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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2019, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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2009 VTX 1300 fuel tank

Hi, I just bought a 2009 VTX 1300C bike with a big ugly dent in the fuel tank. What is the best way to deal with this?



1.) Buy a new tank? If so, where is a good place to look for a new tank?
2.) Take to an auto body repairman to repair and repaint?
3.) Put a big band aid on it and live with it.


Bike is pictured below with dent on left side. I can take up close pictures if needed. Thank you for any thoughts.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 01:29 AM
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New tank! Too much labor to get that damage out. Just went through this.

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Yep, like @unit505 said. By the time a body shop gets done, it will cost close to a new one. Used tanks without dents are hard to find. They always seem to take damage in a crash.


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Hi...... Thank you for any thoughts.
What do you normally do? Let others do your repairs?
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I had figured a new tank was the way to go. Unfortunately it seems they are about $1400 or more for a black one that would match. If anyone knows of a lower cost resource is, please let me know.
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Can't tell by the pic but it looks pretty caved in. If it was a classic or vintage bike and you were trying to "keep in orginal", I would cut out the side and weld on a new piece. Hammering and bondo... not sure about that approach, looks too far gone for that.

In this case the best way to go would be to hunt around for a tank on line, see if you could score a uesd one and have it painted to match. Buying a new one - second choice.

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I had figured a new tank was the way to go. Unfortunately it seems they are about $1400 or more for a black one that would match. If anyone knows of a lower cost resource is, please let me know.
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