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Old 09-04-2009, 01:48 PM
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i parked my bike outside my buddy's house for about an hour. Came back and found this:




what are my options besides calling the insurance. Where can i get a gas tank or should i get it repaired. Thanks
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:07 PM
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thats bull****. sorry to hear that man. people are becoming bigger and bigger a-holes these days.
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:17 PM
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Tank dents are common. A body shop should be able to pop it out without needing paint, though I don't know about those scuffs. If you have it repainted, you'll have to buy the decals.

Other than that, gas tanks are easy to find, and generally cheap. Search ebay, and post a WTB ad in the classified section of this forum.
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:34 PM
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my plan is to repaint it a different color once a get new fairing so im not worried about the decals just the dents. can i take it to a car body shop or a motorcycle shop.
 

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Old 09-04-2009, 02:42 PM
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dent it in more so you can do spreaders and highchairs!
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:58 PM
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do it like mine
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:21 PM
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my plan is to repaint it a different color once a get new fairing so im not worried about the decals just the dents. can i take it to a car body shop or a motorcycle shop.
Car body shop can handle anything you have. A used one without any dents can be had on ebay for around $100. A body shop may charge you just about that to get out a dent like that. Usually they have to pull it out then slightly fill it up with filler before they can paint it so the price might be close to buying a used one. You can leave it primer grey until you get new fairings.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:16 PM
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this sound right? went to a few body shops like maaco and others i got prices around 350-400 for repairing dents and repaint the tank black.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:33 PM
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that sounds a little high to me, +1 on replacing tank and painting the new one. that chit suck man... good luck bro
 
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**** off any girls? That would explain it..

Looks like replacing the tank is your best bet. You'll find some good deals on ebay/craigslist
 

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