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Well [email protected]#$ that!

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 /

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On many of the later 2nd gen bikes the tank is black and colored plastics. I personaly think it makes the bike look like a hodge podge of parts trying to fix a bime that was crashed, but many seem to be happy with it.

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talk about a fire hazard

make sure you get some lube into your keyhole or it could corrode and seize.

I've seen tanks a different color. you could try plasti-dip paintjob on all the plastics to see if you like a different color.
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make sure you get some lube into your keyhole or it could corrode and seize.
*chuckle

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make sure you get some lube into your keyhole or it could corrode and seize.
Great point, thanks

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Mr. Fox has a red tank for sale in for-sale section. Look under "2008 parts".

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On many of the later 2nd gen bikes the tank is black and colored plastics. I personaly think it makes the bike look like a hodge podge of parts trying to fix a bime that was crashed, but many seem to be happy with it.
Some of us chose our bike based on the look. I paid 1800 more for a new '11 over a used '09. Had that '09 been green, I would have made a different choice.

To the OP. You are very fortunate that ruined paints all that happened.

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make sure you get some lube into your keyhole or it could corrode and seize.
*chuckle
*clears throat* Uh, KY?
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Some of us chose our bike based on the look. I paid 1800 more for a new '11 over a used '09. Had that '09 been green, I would have made a different choice.

To the OP. You are very fortunate that ruined paints all that happened.
I prefer the looks of the 2nd gen over my 1st. But I bought mine before the 2nd was released. I just am not a fan of the mismatched tanks.

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*clears throat* Uh, KY?
Couldn't determine whether you were meaning KY Lube or assuming that I was from Kentucky thus insulting my joke?

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he said lube in his keyhole
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comedy gold,

but seriously;

get some corrosion prevention in the gas cap lock tumbler. When I got back from 6 months of military leave the alchohol had off-gassed from the fuel corroding the lock shut and it took a while to get the cap open. being washed by gasoline will do it also.
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Whisky for my men beer for my versys ...................................OH sorry...............he said off gassed
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Or you can get one of these and not worry about getting your hole plugged...

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Or you can get one of these and not worry about getting your hole plugged...

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Them are some sexy matching levers you have there. Your tank pad isn't too bad either

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Them are some sexy matching levers you have there. Your tank pad isn't too bad either

Levers....http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00


Always prefer to lay my junk on something cute ....https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=237

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Just had me rollin' with laughter on the junk.

I'll end up getting these http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Rac...2010+2011+2012. How hard to swap them out

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Just had me rollin' with laughter on the junk.

I'll end up getting these http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Rac...2010+2011+2012. How hard to swap them out


Both super simple. But on the brake there is a small spring to watch out for when you take the stockers off.

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