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    Looking for a second hand TW in Vancouver, Canada

    I'll consider any year and any condition. New, out the door prices are silly money here in Canada. We're talking a hair under $6 for a new 2013!!

    I'm so jealous hearing the steals you guys are able to get south of the border!

    I'm based in Vancouver, Canada

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    I just read that Vancouver BC real estate is the 2nd highest in the world behind Hong Kong

    Lots of nice TW's listed for sale in Washington state lately and it's not to hard to bring em back up North

    And welcome to the forum Teedubya
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    Biggest hassle on bringing a TW from the USA into Canada is the speedometer. The import rules require a metric speedometer in Canada is my understanding. It appears not that big a job to change it but there is an extra cost for the part and the labor of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarpilot View Post
    Biggest hassle on bringing a TW from the USA into Canada is the speedometer. The import rules require a metric speedometer in Canada is my understanding. It appears not that big a job to change it but there is an extra cost for the part and the labor of course.
    They actually come standard with both kph and mph scales so that's not a problem6.JPG
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    Ok, so I found a 1995 with a hair over 5k kms on the clock! Had to rent a van and drive to Vancouver Island for it though! Really happy with it so far. The only problem with it is that there is a little rust inside the tank. I used it as a bargaining point to get a lower price. It has a fuel filter on it and has has since day one apparently. Hopefully no damage has been done to the engine due to this. I found info from a few place online regarding techniques to remove the rust, has anyone here had to remove rust from their tanks?

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    Congrats! If the rust isn't too bad I'd use kero and rocks or nuts & bolts. Search here, there are a couple threads about rust removal.

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    I'm about to give the electrolysis method a try for my Xt 350 tank. ( google it ) , if needed, I'll follow up with a length of chain inside the tank, wrapped in blankets and tumbled in a dryer. I'm trying to stay away from the sand method. I may coat the inside with a commercial sealant. An inline fuel filter will be added for sure. Good luck. Dave

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    There is a very simple method I have used on several tanks that were rusted beyond belief it's called Metal Rescue available at Home Depot etc. Not cheap but works fantastic. You need warm temps 68 or warmer and you just let it soak for 24 hours and the rust will be gone down to shiny like new metal. I have actually reused the stuff over and over (recycled it) on other rusty parts and it still works just as good

    I should mention this is non toxic, no fumes and non corrosive so it doesn't hurt paint, plastic or you

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    Awesome advice, I think I'll give the metal rescue a shot! Paint on outside of the tank is pristine and I don't want to mess that up by messing around with harsh acids! Thanks everyone for your input!

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