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Old 10-03-2011, 02:11 PM   #21
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The tank doesn't leak, it's shape distorts. It spreads until it's not firmly seated in the forward mounting brackets.

You can keep your Shovelhead cream in your pants where it belongs.
I think he was suggesting this as a "barrier" for the inner-wall of the tank, in reference to Ducati's opinion that "Ethanol-laced Petrol" is causing the distortion in the tank's structure.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:02 AM   #22
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I think he was suggesting this as a "barrier" for the inner-wall of the tank, in reference to Ducati's opinion that "Ethanol-laced Petrol" is causing the distortion in the tank's structure.
Of course that's what I meant, but you can't tell these kids anything. He'd rather suffer along with a bike that he can't ride than take advice from his elders.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:07 AM   #23
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Actually, the engine characters will be quite a bit different. The Monster will make more power earlier, and more peak torque, but the 848's horsepower of, say, 115 at the wheel, will demolish the Monster's 85-90.
The old conundrum. Do you want more peak power that you will never use off of a track (but is great bragging rights at the Burger Barn)? Or do you want real world power where you actually use the bike day to day?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:18 AM   #24
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I'll settle for an ignition switch and a seat that don't mash my mango's myself. Throw in a non-distorting gas tank and you're set.

Out of curiosity Buzz, what's causing the tank to distort? is it plastic or really thin metal? I only ask you know because I have a large hammer and some channel locks that'll fix just about anything, I'll be glad to lend my expertise....."Beat to fit, Paint to match" etc....
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #25
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Out of curiosity Buzz, what's causing the tank to distort? is it plastic or really thin metal? I only ask you know because I have a large hammer and some channel locks that'll fix just about anything, I'll be glad to lend my expertise....."Beat to fit, Paint to match" etc....
I know I'm not Buz, but.....

The tanks are "precision-roto-molded high-strength polymer" that has a sort of "pocket" for the front-mounts. Cheap, American, Ethanol-laced Petrol causes the walls of the tank with the pocket to distort and "spread out", which in-turn causes the pockets to fall-off the mounting-points.

Or, at least, that's what Ducati claims. Seems there is little of this problem in Europe, home of Real, Manly, non-Ethanol-laced Petrol (that's what I've heard), so perhaps their theory has merit.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:50 AM   #26
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I know I'm not Buz, but.....

The tanks are "precision-roto-molded high-strength polymer" that has a sort of "pocket" for the front-mounts. Cheap, American, Ethanol-laced Petrol causes the walls of the tank with the pocket to distort and "spread out", which in-turn causes the pockets to fall-off the mounting-points.

Or, at least, that's what Ducati claims. Seems there is little of this problem in Europe, home of Real, Manly, non-Ethanol-laced Petrol (that's what I've heard), so perhaps their theory has merit.

Huh, how about that....so the hammer won't work then?......


Sounds about right though, ethanol causes all kinds of problems with some synthetics. Wonderful stuff, lowers fuel mileage, damages your vehicle and diverting corn from food production to produce it causes hunger in the 3rd world who live on maize. Just the kind of thing our Government should be supporting...
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There might be a small fortune to be had by making a replacement steel gas tank for Ducs. If I owned a GT, I'd pay another $300 - $600 to be able to actually use it. And the GT is not the only Duc with the issue...
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:41 AM   #28
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There might be a small fortune to be had by making a replacement steel gas tank for Ducs. If I owned a GT, I'd pay another $300 - $600 to be able to actually use it. And the GT is not the only Duc with the issue...
Steel, hell.

Aluminium or Bust.
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Steel, hell.

Aluminium or Bust.
Aluminum or Rust!
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Such a jaded, uninspired, and practically bitter motorcycle review. Clearly a senior editor error for sending someone to review a sporting motorcycle, who does not even LIKE this this type of riding.
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