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Old 11-28-2007, 10:33 AM   #21
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thanks. i've never used the stuff, so I was kinda curious.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:05 AM   #22
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You can also tack weld a slide hammer to it, pull it out and then bondo her up.

With the price of those tanks I would check out repairing it before I bought one.
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You can also tack weld a slide hammer to it, pull it out and then bondo her up.

With the price of those tanks I would check out repairing it before I bought one.
I think you'll have a really hard time finding a good used tank, but I wouldn't stop looking.

Regarding the tack welding thing- I would avoid that because of the possibility of explosion............
Burn through the metal or have some slag ignite something and it's "night night termite"

Properly done, with the large hole from removing the fuel pump, popping out the dents is no big deal.
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I think you'll have a really hard time finding a good used tank, but I wouldn't stop looking.

Regarding the tack welding thing- I would avoid that because of the possibility of explosion............
Burn through the metal or have some slag ignite something and it's "night night termite"

Properly done, with the large hole from removing the fuel pump, popping out the dents is no big deal.
I would definetly not tack anything to a tank while gas was in it.

Just another method I have seen used to pull dents on areas that are difficult to reach from the other side.
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I would definetly not tack anything to a tank while gas was in it.

Just another method I have seen used to pull dents on areas that are difficult to reach from the other side.
It's not the fuel, fuel won't ignite. It's the vapors. Best way to do this is to purge the tank with argon or another inert gas that will displace the fuel vapors.

Speaking of the above technique, you may be able to pay a bodyshop with a tack puller to pull most of the dents out for you at a nominal fee. Maybe Tony has one? I can't remember the name of that tool, but basically it tacks a rod to the dent you want pulled and you can pull the dent from it.
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Well I found a new used tank in CT
But it's 500.00 :eek2:
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Repair what you have. It would be a lot cheaper.
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hmmm...i'll bang on my 929 tank and see if I can repair it...or at least knock out a huge dent...if so, i might be able to help you with yours.
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Well I found a new used tank in CT
But it's 500.00 :eek2:
Next time get a bikes plenty of parts. Get a Honda if you don't want to worry about how the tank looks underneath the cover.
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Next time get a bikes plenty of parts. Get a Honda if you don't want to worry about how the tank looks underneath the cover.
Next time = Next Season
I've been looking at the 600RR for a race bike.
They are Awesome bikes but, I've put a lot of time and money into the 675, I'm going to run 2008 with her still.
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Let me know when I should come over and help with the new tank project.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:52 AM   #33
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I think I found a tank w/ alot less damage for under 2bills

I'll post pics here shortly to see what everyone thinks
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Dude, harsh! I said I didn't know what it was called...
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BTW, I saw the tank you're buying, and it is DEFINITELY worth the cabbage...
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Dude, harsh! I said I didn't know what it was called...

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I've fixed worse...remember the SV tank Tom? What a nightmare! lol. I'd fix it. It is easy with the right tools and I just happen to know people with the right tools.
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i can repair that tank.

here's the tool i use to do it....it's called a uni-spotter. or stud welder. stud gun....few different names.....same purpose.

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yeah, gas would all have to be drained out....and let air dry for a few days. even with the uni spotter....the weld burns through sometimes. wouldn't want an explosion now would we.

or you can just bondo the living chit outta of it....but bondo's only strong for 1/8"....anything past that, and bondo becomes brittle.
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