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View Poll Results: Are you having problems with your tank?
Yes, I am having problems with my tank. 366 66.79%
No, I am not having problems with my tank. 182 33.21%
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post #11 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 2008, 2:13 pm
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post #12 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 1:27 am
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Tank problems Yes or No ? Yes here!

Yes I have the same basic issue as most. Tank is loose. Not 100% sure if it's spreading. In one of my other posts I mentioned seening this spreading(?) oversize tanks, or just very poor Q Control on brand new uncrated bikes without fuel. Yes it is quite upsetting to say the least. Can't help but wonder if they're fully aware of the problem and it's really poor quality tank from ther suppliers (if they are not made in house) and facing production quotas. In 2 different dealerships recently seeing 2 unpacked bikes and were not fueled tanks could be lifted at least out of one side. I ask again for memeber to check ot other SC's PSLE etc. IN THE SHOWROOMS and post their observations. I will soon have my tank off and first want to measure the frame width so we can have some data exactly what the average frame mounting poits/cups are. Then record the width of the tank. MEMBER please check out some drand new bikes and post your observaions and dimensions. Thanks
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post #13 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 3:08 am
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voted 'yes'

I had to shim my 06 sport tank a couple of months ago so I don't remember exactly, but it had grown either 1 or 1 1/2 inches too wide and could easily lift off the bike. It wasn't symmetrically distorted, either. One side needed 1/2 inch more spacer than the other for the tank to be centered.

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post #14 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 9:51 am
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I voted 'yes'.

As of my vote, there were 34 of you who also voted 'yes'. However, when I do a search of the complaints filed with the ODI/NHTSA (Office of Defects Investigation/Naional Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there have only been 19 complaints filed for Sport Classics covering every model year.

Why aren't people taking the couple of minutes to fill out the form? It probably took me longer to type this post than it did to fill out a complaint.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm

Based on this survey, there should be at least 34 complaints...and that's assuming all of the 19 complaints that have been filed voted on this forum (which is highly unlikely).

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post #15 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 10:46 am
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tank problem yes

My strong opinion is we should all MEASURE the tank width by removing our tanks. This way we can ACCURATELY now joe tank is X amount, johs is X amount. LETS SEE HOW MUCH THEY ARE ACTUALLY SPREADING !!! We need data !!!! I think everyone should be carefull if the plastic quick disconnects are cold best to remove inside where it's warm, catch fuel while removing. I gently repinch the outer squeeze ring the opposite direction so in an attempt to obtain the best holding power from their design, also lube them before insertion. Remember to turn key on a check for leaks. Mine will be off soon and I will post the data. Can't access the NHTSB right now,site is down ????
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I voted 'yes'.

As of my vote, there were 34 of you who also voted 'yes'. However, when I do a search of the complaints filed with the ODI/NHTSA (Office of Defects Investigation/Naional Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there have only been 19 complaints filed for Sport Classics covering every model year.

Why aren't people taking the couple of minutes to fill out the form? It probably took me longer to type this post than it did to fill out a complaint.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm

Based on this survey, there should be at least 34 complaints...and that's assuming all of the 19 complaints that have been filed voted on this forum (which is highly unlikely).

+1 on that! Let's keep focused on the issue. If the link doesn't work, keeping trying. It's worth the price of a new tank eventually, isn't it?

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I haven't filed mine yet I'm going down to Seattle Ducati Sat to look into just how bad it is. Anybody going to be out and about in Seattle this weekend?

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Haven't filed a formal complaint yet as I just found out that the tank has spread. Last time I rode it...about 2 weeks ago it was ok. Just took it off the stand 10 minutes ago to get ready to head to Louisiana for a week of riding, and the tank damn near came off! Will shim and ride, but will next make a call to my dealer as my warranty is good 'til April '09.

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Seems to me that if it's documented that folks outside of North America are not experiencing the tank spreading issue, including them in this poll will provide results that are skewed more towards the "no" vote than they should be.

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Talked to my local dealer, Hall's in Springfield, IL. There is a spreading tank recall that talks about shimming the tank. In the interim, I found dimpling in the tank on the right hand side. The dimpling Hall's says will allow the tank to be replaced under warranty.

During discussion the service guy asked about the gas tank vent and whether or not it was clear. He seems to think that a bad vent may be causing some of the problems. He recomended shooting some WD-40 into the vent and seeing if it went through. Mine didn't. I disconnected the line at the base of the tank and removed it. (of course it was to vent into that ugly canister...wonder where that went...) The line was plugged with something. I blew it clear and reinstalled it, checking by blowing backwards throught the vent with my finger over the under gas cap vent..works now.

Just a thought for those that have no problems yet and hope to have no problems.

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