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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Got a dented tank

Hey guys,
I just got a 2005 vn750 tank off ebay for $20, plus $30 shipping!
Its mostly in nice condition but has one bad dent in the upper top right side.

Hopefully i can do something with it, try to salvage it, fix it, and customize it. But for basically $20 its a good deal i think. Maybe i cant, maybe i'm just wasting my money on it. but we'll see.

Attached are some pics.

Basically i want a second tank i can strip down and repaint and customize and keep my original stock and clean, lol.


Anyone got any ideas, suggestions, comments, let's hear them!!
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I had a very similar dent in mine when I got it. I took it to a local body shop and they just filled it in and repainted. Looks like new.

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Well i was thinking i could fill it in with Bondo, but i was told that it dont work well for big dents with creases and such. I bondoed my tank on my 78 suzuki, it had some small gashes, didnt even take much to fill it, then sanded and primes and painted and clear coated, it was great, then i sold it and got my vulcan.

Bondo may be an option tho.

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It's a little deep for Bondo. It'd work. For awhile. Best way is to drill it and use a dent puller. Then grind it and sand it. THEN fill it etc.
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or dent the other side to match!
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or dent the other side to match!
Ya! And you could silicone a couple light sticks 1 on ea. side


'94 VN 750 17k mi. Aqua, Memphis shade.
Acquired 2/2011
Oiled
Tank cleaned
New Fork seals
Marbled
Idle jets-RT-3.0, Lft-2.5 turns
Sea Foamed
New Batt for grins
Stupid hose in the rt ear found and fixed
Major clutch adj.
New Petcock
New Shimko tires
De-goated before I got it.
Iridium plugs
YEA! New choke cable!!
Gonna do the Spline Lube soon(Chged tires before I found this site)

Replacement for my FXDWGI
Why didn't I find these before I spent $22 grand!!
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I had a very similar dent in mine when I got it. I took it to a local body shop and they just filled it in and repainted. Looks like new.

Before


After
That's a sharp color!!


'94 VN 750 17k mi. Aqua, Memphis shade.
Acquired 2/2011
Oiled
Tank cleaned
New Fork seals
Marbled
Idle jets-RT-3.0, Lft-2.5 turns
Sea Foamed
New Batt for grins
Stupid hose in the rt ear found and fixed
Major clutch adj.
New Petcock
New Shimko tires
De-goated before I got it.
Iridium plugs
YEA! New choke cable!!
Gonna do the Spline Lube soon(Chged tires before I found this site)

Replacement for my FXDWGI
Why didn't I find these before I spent $22 grand!!
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Ya! And you could silicone a couple light sticks 1 on ea. side
There you go!.. now that is a good mod!
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that's a great color!

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