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Not without removing the tank. But ... I have used Apple Cider Vinegar to clean the inside of a tank. It does a pretty decent job.

To remove a stripped, I have used these from O'Reilly's with great success. I purchased both sets, which covers 8-18mm or 10-16mm. Don't remember which. Can be used on standard sizes as well.


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Can you take a picture of the stripped bolt?

I ask because They make drill bits that will work of smaller bolt heads that are stripped.

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Used Apple cider vinegar many times, but off bike. Here's my last one. It was a mess.

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What the stuff that came out of fuel filter looked like:
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Carb bowl:
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I think it will be worth getting that tank off. And you want to fix the screw anyway, right?

Maybe show us a pic the offending screw. I...uh, some guy...uh, I heard of a guy who had stripped a bolt one time. We might have some idea to help you get it out. A speedo bezel screw would be a piece of cake compared to some places.
 
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