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Aug 27th, 2014 5:16 pm
spartanheed
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Originally Posted by caf? racer View Post
i didn't read all the post as its too long, will read later on, but wanted to ask... was this tank issue only happening in America, ducati sport classic bikes due to the fuel/petrol they used? i have not heard any issues in Australia about tank problem that get a bulge, dimple or large lump on tank area?
Same issues in the UK. I have a GT1K registered in 2009. The tank was rattling all over when I bought it last year. I've shimmed it and its nice and tight now
Aug 27th, 2014 5:55 am
café racer i didn't read all the post as its too long, will read later on, but wanted to ask... was this tank issue only happening in America, ducati sport classic bikes due to the fuel/petrol they used? i have not heard any issues in Australia about tank problem that get a bulge, dimple or large lump on tank area?
Aug 21st, 2014 5:48 am
Impulsive_Duc
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Originally Posted by 1duckyboy View Post
Which dealer was it?
Hattar Moto in San Rafael.
(In reality, "Ace Motorsports of Concord", since they were bought out six months before.)

"Hattar-Ace" both did the Warranty replacement on the Third tank (and forgot the stickers) and also did the tank coating (claiming they had an official contract).
Ace Motorsports did my second tank, but after they did really dumb things like returning my bike to me with a dead battery, or chipping the paint on my rear cowling and feigning ignorance, I stopped going there.

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Doesn't the dealer coated new tank come with a lifetime warranty?
Warranty? On the tank or the coating?

The tank warranty is probably voided by coating, but it was my best option at the time as the warranty was purchase+5yrs (cosmetic) and purchase+6yrs (mechanical).
And I don't think "Hattar-Ace" will stand behind the coating... look up achung123's posts and you'll see what I mean. The OLD Hattar might have.

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You can always remove the emissions sticker from an expanded tank and put it on the new one. Maybe the dealer has an expanded tank, doesn't matter what model as long as it meets emissions standards.
This only came up now (+2 years after I had my tank coated) because I didn't do my own work, I TOOK IT TO A DEALER. I had no reason to look under my tank. So no sticker.

The screw-up happened 2 years ago, and I only found out about it now because I have become experienced enough to pull the tank and install an air filter on my own safely.

I have photos of the old stickers only because I was curious when my first tank was replaced and snapped a few pics.
Hence why they look like they were taken with a potato.
I am seeing if I can't post them up here in case someone else needs them.

I'm a real sticker for saving stock parts and keeping proper legal documentation... so if for whatever reason I get held up/can't transfer/sell it here in California because of this, I will be livid.
There are actually 2 part numbers on the bottom right of each sticker. I am going to stay on their case until they get those (or letter signed stating as much signed by the head honcho in Cupertino).

Hell, I could ride down there and knock on his window.
Aug 20th, 2014 7:45 pm
Ccf106 Late arrival of another yes vote..
Aug 20th, 2014 5:02 pm
1duckyboy Doesn't the dealer coated new tank come with a lifetime warranty? Which dealer was it?

You can always remove the emissions sticker from an expanded tank and put it on the new one. Maybe the dealer has an expanded tank, doesn't matter what model as long as it meets emissions standards.
Aug 20th, 2014 2:00 pm
Impulsive_Duc
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Originally Posted by YMRacing View Post
The service bulletin from Ducati SVC-10-026 tells of a kit for the installation of the fuel tank fastner kit part no 69926061A. The revised fastners have a wider loadbearing surfaces. The kit accommadates possible tank expansion without loss of a secure mounting ..... or so says the boyz from Bologna.
As info for anyone else in this situation, I had 2 tanks replaced (hitting the handlebars) on my SportClassic 1000 SE.

The first 2 replacements had the CA emissions sticker on the bottom, the third one didn't. (I am calling the dealer about that oversight...)
The third tank I had coated @ the dealer before install and got the retrofit kit as well.

Now (+2 years) I notice the LH side of the tank moves up and down. Noticed after taking the tank off to do a MWR filter install.

On top of the extended mounting pegs, the retrofit also has a rubber spacer at the back RIGHT HAND SIDE ONLY ziptied to the frame to support the RH side of the tank. The left hand side seems to rest on the wiring harness. It doesn't come up under the official parts fische. I need another one of those "pads" to hold up the tank so it doesn't touch the wiring harness, and stops wiggling.

I called the dealer about it and got this parts information, and need a replacement "tank support pad" like I do.

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Ducati SVC 10-026
69926061A
Retrofit kit w/ tank mounts, spacers, and ONE pad.


Ducati OEM TANK BEARING PAD: 85012381A
"tank support pad"
$9.61

(ducati 85040131a <- some kind of threaded insert? maybe wrong part#)
$2
Jan 25th, 2012 10:02 pm
gzus Bought my 09 sportclassic with the tank already expanded, It was wobbling like crazy had it coated no problems since.
Jan 19th, 2012 12:34 pm
linux My 2 cents. Bought my 2010 new from Ducati Seattle a year ago. The tank had already spread beyond the brackets sitting on the showroom floor. Dave R. ordered a new one for me and I immediately had it coated with Caswell. I had a professional shop do it, 2 coats and scoping after each coat to see if anything was missed). I've not had a problem so far.
Jan 17th, 2012 12:15 am
19DUC04 ian,

Thanks man! Yeah - it's a real funky situation. My fear, and I read it somewhere here, is that someone did the coating and still had the tank spread after 18months. Now this can be an issue with who/how it was coated but it still came back. I'm on the fence and would hate to coat, have it happen again, then not be covered under the warranty.

It's a messed up deal...
Jan 16th, 2012 10:18 am
ian
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Originally Posted by 19DUC04 View Post
On a side note: On one hand - I want to caswell coat the new tank before they install it so I, hopefully, don't have this issue again but...in speaking with the dealer, it will void the 2yr warranty on the "new" part deal and possibly void the up and coming 5yr. On the other hand - I still have 1 year factory warranty on the bike itself and, if it happens again (which it probably will this year), it's still covered in addition to the 2 and 5yr.

Fingers crossed....
I was in the same place you are now, so I understand...........if you want to wait you will just go through this again, if you want to stop the madness get it coated now. My first tank lasted years, the second a month. I got tired of messing around and worrying that I might not get the "next" tank.
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