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I don't know the full story about this tank as I am the 3rd owner of my 2000 TW200. What I do know is I went to buy the bike and had the owner start it up and ride it around. After he finished I noticed some clear fluid leaking from under the tank. The owner's father said it was probably water from it being stored under a cover outside. I put my finger in it and said no that's gas. I looked at the tank and it looks like someone tried to use some type of epoxy to seal the exterior and then painted it white. I told him if he got a new tank and installed it as well as a title for it that I would buy the bike. So he bought a new Clarke tank and a title so I got my TW in the spring of 2011. I assume the tank would probably need to be sealed from the inside and there are a number of sealing products out there for this purpose. POR15 is a sealing product for motorcycle fuel tanks http://www.por15.com/CYCLE-TANK-REPAIR-KIT_p_59.html . I have used this product on a rototiller fuel tank and it worked like a charm. I tested the tank and found the hole (see last photo). I don't have a petcock to be able to really seal up the bottom and make sure there are no additional leaks but the one I found would need to be sealed. A new OEM tank goes for $445 (+ $73 for the OEM gas cap) and a new Clarke tank assembly goes for $218.

I am thinking $40 + shipping for the tank only. The OEM gas cap is sold so it would need a cap. You could easily get a cap and disable the locking mechanism as others have done here and you wouldn't need a key ( http://tw200forum.com/forums/80646/ShowPost.aspx ).

EDIT: GAS CAP IS SOLD...TANK IS STILL AVAILABLE











leaking area next to black mark...
 

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Point37, if the gasket on the cap is in good shape and not cracked or torn, I would like the cap.

Mel


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the cap itself is in good shape but the rubber gasket is cracked...i'm not sure that you can buy just the gasket...you may be able to make/buy one...



someone was making gaskets...

http://tw200forum.com/forums/12319/ShowPost.aspx



someone got a gasket from a Kubota to work...

http://tw200forum.com/forums/87884/ShowPost.aspx



some have found usable replacement caps as well...

http://tw200forum.com/forums/80646/ShowPost.aspx



http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-...or.r_qf.&fp=408336f33309a35e&biw=1600&bih=749



http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeI...83/Model/TW200/GroupID/242150/Group/FUEL_TANK
 

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