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post #1 of 9 Old 01-26-2018, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question Fuel Tank

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Recently picked up that my bike started leaking fuel, sent her in for inspection/repairs and now the tank is completed dented in and cracked at the bottom, this bike has not been in an accident, what other causes could lead to this happening?

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Hi Guys

Recently picked up that my bike started leaking fuel, sent her in for inspection/repairs and now the tank is completed dented in and cracked at the bottom, this bike has not been in an accident, what other causes could lead to this happening?

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Did it vent correctly? Was the gas tank lid ever hard to open? Most tanks have very little implosion resistance.
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got a picture? you say sent in for repairs.. I would be questioning the guys working on it. Is there a screw close to the hole/crack/dent? Depending on how bad it is I have used jb weld gas tank repair on motorcycle gas tanks before with great results.




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Two things that come to the top of my mind on this. First, if the vent lines were crimped/crushed under the tank improperly, it can implode the tank slightly from the fuel pump sucking the fuel out of it (as realpsi stated above). Next would be the it got removed and dropped onto something.

Without knowing exactly where it's dented though, t's hard to say.
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Here is the pic from my tank, fuel cap was never hard to open, didn't have any vacuum sounds when opening, the point is to avoid it happening again, and this truly has me stunned!
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Looks like it imploded. Why? Good question....
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Looks like a venting issue implosion to me. I would look into that so it doesn't happen again when you get the tank back.

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Either your fuel pump did it or maybe the shop vacuum tested the tank? I don't know, but as mentioned check the venting. It takes very little to implode a tank.

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