HOW TO: TAKE DINGS OUT OF TANKS

An­noy­ing mi­nor crease in your tank? There’s a cheap and (al­most) ef­fec­tive easy fix for a ten­ner

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Contents - Words and pic­tures: Alan See­ley

Get rid of unsightly creases and nasty lit­tle dents the cheap way

That dink in your fuel tank. An­noy­ing, isn’t it? You can ig­nore it for a while then on those oc­ca­sions you ap­proach your bike at a cer­tain an­gle in just the right kind of light, it leaps out at you. One day you’ll do some­thing about it. Strip­ping the tank, sort­ing the dents or dents and a to­tal re­paint are out of the ques­tion fi­nan­cially. And it re­ally isn’t that bad, is it?

So you ig­nore it a while longer then you no­tice it again. You re­ally must do some­thing about it. That’s how Gary felt about a 4-inch ding in the tank of his Suzuki GSX1100. Wan­der­ing the aisles pe­rus­ing the qual­ity wares in our lo­cal QD store, he no­ticed a cheap dent re­moval kit. It was in the bar­gain bin of the bar­gain em­po­rium be­cause a cou­ple of its con­tents were miss­ing, how­ever nei­ther of those were key to the ba­sic op­er­a­tion of the de­vice. Peel­ing a ten­ner from his mighty wad, he was now the owner of a Rol­son Dent Puller. Would it be money well spent or should he have spent it on a 12-pack of diet Guin­ness? Let’s see.

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That’s the new slim­line Medium-g play­ing with his nob

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