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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Tank install dragster

So I just got the bike back from my ex. When I was deployed she had someone come jump it and never asked me about it so the guy (no MV experience) pulled everything to the battery. I just got it today and the battery was shot and while I was getting to it I noticed he did an awful job. Didn’t even tighten the front bolts under the dampener. So I got everything off, replaced the battery and for the life of me I cannot get this tank to seat properly. I can secure the front bolts but everything else is about 5mm to far rear. I checked to make sure fuel lines aren’t pinched and they’re all loose. I looked in the mx manual on double3 and they only show removal. I’m assuming of course install is the opposite and I’ve done everything I can think of.

Also the two bolts for the tank under the seat, are there supposed to be nuts or what? Seems weird there isn’t something those actually screw into. I assssummmeee there is but the last guy lost them or something. Can’t see anything in the mx manual about those either.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 07:19 AM
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Your tank has probably swollen a bit from the ethanol in gas.

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Sorry! I will do that as soon as I can. Can’t figure out how to do it on mobile.

I’m in Hawaii on Oahu. And the bike is a 2016 Brutale Dragster RR

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Dumb question; arent the fuel lines in the way? As in tank resting on a fuel line or another type of wire.

When you secure the 2 bolts infront of the gastank you should lift the rear a little.(That is on the F3 model) otherwise the tank woudnt line up for some reason.
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I have been reading and talking on an MV Facebook page and it seems as thought I have a swollen tank. Which is just perfect since there are no dealers here for me to try to get warranty service.

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Well, there may be a solution for you.

Try this: Remove the fuel from the tank, leave the tank open, and place it in the sunshine for a few days.

Rumor has it that this may help return the tank to closer to its normal size.

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Thanks! I'll get it off there tonight and let it bake for a few days. Hope it works! Thanks for the advice.

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I've had success by using ethanol free strictly and then the tank shrank back and allowed easy bolt alignment. Not sure how long it took since I was able to install in my case with the poor alignment and noticed it was perfect on my next tank removal.

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