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post #21 of 612 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 5:02 am
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I just found this link to degredation of fuel tanks in boats, it looks like its a known issue with fibreglass and epoxy resins, does anyone know what an SC tank is made from?

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post #22 of 612 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 9:49 am
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Or 2 bolts and 8 washers.
One thing I've noticed is that the expansion has brought the tank just about to the steering limit.
I pray that nobody gets hurt because of this. Isn't there something we can do to get the issue resolved BEFORE that? Along with this site, keep pounding DNA with complaints and issues. I don't want to give them a bad time, but this is gonna get REAL bad soon.

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calm down, brooksie.

who needs so much steering angle anyway ?


no, i am serious, this is sure a defect, but you
guys should take it easy, or as a men at least.

get some washers and space out the brackets,
what is the problem anyway.

i mean, you have just entered the huge red ducati
church, now that you have noticed a little spot on
the high-priest's wardrobe, stop crying about it,
that the others can go on with their worshipping.



you should read in the old cycle world magazines,
about the issues cook and spalding hat with their
machine, to notice, that nothing has changed basicly.

get that thing tuned and trash the fuck out of it,
but do me one favour in between: stop crying
about it, as this is the most beautyful thing you
will ever come across.

you guys should be more grateful, that you have
the opportunity to buy such a great machine, and
should stop crying about these minor issues.

nothin' is leakin', nobody got hurt so far, so what
the fuck.

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you dont want to read whining and i dont want to read a post with 5 (plus 1 in the sig)

take a look at my tank and tell me if its the most beautyful (sic) thing you will ever come across. The indent on top is so bad you can eat a can of soup out of it.
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I second that Timdog; let's not start being disrespectful to members. This is a club and a friendly one. I have to agree that a fuel tank which costs around a 8-900 to replace is not a trivial issue. Plus, surely if the tank keeps spreading it will split eventually and this will be a safety issue.
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oh i didn't mean to sound disrespectful at all,
he should just get his senses together.



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take a look at my tank and tell me if its the most beautyful (sic) thing you will ever come across. The indent on top is so bad you can eat a can of soup out of it.
hi there.

that sounds weird, i would love to see some noodle
soup arranged on your sport classic tank,
an image, ducati north america would like
to see also, i assume.



haven't you guys asked http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/ , if they are
willing to come up with a tank of their own ?
maybe with a slight different shape also ?

I'll give WBO a call tomorrow, to see if he is
willing to come up with a badge of aluminum
tanks for your bikes.

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get some washers and space out the brackets,
what is the problem anyway.
IMHO when you pay the price of admission for a Ducati you shouldn't have to put up with jury rigged fixes. Ducati has a problem and they need to get it straightened out. (Excuse the pun.)

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From what has been discovered so far - it seems to be only US tanks, US has high ethanol, there is a known degredation problems with high ethanol I'd hazard a guess that Ducati didn't actually test the tank material construction in the US market using US gas prior to launch. Is that the buyers fault and should one expect the buyer to spend money putting it right or fashioning a fix? Most here will have put up with the "quirks" owning them bring, you'd hardly buy an SC without some knowledge of Ducati but a faulty gas tank and its replacement cost should not be one the owner has to bear!

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I am dead calm about this. I bought the bike know how "quirky" Ducati can be. I love the bike. Everything about it. I really think I could live with the can being shimmed up. But the last thing I need is an aluminum tank I have to paint. Why should I? Just looking for a little support from the manufacturer, is all.

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Truelu, I am dead calm about this.
thanks brooksie, i have a good laugh here on
your very dry last post.
i really didn't mean to offend you or anybody
else, just wanted to share my view of the
matter with you.

i sure agree, that this is a fault of the manufacturer,
just as gizmo has stated, it seems as if ducati
has never tested the tanks in the u.s. before they
went into production.

still wait for the noodle soup picture here, and hope
you all come to a good conclusion with your tanks.

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