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If the tank is just dirty, or maybe even some light rust, drain it and take it off the bike. Then put a quart or so of kerosene in it with a hand full of nuts, bolts, etc., put the cap on, and literally shake the crap out of it. Then drain it out, rinse it several times till everything comes out clean and put it back on the bike. Don't forget to clean out the petcock and change the fuel filter. You may want to change the fuel filter every few tankfulls for a while. If it's really rusty inside, you probably need to buy a kit and cream it. That coats the inside of the tank with epoxy like stuff to seal in all the rust.
 

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If you throw a handful of nuts into the tank be sure either to count what you place in and take out OR string them together on a long string and then pull them out all together.

Some places sell a coating that can re-line the inside of the tank but i stay away from those products...mainly because it seems like it would flake off.

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