How to Repair a Ducati Monster Gas Tank

Written by sidney chaney
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Dents in a Ducati Monster motorcycle gas tank are a common occurrence, as the bike's handlebars impact the tank whenever the motorcycle falls over. The result is that the tanks have to be repaired fairly often. Because the tank is metal, it can be bent back into shape. With the right tools and a little time, you can remove some dents yourself.

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Things you need

  • Metal sander
  • Slide hammer
  • Welding tool

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Sand the area around the dent to remove all paint.

  2. 2

    Weld metal pins onto the dent at the points that will be pulled out.

  3. 3

    Attach the slide hammer to the pins. Use it to slowly pull the dented metal back into the original shape of the gas tank.

  4. 4

    Test the repaired tank for any gas leaks.

  5. 5

    Apply a coat of primer to the tank. Repaint the tank.

Tips and warnings

  • Extensive damage should only be repaired by a professional technician.

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