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Why do bad things happen to good bikes?

Why? So I’m finishing up the instillation of a new BMC air filter in my SPR. I’m putting the fuel tank back on and... I drop it. Butter-fingered it right onto the floor. Of course, it lands jam side down and, of course, it’s full of fuel so with that much weight, the aluminum tank crumples like a pop can. I still can’t believe this happened.

I called up the dealer and asked them to get me a new tank. They said, “Sure, that will be nineteen forty-three.” I said, “nineteen dollars and forty-three cents”? They said, “No, try again.” I said, “Two grand for the tank, good gracious.”

I guess my take away is to cover my shop floor with pillows the next time I work on the bike.
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I priced one after I dropped by bike on a gixxer in my garage. Your much better off buying one used.


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Sometimes it's not worth doing jobs yourself, it's cheaper to pay someone else in the long run.
I know this from expreance.
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Bummer dude.

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 09:01 PM
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that sucks bigtime.

You don't want to know how much they want for a new tank in Australia - try doubling that price!!!. For the extra 5 min effort to empty the tank its just not worth lifting a tank fill with fuel which is almost 20kg in weight.

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!!
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I priced one after I dropped by bike on a gixxer in my garage. Your much better off buying one used.

Are ther SPR used? I guess tank is still metal as it is magnetic.

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Ouch!

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