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Dents in my gas tank

Well besides a few scratches on the hand guards and the factory boxes my Versys was nearly like new. I took it in for a $15k service and the the handle bar riser dropped on the gas tank resulting in two small dents.

The dealer offered to fix it in the future or take $100 off my service. I chose for them to fix it.

Sounds like they think it will be a bondo/repaint job.

Anyone have experience in taking dents out of a tank? is the tank lined?
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Well besides a few scratches on the hand guards and the factory boxes my Versys was nearly like new. I took it in for a $15k service and the the handle bar riser dropped on the gas tank resulting in two small dents.

The dealer offered to fix it in the future or take $100 off my service. I chose for them to fix it.

Sounds like they think it will be a bondo/repaint job.

Anyone have experience in taking dents out of a tank? is the tank lined?
I'm confused. If they're fixing it what's the concern?

Also, a $15,000 service is kinda spendy.


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If I wasn't going to keep the bike until the wheels fell off I wouldn't worry about a touch up, but for 15,000 bucks you could almost get a new bike.
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Oh you guys, stop jokin' around with the poor guy, he's got enough on his plate saving up fer his next service!!!!



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Well besides a few scratches on the hand guards and the factory boxes my Versys was nearly like new. I took it in for a $15k service and the the handle bar riser dropped on the gas tank resulting in two small dents.

The dealer offered to fix it in the future or take $100 off my service. I chose for them to fix it.

Sounds like they think it will be a bondo/repaint job.

Anyone have experience in taking dents out of a tank? is the tank lined?

I would counter his offer with a no charge on the 15K service or a new tank. Then try to meet in the middle. 100 bucks off is not enough in my opinion.

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You don't say the color of the paint. Some are pricey, and if the wrong paint treatment is used gas spills will eat the paint. Plus, you are going to be without the bike. If you want it fixed rhythm, a new factory pre-painted tank or equivalent $$ should be on the table.

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You don't say the color of the paint. Some are pricey, and if the wrong paint treatment is used gas spills will eat the paint. Plus, you are going to be without the bike. If you want it fixed rhythm, a new factory pre-painted tank or equivalent $$ should be on the table.

Pearl Stardust White is the color. I will price a new tank. Bet it is around $500.
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It's a bike. I've seen dents popped with paintless systems fine. Otherwise, fill & paint should be fine. You'll likely get more dings eventually.
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It's a bike. I've seen dents popped with paintless systems fine. Otherwise, fill & paint should be fine. You'll likely get more dings eventually.
Really? No dings on my bikes with up to 60,000 miles before selling. The only exception is my little dual sport of course.

So, if someone dented your moto guzzi, you'd be fine with bondo and repaint knowing that your bike has a repair instead of brought back to new condition?
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