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Dent in fuel tank, worth fixing? - February 26, 2016, 11:10 AM

So last night my landlord was backing in the driveway and lightly knocked my bike over. It kinda hit the deck, and the left mirror broke off (not a big deal easy to replace) but this morning when it was light out, I looked over the bike. I've got a pretty nice dent now in the gas tank, and I'm wondering the options to fix it/replace it, or should I not worry about it? He's going to cover the repairs, etc.

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February 26, 2016, 11:28 AM

I mean if he is going to cover the repairs, i'd say yes.

It doesn't look like it creased anywhere so a paintless dent remover should be able to pop that out pretty easily and it'll be 95%-100% perfect..

Not expensive either.


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February 26, 2016, 11:34 AM

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I mean if he is going to cover the repairs, i'd say yes.

It doesn't look like it creased anywhere so a paintless dent remover should be able to pop that out pretty easily and it'll be 95%-100% perfect..

Not expensive either.
Yeah I think if it can get popped out it should be fine. The paint is still intact, but yeah I'd like for the dent to not be there, like how it was. A new tank is going to run close to $600.

I'm hoping the forks or handlebar isn't bent, but since it won't start (hopefully because of the cold, and a weak battery) I don't know. The handlebar end is kinda banged up too, but not too worried about that as much as the other stuff.
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February 26, 2016, 11:45 AM

Check ebay for a used tank but it looks like it should come out.

Try the heat and freeze spray trick or a painless dent removal.
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Yeah I think if it can get popped out it should be fine. The paint is still intact, but yeah I'd like for the dent to not be there, like how it was. A new tank is going to run close to $600.

I'm hoping the forks or handlebar isn't bent, but since it won't start (hopefully because of the cold, and a weak battery) I don't know. The handlebar end is kinda banged up too, but not too worried about that as much as the other stuff.
If it was just lightly knocked over, i'm sure the forks aren't bent.

As far as starting, it's probably just the battery; cold weather murders batteries. If it turns over but doesn't start, crank it a few times, and then push start it. I helped a buddy a few weeks ago do this exact thing, and his bike started right up.

If it does start take it for a long ride to charge the battery back up.


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Check ebay for a used tank but it looks like it should come out.

Try the heat and freeze spray trick or a painless dent removal.
There's a few used tanks that are $200 or so, but then would need painting. I spoke to Jason at Brooks who said a body shop should be able to pull it out.

Thanks for the ideas! The battery is definitely the issue as far as not starting right now. It's still red on the tender, and it hadn't been started in about two weeks or so.
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