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TIPPED OVER IN DRIVEWAY TANK DENTED!
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TIPPED OVER IN DRIVEWAY TANK DENTED! - August 16, 2009, 09:07 AM

So i moved out to the boonies behind the haymarket sheets into an old farmhouse long story short all gravel and very hilly, i got off last night and before i could do anything she dropped on left side, no damage other than tank dent but its bugging me i guess i should let it be but i was wondering short of replacing tank what celse could i do? thanks
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August 18, 2009, 03:10 PM

You think that'll work for real dent? It's probably right on a crease. I was actually looking for a place I could get new one. I found www.bikebandit.com but was hoping there was someone here that new of a local place or just another place to price compare different bits.
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August 18, 2009, 03:51 PM

mine fell in the garage. dented at the crease.. only suggestion i got was to fill it with water and put it in a freezer to pop the dent a little. other than that, replace the tank is the only option.


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August 18, 2009, 03:55 PM

You'd have to find out if the tank is single layer or double. Some tanks have to layers of sheet metal, so it would not be possible to pop it out from the inside.


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FYI - i looked for my tank and it's about $800.
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It doesn't cost you a thing to have dentmasters look at it. If the dent is on a crease, they may only be able to reduce the size of the dent down to one little nick. I've used them to remove all sorts of dings from my parents' cars, I've heard of them removing dents from aluminum siding, and I once got an estimate for removing dents from a metal, garage door panel. My feeling is if you can get 95% of the dent out and don't need to paint, great.

Alternately, dents add character and relieve you of any concern about all the people that are helplessly drawn to that large shiny bit of your bike that MUST have their greasy little fingerprints all over it. Now you can just concentrate on riding it. Most of my bikes have dents, all of them have friggin' greasy little fingerprints. Most get washed when it rains.

..and another thing, the hotter the girl is that sits on your bike, the bigger the guaranty she will mar or damage it - it's a package deal. Unless she rides too, then she's too hot to hang out with the likes of you.


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August 19, 2009, 11:13 AM

I have an 04 R6 Liquid Silver just like yours...from the pic.

It also has 2 big dents from previous owner. I think my only cheaper option at this point is have it fixed and repainted. Bondo. Should cost you a couple hundred. Better than at least $500 for a new tank
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It doesn't cost you a thing to have dentmasters look at it. If the dent is on a crease, they may only be able to reduce the size of the dent down to one little nick. I've used them to remove all sorts of dings from my parents' cars, I've heard of them removing dents from aluminum siding, and I once got an estimate for removing dents from a metal, garage door panel. My feeling is if you can get 95% of the dent out and don't need to paint, great.

Alternately, dents add character and relieve you of any concern about all the people that are helplessly drawn to that large shiny bit of your bike that MUST have their greasy little fingerprints all over it. Now you can just concentrate on riding it. Most of my bikes have dents, all of them have friggin' greasy little fingerprints. Most get washed when it rains.

..and another thing, the hotter the girl is that sits on your bike, the bigger the guaranty she will mar or damage it - it's a package deal. Unless she rides too, then she's too hot to hang out with the likes of you.
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