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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 07-09-2016, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Dragster tank expansion

Well it's finally happened. I noticed the left side of the tank is much closer to the steering damper then the right side. When I went to my dealer I was told it was not covered under warranty unless it was leaking.

Does anyone know if this is true or not? It seems to be defective to me and should be covered under warranty.
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Called MV Agusta USA and the gentlemen I spoke with was very receptive to my issues. He took all my information down and passed it along to warranty support. He said that the dealership should have never told me it wasn't covered under warranty and I should hear back from MV by Wednesday of this week.

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I have to check my tank tomorrow!

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Since you've obviously been using ethanol based fuel, have you been using any form of treatment with it ?

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Since you've obviously been using ethanol based fuel, have you been using any form of treatment with it ?
Is there any non ethanol fuel around these days? Lowest I saw was 5% here in NZ. There is Ron 91 but the quality is crap usually and ends up pinging in cars and some bikes I had. haven't tried it with MV
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Is there any non ethanol fuel around these days? Lowest I saw was 5% here in NZ. There is Ron 91 but the quality is crap usually and ends up pinging in cars and some bikes I had. haven't tried it with MV
I don't know about NZ mate, but we can still quit easily get Ethanol free over here in Aus, although they're slipping it in at an alarming rate and quit illegally not telling the general public.

The point I was trying to make is more along the lines of E10 having being around in the USA for a long time (thanks for that ) and the problems have all sort of preventative solutions, people just need to have a look around.

The other option would be to find out if the said bike has the same solution as other bikes here on the forum has had, like a new updated tank which is supposedly resistant to the Ethanol problem, said tank can be identified by a identification "dot" under the seat.

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I don't know about NZ mate, but we can still quit easily get Ethanol free over here in Aus, although they're slipping it in at an alarming rate and quit illegally not telling the general public.

The point I was trying to make is more along the lines of E10 having being around in the USA for a long time (thanks for that ) and the problems have all sort of preventative solutions, people just need to have a look around.

The other option would be to find out if the said bike has the same solution as other bikes here on the forum has had, like a new updated tank which is supposedly resistant to the Ethanol problem, said tank can be identified by a identification "dot" under the seat.
Hi Donsy - Sadly I don't have any choice in fuel out here in the great nanny state of California. There are no non ethanol fueling stations in CA. If memory serves me correct, I do have a grey dot on my tank under the seat.

Does a product exist that can stop the ethanol from destroying tanks? If so, why hasn't MV Agusta made it mandatory on any bikes sold in the USA? You would think that is borderline willful ignorance on their part.

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The new tanks should not be affected. All the Italian brands seem to have had this problem. The plastic chosen by Acerbis (primary supplier to many manufacturers) was not up to the task and has been replaced.

You can seal the tank for added protection (I use KBS sealers)...but my old 2008 Brutale has a plastic tank and has never had a problem with E10 gas....but i still go for E0 whenever possible.

I am seeing more and more stations with E0 pumps available (although usually only 87 R+M/2).
I think the gas stations are getting wise to the public's demands.....usually costs about $0.20 more per gallon though. The Shell station just up the road from me has 90 octane E0 !!!

Look here: http://www.pure-gas.org/

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E0 gas stations

Here's a map of the USA and Canada with blue pins for E0 gas stations. Hawaii also has some E0 stations, and Alaska does not get any ethanol gas...at all !!

Anyway, there are some in California.
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