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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dented tank



So, my bike was parked next to a street post and my mate rode past and his saddle bag clipped the rear light and tipped the bike over and the tank hit the post.

New tank is ~AUD600 (from dealers) so am looking for a repair quote or 2nd hand tank (have tried VIC Motorcycle wreckers, they have one but dented too). Any suggestions or contacts? Iím in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sorry, I can't help in any practical way. Just wanted to say that I feel your pain! Good luck with the repair.
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If the tank isn't leaking, you could always purchase one of those tank covers. It won't fix the dent, but at least you can hide it. You can get them on ebay for less than $200 US.

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If the tank isn't leaking, you could always purchase one of those tank covers. It won't fix the dent, but at least you can hide it. You can get them on ebay for less than $200 US.

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Yep, considering that option too but since mate is going to be paying a replacement or repair job will be better in the long run. Trying to save him some $$ and avoid a new replacement, and since itís getting some work am thinking of a custom paint job.... weíll see what the quotes come in at, just need to find a good restorer.
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Would a vinyl or plastidip covering do it? (Fill the dent first).

Here is another example from another forum:

https://fz07.org/thread/11864/2016-f...comment-160922

Just do it! (I did: 2017 Rebel 500; 2014 MT-07)
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yup, that's a serious dent - can't be corrected by fixadent types - you will need to replace, fill, or hide

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I read this when you first posted and thought about who should pay for this. I agree your mate should be on the hook. That said if he has the means then no question replace. Repairs are fine but nothing like oem IMO.
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I know you said you're avoiding a new one as they're pricey, but Partzilla has them fairly priced at this point. Right now they have the black tank for $329 USD (466 AUS). I don't know what year your bike is or what color code your tank is. I personally can never tell the silver from the gray. But at least for the 2017, Honda has these 4 part numbers:
TANK SET, FUEL (TYPE4) (WL)17520-MKG-A00ZC; TANK SET, FUEL (TYPE3) (WL) 17520-MKG-A00ZD; TANK SET, FUEL (TYPE2) (WL) 17520-MKG-A00ZE; TANK SET, FUEL (TYPE1) (WL) 17520-MKG-A00ZF (this last one is the black)


You can look up your bike/year and the specific part numbers and just do a google search. See which website has the lowest price. It's easier to find a new part when you know the part number. Just searching for a Honda Rebel gas tank is only going to get you so far, and it'll likely be more costly.

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Any competent body shop can repair that dent, can scan and match the paint, and the decals are available from Honda. I just had a much larger dent repaired on mine. The only issues we had was removing the tank which is a bit of a pain. And the tank is made of very thin metal, so when they removed the welded pulling studs, they would pull holes in the tank which had to be welded back up. But in the end, it turned out nice and a lot cheaper than a new tank.


And yes, the guy that hit your bike and knocked it into the post damaging it should pick up the repair tab. He damaged your bike and is responsible. Couldn't he turn it in to his insurance? That's how it would work here in the states.
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Thanks guys

@holypotatoes , good site but with shipping to Aus itíll be about same price as our local retail.

Got a quote for a repair AUD $450 - ďback to originalĒ he said. So, prob better to just get new and trade the old one in to the wreckers
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