New CB500F owner - with a rust problem
Picked up a used 2014 today with only 800 miles on it. Looked over the bike, and had a touch of corrosion on some fasteners, light dust and grime, but nothing out of the ordinary. Started fine, tires looked good, had always been kept under cover. It rode fine on the way from the owner's place to my office where it is stored at the moment. While going through it I popped the gas cap (why didn't I do this when I inspected the bike for purchase?) and was greeted with a **** of a lot of rust.
The bike hasn't had the fuel lever recall addressed yet either, and with no local dealer where I am, I'll be pulling the tank to replace that anyway. Where do I go from here? I'm thinking of draining the tank, removing it, pulling the pump assembly out of the bottom and using sandpaper to remove as much rust as possible, then treating it all with Ospho and re-assembling. Is there a replaceable fuel filter somewhere to get at?
Here is a video of the damage.
edit: apparently I can't post links here. Youtube dot com slash dtSFjaSRWcA