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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 7:03 pm   #1 (permalink)
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2012 696 fuel tank

I just put down a deposit on a brand new 696 only to hear about this fuel tank issue. Did they do anything to fix the problem for 2012?

Is it as big an issue on the 696 as it is on the other bikes? What is the likely hood that i will have this problem if nothing has been done to fix the situation?

Thanks for any info.
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 9:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I just put down a deposit on a brand new 696 only to hear about this fuel tank issue. Did they do anything to fix the problem for 2012?

Is it as big an issue on the 696 as it is on the other bikes? What is the likely hood that i will have this problem if nothing has been done to fix the situation?

Thanks for any info.
There is a law suit pending and I'm pretty sure Ducati will be fixing all defective tanks at no cost. And there are thousands of 696/796/1100 that have no tank problems. I've had a 2009 696 for almost 3 years and the tank is perfect. Not sure if the 2012 has any problem but if it does your warranty will cover it.
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 9:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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There is a law suit pending and I'm pretty sure Ducati will be fixing all defective tanks at no cost. And there are thousands of 696/796/1100 that have no tank problems. I've had a 2009 696 for almost 3 years and the tank is perfect. Not sure if the 2012 has any problem but if it does your warranty will cover it.
What type of gas do you use in yours? Ethanol free?

It's not that i'm worried about the warranty, more the resale value when i want to change to something else.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 4:31 am   #4 (permalink)
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What type of gas do you use in yours? Ethanol free?

It's not that i'm worried about the warranty, more the resale value when i want to change to something else.
NEVER use ethanol fuel, it destroys your engine!
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 5:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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What type of gas do you use in yours? Ethanol free?

It's not that i'm worried about the warranty, more the resale value when i want to change to something else.
I'm not sure, I live in CA. and have used gas from Texaco, Shell & Chevron
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 6:46 pm   #6 (permalink)
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You're covered for 5 years regarding the terms of the settlement on the tank.

It's not such a huge issue with the latest Monster because the fuel tank is underneath plastic covers. So even if it does expand, you shouldn't notice a problem.
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 5:01 am   #7 (permalink)
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Apparently that extra warranty doesn't apply in Canada.
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 9:11 am   #8 (permalink)
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You're covered for 5 years regarding the terms of the settlement on the tank.

It's not such a huge issue with the latest Monster because the fuel tank is underneath plastic covers. So even if it does expand, you shouldn't notice a problem.
That is correct. The cover design conceals the problem depending on how much the tank expands.

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There is a law suit pending and I'm pretty sure Ducati will be fixing all defective tanks at no cost. And there are thousands of 696/796/1100 that have no tank problems. I've had a 2009 696 for almost 3 years and the tank is perfect. Not sure if the 2012 has any problem but if it does your warranty will cover it.
WRONG. The settlement does not mean Ducati will "fix" anything. If required, they will simply replace the defective tank with an equally defective one. Look under the covers and see if your tank has expanded. It probably has, but as you cannot see it, and because it has not affected the operation of the bike, Ducati will do nothing.
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 9:51 am   #9 (permalink)
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It's not such a huge issue with the latest Monster because the fuel tank is underneath plastic covers. So even if it does expand, you shouldn't notice a problem.
While true, there have been cases reported of fuel leaks on current-gen Monsters resulting from tank deformation.

I've been sticking with ethanol-free fuel.
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 1:13 pm   #10 (permalink)
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That is correct. The cover design conceals the problem depending on how much the tank expands.



WRONG. The settlement does not mean Ducati will "fix" anything. If required, they will simply replace the defective tank with an equally defective one. Look under the covers and see if your tank has expanded. It probably has, but as you cannot see it, and because it has not affected the operation of the bike, Ducati will do nothing.
No, the written judgement outlines expansion parameters and if you tank expands beyond those limits Ducati has to fix it. And why do you think they will replace it with another defective one ? I've had my tank off and on several times and it fits perfectly all the holes line up as they did from day one so if it has expanded it was such a minor amount (prob. less then 1mm) there is no way to tell.

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