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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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2010 f4 fuel tank

Check your tank for pimples, mine has developed two.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 12:22 AM
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A Blemish?

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Check your tank for pimples, mine has developed two.
Even Angelina Jolie gets Pimples. and she's still every but as Gorgeous as my 2010 F4!

May I suggest, stepping back about 3 feet ?
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What part of the tank? I'll take a look on mine.
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I've got one too, but someday i might be flippin into the haybales, watching my bike sail over my head, so, im not gonna worry about the pimple.
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I'd want to know what's causing them (having ridden a flaming bike before).

Are the 2010's a plastic tank?
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 05:25 AM
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I'd want to know what's causing them (having ridden a flaming bike before).

Are the 2010's a plastic tank?
yes, plastic.
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oh crap
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Not a complete disaster yet so it's not worth anyone going into a panic over, but look into it well and start talking to your dealer about it. Although If you are nervous then ship the bike to me for a checkup - I'll put 10,000 miles on it and let you know if there was a problem

Seriously though, some things you can ignore or just put down to bad paint. You don't mess with fuel tanks as they're full of a very reactive substance. One thing I do know, you guys in the US have more ethanol in your fuel than we do across the pond (Although Ethanol's creeping across mainland Europe now too it seems).

Plastic tanks breathe more than metal ones. Could be that some fumes are getting through to the paint, perhaps made worse by the Ethanol fuel.

Ramblings and guesswork over - perhaps someone fancies doing some proper legwork /google'ing on it?
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I recommend Acetone.
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I recommend Acetone.
That's a good one. If your complete tank has been dissolved so has the problem..

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