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trying to start up my 08 that’s been sitting for 3+ years. gas tank is my main concern, cap has been slightly popped with only 1/4 tank worried about rust and gunk. what’s the best way to cleanse the tank of crude/flakes and what other general tune ups recommended?
 

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I don't have a specific answer. (no experience with that)

Lots of videos available with recommendations. Rust is the biggest issue. That is reoccuring and will ruin your injectors if not properly addressed.
There are R6 specific videos on how to remove the fuel pump from the tank. Be sure to order whatever gaskets ahead of time. If it's really bad inside, might be easier just to get another (clean) tank. Hardest part of course is matching up the color. But I've seen a number of pics where they just don't care about the different color tank.
 

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Or electro rust removal or put some gravel in and roll and shake. I have one from some 80s honda i am going to cut in half at the stamped seam and tig back up to see viability for a real tank.
 
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