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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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2011 1090RR Tank Replacement

Took my 1090RR in to Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville yesterday for a minor service and to begin the process of getting a replacement tank. From the outside, the only real indication that it is swelling were two long, thin cracks in the clearcoat along the creases above the L and R MV logos. Once they pulled it apart, though, they found that it had swollen to the point of being difficult (if not impossible) to remove without damaging it.



The dealer did confirm that the tank is covered for 5 years (vs 2 years for the general warranty). They had also been told by MV that there are currently no replacement tanks in stock as they've switched suppliers however I'm not sure if that means that the plastic composition will be any different from the original.

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  • * Anyone who has had their tank replaced recently, how long did it take to get a new one?

  • * Does anyone know if the new tanks are still susceptible to swelling or if they've changed the composite (the dealer believes that they haven't changed)

  • * Does coating the inside of the tank fully solve the problem or should I still be concerned about swelling on a coated tank?

Thanks for the feedback guys; I'll be happy to share the outcome down the road if anyone is interested.

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Good for Commonwealth getting it handled under warranty.

Italy shuts down for August....you'll see nothing from Italy until September.

The composition had better have changed....They certainly can make a plastic tank that won't absorb achohol....

That said, coat the inside of the new tank with KBS coating and stop worrying.

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I just had my 2011 tank replaced under warranty. It took about 4 months to get the tank. The new tank is the new composite, or so I'm told.

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I'm seeing the same thing on my '10 1090RR. Going to talk to dealer tomorrow.


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I've seen tanks advertised on eBay if that's any help
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So are all 2010 models affected. I don't use any ethanol fuel but if I go on a trip to Kansas where ethanol free is hard or impossible to find would this be an issue?
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It is only an issue if you use E10 gas constantly. Occasional use shouldn't create a problem...I think.

Carry some ethanol treatment to add to your gas when you fill up. Not stabilizer, treatment!!

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http://www.liquidperformance.com/mot...nol-equalizer/

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It is only an issue if you use E10 gas constantly. Occasional use shouldn't create a problem...I think.

Carry some ethanol treatment to add to your gas when you fill up. Not stabilizer, treatment!!

Like this stuff:
http://www.liquidperformance.com/mot...nol-equalizer/
Is there a coating of something I can do to prevent any damage?
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I like this stuff:

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/tank-sealers.html

Suitable for fiberglass and Carbon fiber tanks, as well as metal....I would guess it would work in a plastic tank, but haven't tried it myself.

Edit: Found this note on their web site...so maybe not? Up to you if you want to try it.

https://helpdesk.kbs-coatings.com/in...ur-tank-sealer

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I'm seeing the same thing on my '10 1090RR. Going to talk to dealer tomorrow.
Good luck! If you have any swelling damage whatsoever, I wouldn't accept "no" for an answer.

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