Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Desert, CA, US
Is my tank spreading? And should I still go ahead with new paint if so?
Hey all, I've been waiting for a couple weeks now for the Ducati decals to arrive at my dealers so I can get the tank/cowl repainted after my lowside a few weeks back. However today I was looking under the tank and noticed the rubber mounts are not quite snug in the metal holders. They rubber mounts probably sit about 40% on the holder, 60% off on both sides. Is this the usual position or is it a sign of the spreading to come?
Obviously I'm reluctant to drop the $$$ on a new paint job if the tank is just going to need replaced soon. From what I've read it seems that Ducati North America is being decent about replacing the spreading tanks, but I feel it might seem too opportunistic to bring in my scratched up tank looking to get it replaced...or would they just try to shim it first, and how long is that solution good for?
Not trying to cheat the system or anything, just figuring out the best way to go about this. Any input appreciated!