Posted February 13, 2003 - 12:53 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 03:50 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 04:10 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 04:44 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 05:01 PM
I'll either buy a used can sometime cheap. Or an aftermarket. I could proably drill holes, use screws and pull it out. Then have the holes welded back up. Then sand and poish it back out. Not likely though, chalk it up to character if it gets to that.
Posted February 13, 2003 - 06:16 PM
Posted February 14, 2003 - 03:27 AM
If all else fails, how about some fake carbon fibre to cover it with? This would give a decent used "can" to use while riding. You can use the new one you get to leave on in the garagefor display purposes.
Are you "anal" guys going to make me believe I am the only one that has "display" parts for my bike?
Posted February 14, 2003 - 03:44 AM
Let me know.
Posted February 14, 2003 - 05:07 AM
Posted February 14, 2003 - 09:51 AM
Motomans site has instructions on fixing a dented head pipe. Seems like it would work even better on the can. Have fun.
Posted February 14, 2003 - 11:55 AM
Posted February 14, 2003 - 02:53 PM
Posted February 14, 2003 - 03:52 PM
Posted February 15, 2003 - 03:38 AM
TJames- May take you up on that offer. I'm eyeing one on ebay. PM me with your contact info. Is it from a WR250? will it work on a 426?
DentMan - Do you use a standard hot glue gun to glue the tabs to the steel? Getting a dent puller wouldnt be hard. But finding these specality plastic quarter size discs? Do you have a source for them? I think your ideas has the most merit, just wonder how well glue would stick to stainless steel. Painted surface would have much better adhesion I suspect.
tct- I thought about the Motoman idea. I don't have a well equiped shop. No torch, compressed air... ability to make a jig. Would probably work if heating the dented area didn't burn up the packing that appears to be right behind the dent. Or as another said blow a seam.
RC- I don't feel so compulsive after your show and go concept
Again Thanks All. Love this group, great bunch of guys! and gals.
Posted February 15, 2003 - 03:45 AM
I do it without even thinking. I always have an extra set of plastic (complete) for my bike, including tank.
I really need to get some help. I dont do this with any other aspect of my life, just the bike.
Posted February 15, 2003 - 05:24 AM