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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%
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post #21 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 9:05 pm
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Two questions anyone know?

Just how many of these bikes are here in the states?

Other thing do the bikes in Europe have this damned emissions canister. For crying out load the same canister that caused vacuum lock on fuel injected SS bikes and caved them in!

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post #22 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2008, 5:09 am
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I haven't had any problems yet but my bike leads a pretty pampered life. My dealer hasn't heard anything from Ducati about this issue either.
Other Ducs have a plastic tank, do they have some of the same issues?
The gas tank vent makes sense, but again other Ducs have the same thing.
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Just how many of these bikes are here in the states?
There are supposed to be 200 Paul Smarts in the US. I have no idea how many Sport Classics there are.

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Other thing do the bikes in Europe have this damned emissions canister. For crying out load the same canister that caused vacuum lock on fuel injected SS bikes and caved them in!
We have quite a few threads about removing the canister. Do a search. My dealer took my canister off before I picked up my bike.

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post #24 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2008, 9:24 am
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Yep,
My tank's spreading very typicaly, (right side).
DNA is blaming ethanol and replacing tank and brackets, and all with 4 days left on the warranty!!!

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I've had all the problems, initially the tank was lose in the mounting pucks but a little shimming fixed that problem. Then it developed a number of small pimples on the top of the tank, followed by a bulge that developed in the side.

Tank was replaced a few weeks ago under warranty, no problems so far with the new one just have to wait and see. It was no problem having the dealer replace the tank, he took one look and ordered a new one.

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post #26 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2008, 2:19 pm
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Two questions anyone know?

Just how many of these bikes are here in the states?

Other thing do the bikes in Europe have this damned emissions canister. For crying out load the same canister that caused vacuum lock on fuel injected SS bikes and caved them in!
European bikes don't have the emissions canister.
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post #27 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2008, 12:17 pm
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Voted YES. Bike doesn't even have 600 miles under it and the tank is already shifting around about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. I suppose I could file for a new tank but this one is still new in my book. What good would another new tank do for me if I have to replace it again anyway? I want a new "fixed" tank. Guess I'm heading to the hardware store.
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post #28 of 1129 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2008, 12:31 pm
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If it is the ethanol in the fuel, I wonder if it would help to line one's new tank with a product like Kreem?

http://www.kreemproducts.net/

I have used it when restoring old fuel tanks and it works well to seal up pinholes, cracks and cover rust.

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I believe someone has already mentioned that there is ethanol European gas as well as US gas.

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I believe someone has already mentioned that there is ethanol European gas as well as US gas.
I think you're right, but the %age is less I think. US allows up to 10%, Europe is 5%?

I have also been told that the further away from the batch mixing you are the less ethanol in your fuel.....bleed off...and that those close by may be getting more than 10%..fuel in my area smells like cheap rum sometimes.

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