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Doesn't seem to me like a magnet would catch 100% of the rust but the tank can be refinished. It can be cleaned and coated. Theres a good motorcycle specific electrolysis thread on the ngw forum if you decide to go that route. Might be one on here too or YouTube.

If the magnet was the answer i expect there would be magnets in the fuel system somewhere as in the oil screw

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I see little response on using a magnet to collect and hold rust to prevent being stranded or worse.I guess Im to buy a new tank since I do not trust tank coatings ,Id rather spend money on new tank.Id like a larger tank ,is there any suggestions on what would fit??? I work and worry about this thing as much as I ride it. It might be better to buy a Honda to get there and trailer Harley to be cool lol.I hope part failure stops soon!!!!!!!!!!
Remove tank from bike. Plug holes. Put about a quart of paint thinner in the tank and add a handful of nuts (count them so you know how many to retrieve at the end). Shake, shake, shake. Shake some more. Pour out fast, collect nuts, rinse them off and do this over and over again until no rust is coming out. I have used BB's, but good luck getting them all out.

I do not use sealer either. I just keep gas in the tank so it won't rust.

I have cleaned a couple of tanks that were so bad they looked like a rusty tree farm inside. The smell alone would kill anyone not tough enough to wear a pink shirt. In the end it works good and I know one of the tanks held up fine for many years. The other one ended up impounded so I don't know the history beyond that.
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Its clean inside for now with a magnet inside to help catch rust. 6 years sitting was a bad thing for it . If Cow Magnet works inside the tank I wonder if a Dynamite Truck Drag Chain will ground off my extra DC volts I can not seem to control lol
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