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Old 06-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #91
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Is My Touratech Rear Rallye Tank Repairable?

Hi guys,

I have just bough a Touratech rallye rear fuel tank off of fleabay and to my surprise found it cracked on arrival . It seems like the tank mount has been stressed during a previous Optic 2000 rallye, maybe after a fall. The area would be tricky to get into and yes, it leaks like a sieve.

The tank is made out of Polyamide 6 (PA 6). My question is, can this be repaired for reasonable cost and perhaps reinforced by plastic welding? I have the possibility of returning it to the seller so all is not lost.

Thanks for your input and wisdom. Here are the pics.








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Old 06-23-2008, 09:00 AM   #92
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PA-6 is what KTM uses for their painted tanks, and I have some links for you from the LC4 index:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62087
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62059
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113337

I hope you find the info you need. I read that plastic welding is a skill, so if you go that route you should try to find someone who knows what they are doing.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:58 AM   #93
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Thanks for that.

I have read all thread that prefer to Polyamide and tank repair but could not decide whether to stick with it or return it. Given that the tank cost me the equivalent of around $540US then perhaps I would be better returning it for a full refund. Any repair is unlikely to be as strong as the original and I guess that the mounting point puts stress exactly where the fracture occurred.
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