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#144077 - 01/20/19 05:03 PM White glove test
BadDawg Offline
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Registered: 11/17/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Georgia, USA
Nope. It is not to look for dirt. It is to check for leaks in a gas tank.

I bought a used tank on ebay that required a bend along one edge, in order to get it to fit on my bike. The tank was clean and I wanted a preliminary test for a leak at one spot near a seam. So I used a rubber band to secure a white rubber glove over the tank opening. I then hooked a piece of fuel line to the petcock and inflated (by mouth) the rubber glove. Finally I put a little soapy water over the suspect areas to check for a leak. I found none.

This may be a reasonable way to look for leaks if the tank is clean, but it has not passed the final test of filling with gas and seeing what happens.

If I can figure out how to post a picture from my hard drive then I will include it. Looks ridiculous. laugh

#144082 - 01/20/19 09:45 PM Re: White glove test [Re: BadDawg]
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Posts: 535
Loc: Atlanta,GA
I think you have to use a hosting site, like Imgur, to post a picture.
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#144083 - 01/20/19 11:13 PM Re: White glove test [Re: BadDawg]
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Per above, you need a photo hosting site that provides a clean URL ending in jpg or png. IMGUR is one people here use. You'll upload to that site, cut and past the URL into the board's embedded photo field. You'll be prompted for that after hitting the photo icon. Switch to Full Reply Screen mode. 4th icon from left is it for embedded photos.

I use SmugMug which is a pay to play service. Very happy with them over the years. Good luck.
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#144092 - 01/21/19 09:33 AM Re: White glove test [Re: Muniac]
BadDawg Offline
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Registered: 11/17/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Georgia, USA
Here is the photo. Excuse the contradictory reading material on the table (weight loss and baking with love). Thanks for the help with posting a pic!

#144099 - 01/21/19 03:08 PM Re: White glove test [Re: BadDawg]
peejman Offline
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Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 3207
Loc: East TN USA
Good idea. Leak test the tank and the petcock at the same time.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.


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