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Author Topic: Plastic Tank problems: Discussion thread, see info thread sticky for updates  (Read 398085 times)
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« Reply #285 on: December 02, 2009, 06:03:23 PM »

try to save a few bucks cost in the end

So....you're saying they knew they'd have an issue, and just chose a lesser material? I maintain it's a surprise to them.
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« Reply #286 on: December 02, 2009, 07:35:29 PM »

Arent plastic tanks used in several areas of automotive application? I think the issue here maybe, the plastic is safe for use on gasoline, not E10 gasoline.

Does it seem like this issue happens in europe too?
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« Reply #287 on: December 03, 2009, 03:31:38 AM »

Arent plastic tanks used in several areas of automotive application? I think the issue here maybe, the plastic is safe for use on gasoline, not E10 gasoline.

Does it seem like this issue happens in europe too?

I have personally spoken with mechanics in Italy, Germany and the UK -- none of them have heard about this at all. 

I've posted on several boards in UK and in Italy as well (or had someone do it for me, my Italian is limited to asking where the bathroom and a good hooker are) and no one has heard of it at all.
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« Reply #288 on: December 03, 2009, 05:19:00 AM »

i realize that it would be a lot harder to detect, but i am curious if there are any shape changing issues with the new model tanks (specifically the unseen inner tank)

anyone have any input?
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« Reply #289 on: December 04, 2009, 01:15:10 PM »

Well it's been 6 months since I got my replacement tank for my S4Rs and lo and behold today I noticed small ripple on both sides of the tank.  Right around the knee area *sigh*


At this point I am going to wait and see how this progresses and wait until I hear about a permanent fix.  I would strongly urge those of you who have gotten your replacement to still fill our the complaint and send Ducatiz your information.

I'll post up pictures later.
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« Reply #290 on: December 04, 2009, 03:35:16 PM »


Arai. Can you also post something showing you've had your tank replaced already?  Some people do not believe the replacement tanks are also deforming.

Where do you get your gas?
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« Reply #291 on: December 04, 2009, 04:06:34 PM »

Only proof I have is an email from my local dealer. I get my gas all along the local mountains of LA county  Sad
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« Reply #292 on: December 04, 2009, 04:49:15 PM »

finally filled out my NHTSA report today (ok, flog me)
anyway...i had to select the s4r, as my bike was not represented (s2r1k)
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« Reply #293 on: December 05, 2009, 03:31:21 AM »

Did you note in the report the bike wasn't listed?  Its the same tank though
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« Reply #294 on: December 05, 2009, 06:02:05 AM »

Did you note in the report the bike wasn't listed?  Its the same tank though


i did
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« Reply #295 on: December 05, 2009, 06:51:47 AM »

I put my first tank in my replacement yesterday.  The new tank is unbelievably white inside compared to the old tank.  Will keep my eye on any changes........
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« Reply #296 on: December 05, 2009, 08:37:41 AM »

What colour was the old one?  Mine looks white inside
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« Reply #297 on: December 05, 2009, 08:43:40 AM »

What colour was the old one?  Mine looks white inside


Like a dark butter yellow color.  The new one is a really bright white.
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« Reply #298 on: December 05, 2009, 04:10:36 PM »

mine is smookers teeth yellow.
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« Reply #299 on: December 05, 2009, 04:20:41 PM »

mine is smookers teeth yellow.

was it always that way?
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