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I just finished the temp fix for the tank spread. It took about 30 minutes. I needed to add three washers for each bolt.



As you can see in the picture, the tank has spread enough so that one side was completely out of the support bracket.

Here's the BikeWorld reference on the fix:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/ducati-motorcycles/gt-1000/fuel-tank/

An easy fix, pull the back tank bolt, pull the tank back (insert a roll of paper towels under the tank to raise the tank enough to work with the tank brackets).

I have read that there is a five year warranty on the tank. Has any second owner had success with obtaining a tank replacement?

Bruce in the keys

PS Here's where you can file a safety complaint: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
 

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AKA "shimming the tank". I had the dealer do this for me - mainly as an excuse to get down there to check out what they had in the showroom. They tried to bill me for labor but I had them forward that to DNA!
 

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I have read that there is a five year warranty on the tank. Has any second owner had success with obtaining a tank replacement?

Bruce in the keys

PS Here's where you can file a safety complaint: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
I am the second owner of my out-of-warranty GT1000, and Ducati Indianapolis just replaced tanks this weekend for me. I took the bike to them in September to have them look at it. It only took them about 2-3 weeks to get the new tank in, but due to my job, I couldn't get my bike in there until this past weekend.

It fits great. I don't know if there have been some slight changes in manufacturing or if my tank had just spread so much...but it fits tighter against the seat and there is more space between the ignition and the tank.
 
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