IMS Ty-Davis Signature Series Tank
Posted September 02, 2003 - 06:42 AM
Just wanted to issue a Technical Notice of sorts to you folks that are running these tanks as I am. This weekend I had what I am hoping is an isolated issue concerning the cracking of my fuel tank.
While on a routine cross country ride this weekend, I stopped for lunch about 30 miles from my trailer for lunch. Upon shutting down the bike I immediately smelled the strong aroma of fuel, one of my buddies quickly began to move away from my bike while telling me that gasoline was dropping onto the header. Needless to say that made me nervous as well and I quickly cooled the header with water from my camelback. A closer inspection revealed that the tank had cracked about 1 1/2 inches below the rear tank tiedown point where the rubber strap holds the tank to the frame. The crack was about aninch and a half across horizontally, and fuel was coming out a half inch section. Because of the location I was not able to drain beneath the level of the crack. Fortunitally I had some JB weld and a roll of duct tape in my fanny pack. I had to sit foe awhile waiting for it to set up but managed to get the leak sealed logn enough to return to the trailer. Once back, I was lucky enough to have access to a YZ tank so the weekend was not a total wash out. However I didn't get to complete the 100 mile trip that I really wanted to do with my friends.
I'm hoping that this story will have a happy ending. I have e-mailed Ty Davis and explained the situation. My dealer is going to contact Terry Cable this afternoon. Hopefully I won't end up with a $225.00 Siganture Paperweight.
I will post the digital photos I took of the tank this evening.
Posted September 02, 2003 - 01:01 PM
Posted September 02, 2003 - 03:40 PM
This is the kind of response that keeps me spending my money with them.
Thank you, Mindi and Terry Cable.
Posted September 02, 2003 - 03:53 PM
Posted September 02, 2003 - 05:07 PM