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MY 2010 Tanks Problems

We've heard enough about MY 2010 tank problems to know that it's a frequent warranty issue -- mines been bulging for a while, my dealer has been trying to get me a replacement --

Just heard from MV USA -- that they wont replace unless its leaking.

Motorcycle art my ass.

Any ideas on how to escalate this?

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 08:58 PM
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So sorry to hear your problem.

Just wondering is there any ethanol free gasoline in USA? I heard the caused of tank expanding is Ethanol. It will keep repeating the problem if there is no ethanol-free gas.
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don't worry it's an MV

I seriously don't know why we the public tolerate this crap just to have an exclusive brand. Pay more...get less...makes no sense. Sorry to hear. That is why I won't buy a bike with a plastic gas tank ever again. Too much of a PITA if you don't have easy access to ethanol free fuel.

You would think MV would pay attention to what has happened with the ducati and aprilia tanks seeing as how this is a problem that has been apparent since before the MY10+ bikes came out.
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So sorry to hear your problem.

Just wondering is there any ethanol free gasoline in USA? I heard the caused of tank expanding is Ethanol. It will keep repeating the problem if there is no ethanol-free gas.
There is, just hard to source depending on the state and city you live in.
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Here in Europe no problems at all. The problem is not the tank but the fuel.

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do all 2010 MV's have this problem ?? or only MY2010+ ??

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do all 2010 MV's have this problem ?? or only MY2010+ ??
Every bike with a plastic tank does....

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Does on manual MV states no ethanol fuel? I never check mine. It will be problem to claim if Mv states on manual.
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Alcohol bulge?

Corn is for food and booze not fuel though booze has fueled a great many problems throughout history including this one. I have two 1098 Ducatis that have the same issue with tank swelling. Crappy choice of material for a fuel tank being sold in a country that uses ethanol in their gasoline. The problem is this is not secret that there is a non-compatibility issue so why do they do it? I would have been happy to have paid a little more for an aluminum tank right off the get go and not have this issue to deal with all on my dime. A new plastic tank I am sure is not cheap so let the customer pay the difference in the cost and call it good. Aluminum tanks for the Ducatis run $2,000.00 US, I have not checked on the MVs yet.
I am lucky though in that I have a filling station close by that has 100% fossil fuel sans the Jack Daniels. This does put me in a shallow orbit around this one station however. My riding fits with this and if I do want to go for a longer trip I have a 999r with a steel tank.
Fuel at the track is 100% gasoline though it is more expensive but so is the whole track experience so spending another ten bucks for fuel is not that big of a deal for me. Riding on the street these days has really lost it's appeal for me. The track is kicking my ass because of my age of 62 so the street might be my only choice in the future. I need to get my fat ass in better shape if I want to continue doing track days and my dream of racing. I have a feeling this summer is going to be my last chance for that one to come true unless my order for testosterone pills does what they say it does. That may bring up a completely different problem of trying to ride with a raging hard on.

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I've asked in Europe for this issue...will see.
I'm owner F4 10+ and all it's OK, and I've not heard nothing about in others owners in Spain or Italy...I'll will ask in UK.

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But this issue is known, it's located in list problems F4 10+.
Thread issues known F4 MY10 in IMAGES.
People really don't know what is the cause if it's only happen in USA.
Ones are sure is etanol...anothers not....

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