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post #1 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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The past few weeks have been pretty interesting motorcycle wise. I almost bought a Ducati M1100, but at the last minute decided to stick with the 9'er and throw a solid $2,000 into her out of the almost $13,000 I would've paid for the Ducati.

I think I made the right choice. The 9'er is my second bike, my first being a SV650, and the 9'er has a natural fit and feel for me. Its the kind of bike that has potential to tear up the streets of any town, or just provide for a very exciting trip to the grocery store. I have to say though, sitting on the Ducati has an almost orgasmic feel to it, and the exhaust note is very close to total audible nirvana.

But, anyway, I need to replace the tank on the 9'er. Anybody selling one, or know where to get one cheap? I was looking at PartsPitStop and they seem to be the lowest price around, but I think they get you on the shipping. Any advice??

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 11:18 AM
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there's a tank on e-bay right now. slightly damaged but looks like an easy fix. i speak from experience, mine was damaged in the same spot and you could never tell.

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 11:59 AM
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I have a very slightly damaged green tank I'd sell you cheap. There was a loose bolt stuck in the gas line, and it caused a bit of vacuum deformation of the tank. A simple air blow to restore the shape and repaint would be an easy fix.

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S10 - The Ebay Tank looks good, but what about that rust on the inside? Is that easy to take care of?


Nemo - How much would you want for it? Do you have any pics?


I love how this forum helps out like that. Thanks a lot, guys.

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 12:08 PM
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Ebay is the way to go, I had to replace the tank due to the first owner. Congrats on your purchase and welcome aboard.

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Ramrod - Thanks man, happy to be here!


I have another question for the oh-so-wise-9'er-wizards of the forum! Who knows where I could find some new wheels? I like the stocks, but they need a little...something. I was thinking, if not replacing the wheels, how about painting? Has anyone done it? Is it worth it?

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 02:14 PM
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Ebay is the way to go, I had to replace the tank due to the first owner. Congrats on your purchase and welcome aboard.
i would go with nemos tank,we know the inside is clean(don't know how long the e-bay one has been sittin).
also she could use the help gettin back on 2 wheels. just my

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If all else fails

Hi guys, I have a candy red tank with a small dent on top where a hekmet dropped on it. Air pressure might just pop it out. Other than that it is in perfect condition, inside too. I can take a picture if anyone wants. Make offer if interested. Thanks

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-04-2008, 02:29 PM
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if you're thinking about painting look into getting your wheels powder coated. there are lots of colors available and it's very durable.

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