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Offline Gam

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Dented gas tank
« on: August 30, 2017, 04:13:36 PM »
How skilled of job is this? I found a couple of places online for tank dent repair, I'd rather ride a little to take it somewhere as opposed to boxing shipping and all that, I hate fooling with boxing stuff up and mailing it.




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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 07:53:47 PM »
I don't know anyone for that, but I sure do dig that bike!

Offline springer

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »
 If there is a good local body shop in your area I say take it to them and see if they could do it.
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Offline dredman

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:27:24 PM »
what dent?

Offline Chuck & Susan

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 06:55:50 AM »
It looks like you could go in thru the filler neck with a prybar and push that back out. Or a suction cup from the outside and pull it out. It dont really look creased. Good luck
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Offline bblass

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 09:20:12 AM »
I've never done it, but I've read that filling the tank about 85% full with water and then putting it in the freezer for a day will generally pop dents like that out.
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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 02:56:16 PM »
I've never done it, but I've read that filling the tank about 85% full with water and then putting it in the freezer for a day will generally pop dents like that out.

Just be sure the dent is up, on top. But this method is also known to split tanks, so beware.
I've seen dents in headers taken out with pressure washers before? Doesn't look like it need much to pop it back out.

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 08:06:05 PM »
Those guys who apply heat+cold+vacuum are all over now days. (See dent doctor).  There's bound to be one nearby....it works....lots of different names...all do the same thing.

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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 08:53:32 PM »
As mentioned try some body or paint shops locally.

What year is that?
Looks similar to the DT125 the first street/trial bike ever make
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Re: Dented gas tank
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 06:10:16 PM »
Ever get the dent out?
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