the OP to ensure he has no more problems down the road. Peace of mind!
Thing is, I also know that none of it is going to cause a bit of harm in the OPs case. Going through all that work is going to lead to.....nothing except work. Replace or clean/seal (and pray) the tank and get back to riding. Just my experience. Half a dozen bikes have passed through my hands with tanks and pumps like that. And worse.
Guess I am a dipshit as is all the motorcycle manufacturers. I have never had a full tank rust. Ever. Proof to me is my 1980 BMW R100rs that sat for 15 years with a half full tank. The bottom half was like new. Top half looked like Luray Caverns. That bike is also why I don't like the "sealers". They often fail and separate clogging fuel filters. I ended up acid cleaning that one.Hence when the "winterization" questions come up my first suggestion is to "drain the tank". Dipshits do the exact opposite then add some bullshit chemical...lol A quality siphon hose is all of $10 and its really easy to drain a tank that way.