hi there.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.
thanks brooksie, i have a good laugh here onTruelu, I am dead calm about this.
Absolutely no offense taken! We all really love these bikes. I think Ducati will offer something but we really need to keep up the pressure. It's true there should've been some testing. I just wonder if all plastic tank Ducatis have this trouble here? I doubt it. Probably just these. I really don't like soup much at 130mph. Maybe some flap jacks.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.
I posted a poll. Vote "yes" or "no" and include any information that you think might be useful . . . . how long have you had your bike, do you keep it indoors or outdoors, etc.Can we get a thread going that would be like a survey that allows owners to be counted that have or had the incredible melting tank? I'd be glad to provide any info required from the bike. I've filed with NTSB and DNA but I think we need to get some help providing real numbers to DNA and NTSB as to the real numbers. While it is good to have dialog here, we need to get a REAL count as best we can so perhaps we can get some help for this issue. Thanks!
Not..........you are talking plastic here that has been deformed, stretched and bubbled due to a chemical reaction to the additives in the gasoline suppled in the USA. No amount of pushing/pulling with anything is going to get it back to its original shape.Until Ducati gets us new, safe, non-spreading replacements for our defective tanks, I have been pondering what to do. I did take the time to place my technical problem complaint per the instructions YMRacing so kindly posted on the poll thread. I know some folks have decided to shim out the mounting brackets on the frame, but that seems like the wrong way to go to me. I keep thinking that some sort of tiny aluminum turnbuckle attached to the frame and the tank could be used to pull the tank sides back towards the frame and retain the original shape. I have not spent much time looking at it yet, just an idea. If anyone here has more of an engineering background or reasearched this, I would be curious as to your thoughts. I was thinking of zip tying the turnbuckle to the frame and somehow attaching it to the tank, although I am not sure how. If that can be accomplished, you could slowly, over several days or weeks, tighten the turnbuckle to pull the tank back into shape. Feasible or not?