Boom Vader Gas Tank Repaired Again(Now Welded)!

Quick recap, I had concerns about my Boom Vader’s gas tank due to the inside condition, which is rusty ( Boom Vader Motorcycle Gas Tank Rust? ). Then I smelt gas when I was riding ( Boom Vader Latest Motorcycle Review @ 400 Miles! ) but only later found the gas leak ( Why Is My Motorcycle Leaking Gas? ). Later I found out it wasn’t a gasket leaking, but my gas tank had pinholes ( Boom Vader Gas Tank Gasket ISN’T Leaking? ).

Boom Vader 125cc stock gas tank with leak from spot weld failure.
Factory spot weld that failed causing my motorcycle gas tank to leak.

I made plans to have my Grom Clone’s gas tank repaired but first tackled it with a DIY method ( Motorcycle Gas Tank Leak Repair Job. ). Only to have my gas tank repaired fail ( Boom Vader Gas Tank Is Leaking From Bottom, Again!?! ).

Well, I wussed out. An honorable Chonda owner would have moved towards another Do It Yourself method of repair, but I didn’t. I went to my local mechanic shop (my mechanic shop for about 20 years) and asked for help.

I was directed to a mechanic who likes to do welding and, from his work, is good at it. His name is “Tom,” like mine, so I figure he’s a good guy.  

I told Tom the story about the Boom Vader and its tank and how I cannot get a replacement even under warranty. These Grom Clone tanks are hard to come by and prone to failure over time. I showed Tom where the pinhole leaks were and told him just cut out the flange and weld shut the bottom of the gas tank.

He did.

A before photo of my Boom Vader’s gas tank bottom:

Flipped image of my motorcycle gas tank before the mechanic leak repair.
Flipped image of my motorcycle gas tank before the mechanic leak repair.

An after photo of my Boom Vader’s gas tank bottom:

Image of my motorcycle gas tank after the mechanic leak repair.
My motorcycle gas tank after the mechanic leak repair. He even spray painted it.

Boom Vader Gas Tank Metal Problems.

Tom, the mechanic, stated he had a hard time welding the tank. The metal appeared very sensitive to heat and wouldn’t take a weld initially. He worked through it, figured out how to work around the metal’s problems, and finished the weld.

Tom said he wasn’t proud of the welding job, but if I was satisfied, he was satisfied. I am!

Boom Vader, or Grom Clone, Gas Tank Issues In Lehigh Valley, Pa?

I spoke to Tom about helping others. He felt he got some good practice on my tank, and when I explained others were having problems, he said he would love to help. Tom is available for gas tank repairs or other metal-related problems on your Boom Vader or any Grom Clone.  

If you want contact information for Tom for your Grom Clone welding needs, use the contact form, and I’ll respond with Tom’s contact information.

Moving Forward With Gas Tank

I will be reinstalling the gas tank on my Boom Vader and heading out to test the tank and further break in my motorcycle.  

Dealing With The Gas Tank Mod.

To eliminate the pinhole leaks, present and future, it was best to eliminate the part of the gas tank that had the spot welds failing. The gas level sensor sat in that section, and I now have no working fuel gauge.  

I’ll have to learn to pay attention to ride time and miles to ensure I’m not stranded on the side of the road.  

However, if you see a sad person on the side of the road with a blue Boom Vader, crying. Be friendly and give me a lift to the next gas station. 😀

Check back later, and I’ll update you with the latest adventure with my Boom Vader motorcycle.

Ride Safe, Ride Fun.

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Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

2 thoughts on “Boom Vader Gas Tank Repaired Again(Now Welded)!”

  1. Hey there! So I’m having the same exact problem with my gas tank issue! I’ve had my grom clone for a month now and put on 500miles and noticed the gas tank started leaking a lot

    I’ve been keen to think it’s the gasket but I think it sounds like I have the same problems and might be some pinholes. I’ve been searching all over the internet for a replacement and can’t find the right one. I was hoping for some advice but I’m willing to just buy a new tank.

    Thank you!


    • I didn’t find the gas tank leak so fast from my new Boom Vader( Boom Vader Gas Tank Gasket ISN’T Leaking? 🙁 ), but I contacted the original seller when I did. I was told they couldn’t even get a new motorcycle tank for me since there were no Grom Clone gas tanks available.

      My Boom Vader was under warranty, and the seller honored past problems( Boom Vader Motorcycle Brake Fluid Reservoir Replacement. ), but he said he couldn’t help me. I believed him after I did some searching for Grom Clone gas tanks for sale, and if one showed up, it was costly and used.

      So rather than play games after my DIY gas tank fix failed, I had my gas tank fixed by a welder. :/

      If I get my hands on a new(or lightly used) Boom Vader gas tank, I plan to take my time and properly seal the inside of the tank with a commercial product like Red-Kote(approved by my mechanic) or a complete gas tank sealing system like(#Ad): Motorcycle Fuel Tank Repair Kit.

      Please reply if you get a good source for Boom Vader gas tanks.

      Thank you.


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