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Hello, I just brought home my first V-twin. It's a '99 VN750 with close to 30,000 miles on it. The guy I got it from had the tool box cover blow off and so he didn't have the owners manual. Any ideas where to download one?

Also, there is a dent in the tank that I'm wondering if you have suggestions on how to handle. I don't want bondo if possible...
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dent removal= new tank... here is no downladable Owners Manual as of yet. you can find them on ebay from time to time, or buy one from the stealership...there is however a downloadable repair manual. I don't have the link but if you search the forum you will find it.

http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Products.htm scroll down to the bottom and it says click HERE to download the PDF manual.
 

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Hello, I just brought home my first V-twin. It's a '99 VN750 with close to 30,000 miles on it. The guy I got it from had the tool box cover blow off and so he didn't have the owners manual. Any ideas where to download one?

Also, there is a dent in the tank that I'm wondering if you have suggestions on how to handle. I don't want bondo if possible...
Thanks!
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Service manual at bottom of the page. :beerchug:

http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Products.htm
 

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Also, there is a dent in the tank that I'm wondering if you have suggestions on how to handle. I don't want bondo if possible...
Thanks! View attachment 1481
That one is a bit larger than my dent but not much---It states it can pull out dents as large as a gratefruit, but I don't know about that, but think it would be worth a try on yours---

----Ding King dent remover---------Here is a post I made a while back-----
I ordered the Ding King dent remover kit the other day, and yesterday the temp got up to about 68* here (50-80* recommended) and after I returned from a short ride I decided to try it on a small dent I had put in my gas tank when the bike almost went over due to the side stand not being down, I had caught it with a good bit of catching being my knee... (actually that is why I bought the kit)...
Anyway it was just a small dent and it pulled out pretty darn good, mostly you can't see it even knowing it's there, but if you get the light just right you can see a small imperfection... It does say in the instructions not to use it on repainted surfaces, only on OEM paint jobs, I guess it might pull the paint off some repaint jobs...
Anyone else ever used the Ding King...???...Anyway I was pleased, not perfect but almost......
It was on sale for about $15 at this site... http://www.asseenontvguys.com/index.asp?txtSearch=Ding+King&btnSearch=GO&PageAction=PRODSEARCH
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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Thanks for the input. I got the manual loaded (what a help)
About the tank... I've had a couple people tell me to pull it drain it and fill it with water and stick it in the freezer for a couple days and the expanding water will push out the dent. Some claim to have done it successfully. My concerns would be the fuel gauge float and the small breather line that runs inside the tank. Anybody ever tried doing this? I may try it and plan on replacing the tank if the worst happens.
Thanks again!
 

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If it's not too deep, it might come out with some dry ice. That's what the "paintless" hail damage shops use.
 

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Thanks for the input. I got the manual loaded (what a help)
About the tank... I've had a couple people tell me to pull it drain it and fill it with water and stick it in the freezer for a couple days and the expanding water will push out the dent. Some claim to have done it successfully. My concerns would be the fuel gauge float and the small breather line that runs inside the tank. Anybody ever tried doing this? I may try it and plan on replacing the tank if the worst happens.
Thanks again!
I did this on an old Honda XL 350 (1978) tank...the dent was about the same size as yours... the freezing water ruptured the seams of the tank...not a great idea
 

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If it's not too deep, it might come out with some dry ice. That's what the "paintless" hail damage shops use.
I`ve been looking for a thread that describes how to use the dry ice but no luck yet. IIRC, you park the bike in the sun on a hot, bright day until the tank feels hot to the touch. I think the tank should be almost empty as well. You then apply the dry ice, and the dent pops out. I`m not sure on exactly where the ice is applied though, the center of the dent ,or around the edges. Somebody who has experience with this will be able to explain this better I`m sure.

Good luck with the dent removal, and welcome to the Vulcan madness.:smiley_th
 

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the ice is applied to the outer edges of the dent...remember a dent is stretched metal, and the ice will shrink the metal...so with that said...work the dry ice around the outside of the dent working in...but honestly I have never seen the trick to actually work...I have tried it several times on smaller dents with out much luck. the suction cup idea works on some... spot welding a rod into the middle and using a slide hammer works real well...if you use the last method, be sure to fill the tank with water first...then after you are done...flush the tank with kerosene a few times before adding gas.
 
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