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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Crack on a fuel tank

I ordered LH44 and received it. After awhile I found out there is a leakage of fuel from its tank... I knew this Italian bike would have some kind of problems in the future but not this. It almost killed me. Waiting for a replacement new tank but no news for 2 weeks. I am missing the best riding season here. Is this problem still common with MV? How long for god's sake will it take more?? Any experience??

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:07 PM
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I am sorry. it is a Lewis Hamilton brutale dragster rr
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I think you are a bit unlucky there. I know swollen tanks have been a problem with some manufacturers including MV but not full cracks so that the bike is not usable. Hope its sorted for you soon.
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I guess 2016 was not for me then.
Why don't they just make a new tank and send it to me..
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shin - you may check into plastic welding to not lose the riding season. Acerbis plastic tanks can be welded and sealed. You could buy a do it yourself kit on Amazon or eBay. Best of luck

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Where in the world are you located?
A crack in a fuel tank is extremely unusual.
MV is shipping parts, your dealer needs to be telling them about this safety hazard and failure on a brand new vehicle.

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Hi Shin, sorry to hear about the tank mate.

There's some good advice above my post, so I just want to ask, what number bike did you get?

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Thanks for the info. I will study about it.

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shin - you may check into plastic welding to not lose the riding season. Acerbis plastic tanks can be welded and sealed. You could buy a do it yourself kit on Amazon or eBay. Best of luck
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Located Tokyo Japan. Exactly! that is what I thought and have been telling them. I even wrote MV in Italy. No dates has been provided. Just kept writing me to contact my dealer. No news so far by now...

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Where in the world are you located?
A crack in a fuel tank is extremely unusual.
MV is shipping parts, your dealer needs to be telling them about this safety hazard and failure on a brand new vehicle.
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