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    Quote Originally Posted by texrider View Post
    Too bad about your tank. Makes me uncomfortable to have my parked bike out of my view for any length of time, just because of crap like that.


    I agree, I know its just a bike and thats what insurance is for but if I know Im going somewhere that the bike will be out of my sight, call me crazy but I take the cage.....To the OP, sorry for this and Im guessing you have already determined its no accident....good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by texrider View Post
    Too bad about your tank. Makes me uncomfortable to have my parked bike out of my view for any length of time, just because of crap like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by TennX View Post
    I agree, I know its just a bike and thats what insurance is for but if I know Im going somewhere that the bike will be out of my sight, call me crazy but I take the cage.....To the OP, sorry for this and Im guessing you have already determined its no accident....good luck
    Exactly the way I feel. Came out of the grocery store a couple years ago and my bike was on its side with $4,000 in damage. That episode caused me to stop riding to work and leaving the bike out in that parking lot for nine hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabearnow View Post
    ...after doing all the winter mods and posting the finished product here this morning. I go to my VA appointment and come out an hour later to find my tank with a big crease in it. What hurts is that another Veteran more than likely did it. It just makes me fing sad.
    Man that is the pits! Unfortunately, even some of the Vets don't want to take responsibility. Sorry to see it.

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    I have to admit that it has gotten in my head. I ride to forget stuff and now every time I look down I am reminded a group of brothers I always felt comfortable with did this.

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    I was at the VA here the other day and with all the canes,walkers,wheel chairs and crutches who knows what could have happened?
    There were also a few guys rolling around on those scooters where you kneel on it with a cane across the bars.One guy almost ran me over.
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    I've had paintless dent repair on motorcycle tanks before. Some dent repair guys will do tanks, some will not. I doubt the VTX has a double-walled tank. You'll have to find a guy who will do motorcycle tanks. In most cases, they don't like them because the metal is thicker than thin car sheet metal, so it's harder to work the metal, but guys who have done them before will know what they're doing.

    The first thing you will be asked is if the paint is damaged. If the paint was cracked at all by the dent, these guys won't touch it, because they'll make it worse trying to fix it.

    It won't be cheap, but if the paint wasn't damaged, good chance you can find a guy who will fix it like new!

    Good luck, and sorry dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabearnow View Post
    ...after doing all the winter mods and posting the finished product here this morning. I go to my VA appointment and come out an hour later to find my tank with a big crease in it. What hurts is that another Veteran more than likely did it. It just makes me fing sad.
    walking cane mark....

    stay clear of sidewalks and handicap spots..... those folks can get mean.....

    Not saying you were parking near em.... Just sometimes it pisses em off just walking past a bike.....
    I knew an amputee with an anger problem for a while... a couple of butt whippens later he got his mind right.....
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    Gray-haired bikers don't get that way from pure luck, if you got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by papabearnow View Post
    ...after doing all the winter mods and posting the finished product here this morning. I go to my VA appointment and come out an hour later to find my tank with a big crease in it. What hurts is that another Veteran more than likely did it. It just makes me fing sad.
    On the other hand, it could have been a head on with a semi truck doing 80 MPH...put it in perspective and get the little dent fixed. Not even involved in an accident and you lived to fight another day. Fight on!
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    Angle of dent, possible a door opened on to it from a truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianVTX1800 View Post
    Angle of dent, possible a door opened on to it from a truck.

    That's a good possibility.... they sit down in the truck.... weight shifts it down and "crease" ......... detective!!
    Gray-haired bikers don't get that way from pure luck, if you got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.


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    The bike parking is so far from the front door of our VA that we don't get cars that close to the bikes.
    The New Bike.THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT!!!

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    You should be able to get the dent out using the pdr method. The tank will have to be removed from the bike for starters and drained. The tank has an internal fuel pump on the left side which is located directly below the dent, remove the pump and go up through the opening(3"x6") to remove the dent. When you contact the PDR guys explain this because most will refuse based on that they must go through the filler neck, which is impossible due to the filler neck having an extension into the tank to prevent splashing gas up against the gas cap.

    Once you have the tank off you need to make a base to hold the tank solid, and prevent as much movement as possible. The metal is quite thick in comparison to cars,trucks, and the person will have to exert quite a bit of force to remove the dents. The tank is single wall and has baffles, but not where your dent is

    Another approach is there are pdr motorcycle specialist available(do a search) there may be one close to you, or the tank could be shipped to them. A dent like that is around $150 to fix

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    OUCH.................

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