So, my fuel pump failed and I had the tank off for a week awaiting a replacement pump.
Tank was about 1/3 full, so I found a safe spot where it wouldn't fall over and left it upside down on a rag.
Fast forward one week and I retrieve tank to fit new pump, seems gas had leaked onto the rag and destroyed the paint on the top of the tank, [email protected]
#$!!!!!!!! What a dumb ass!! I'd post a photo, but attaching photos here is clearly above my pay-grade!
Have bought a can of Plastidip, which I'll use as a temp band-aid and to stop tank from rusting, while I decide what to do.
The bike is a red 08, if I have the tank professionally repainted, thinking I might as well have the other red parts done at the same time, then I'm thinking I might also change colour. Has anyone just painted the tank a different colour, (thinking Black or Graphite Gray or Silver) and left the other parts the original colour?
Anyways, thought I'd share my pain, please keep the laughter to a dull roar