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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tank puncture

Found a bit of a can of worms when I was taking off one of the forward fairings on my 06 - as I removed the top fairing screw I smelled gas and after poking around found out that the tank had been punctured through the tapped hole the screw threads into (the screw was different than the others and longer). After using most of the 7 words you're not allowed to say on TV, I had a thought - while a new tank is probably the only "real" fix (and a couple hundred bucks I don't have), does anyone think just inserting a grub screw into the hole would suffice as a fix? The fairing bolt would screw in on top of it, but I'm thinking that might work as a plug?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 06:42 PM
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I had a hole in my tank as well, on my '07

I was freakin mad as well. The screw may plug it, but the best option for me was getting it welded. Cost me $15 and all I lost was a mounting point for the fairing.

it was a huge mess, I hate thinking about when it happened lol. Gas eats through everything and may eventually corrode the screw to the point where gas leaks out. I got mine welded and am thinking about saving for a new tank. (but that may not happen)



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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Good News (potentially) for tank-pucture victims

I did some more digging around and came up with this. Not sure if it helps anyone else out but I think I may be in luck!
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I have 3 extra tanks ...Lemme know
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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WooHoo! New tank, no problem thanks to Ben at Lake City Powersports in Seattle. Brilliant!


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