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Old 01-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default New 1090RR with a paint defect

Anybody see this before? It's not so much a scratch as a tear. This is a brand new 2011 leftover. Neither the dealer or I seen this when I picked it up, but later that night I found it. The tear looks much worse in the photo, but I don't want it to spread. After I sent the dealer the pic, he said that they are going to replace the tank at some point under warranty. Perhaps the tank expanding and contracting caused this to happen?
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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Matt, it's hard to be 100% from the photo..would be clearer in daylight without the flash effect.

To me, it looks like somebody leant over the bike and scratched it with a belt buckle..

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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... or on the showroom floor but never titled? If the bike had fuel in the tank its definitely expansion.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Matt, it's hard to be 100% from the photo..would be clearer in daylight without the flash effect.

To me, it looks like somebody leant over the bike and scratched it with a belt buckle..

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Definately not a belt buckle. The mark is barely noticeable out in the sunlight. It is easier seen in the picture I took believe it or not. The dealer said it might have something to do with the tank expanding. And MV is working on better composites for their fuel tanks at this time .
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... or on the showroom floor but never titled? If the bike had fuel in the tank its definitely expansion.
It was on the showroom floor with fuel in it for sure.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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It was on the showroom floor with fuel in it for sure.
It is expansion related. Fortunately, MV will be replacing your tank under warranty. My Streetfighter (Ducati) had thhe same issue. I had the tank coated with a product called Caswell. So far the replacement is doing fine. I'd consider doing a canisterectomy and coating the replacement from MV.
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It is expansion related. Fortunately, MV will be replacing your tank under warranty. My Streetfighter (Ducati) had thhe same issue. I had the tank coated with a product called Caswell. So far the replacement is doing fine. I'd consider doing a canisterectomy and coating the replacement from MV.
I agree, another ethanol related fuel issue. This ethanol fuel is like poison to any internal combustion engine. Other than attracting moisture if not used up in a month, it eats the rubber fuel lines and swells gaskets. I heard of the Ducati tank issue before. The ethanol fuel actually makes the composite tank swell up. I will look into the liner, and I always treat my fuel with Startron.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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That happened to my bike too, and it was indeed the tank expanding. I didn't know what caused it at the time, and shortly after (month or so?), the bike starting excessive leaking from other areas of the tank during a mid-ride fuel stop.

My shop (Moto-Forza) replaced tank under warranty. I did just as jones525 recommends and had the new tank coated since it was an identical replacement.
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So the tank is ok so long as you don't actually put fuel in it right ?
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