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« on: September 06, 2017, 06:11:52 am »

1st post - I have seen old threads on this issue. I spent an unhappy hour (in the dark!) trying to refit the tank on my '06 1050 ST last night, after changing the battery. It took an unhealthy amount of swearing, shoving, swearing & forcing to get it back on the bike. It clearly wasn't like that when it left the factory & I put it down to not having any workshop/garage space or time to do maintenance to the standard I'd like. It makes far more sense now (though is, if anything more frustrating) that I find out there is a known issue with the fuel tank distorting. It has clearly been rubbing around the headstock & there is a mark where the left bar has made contact with the tank at full lock.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 08:20:06 am »

Wish I did...  I thought about getting a steel tank years ago and then gave up.  Came up with a process for getting the tank back on using 1x2s and shims...    
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 12:34:50 pm »


1st post - I have seen old threads on this issue. I spent an unhappy hour (in the dark!) trying to refit the tank on my '06 1050 ST last night, after changing the battery. It took an unhealthy amount of swearing, shoving, swearing & forcing to get it back on the bike. It clearly wasn't like that when it left the factory & I put it down to not having any workshop/garage space or time to do maintenance to the standard I'd like. It makes far more sense now (though is, if anything more frustrating) that I find out there is a known issue with the fuel tank distorting. It has clearly been rubbing around the headstock & there is a mark where the left bar has made contact with the tank at full lock.
Anybody know of any solutions?  Headscratch


Check out the Sprint section at triumphrat.net. This is a known problem with the 1050's, both ST and GT. The inner tank is plastic, and can change shape if off the bike too long, making remounting the tank difficult. There are threads on the subject where people have shared their tricks.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 01:21:06 pm »

I never found it necessary to remove the tank to replace the battery.  With a little persuasion, it will fit past.  

I had my '05 ST with a plastic tank for 10 years and 85,000 miles.  I had the tank off many times and never had an issue refitting the tank.  I don't know why some do.  Other than rendering my magnetic tank bag useless, I liked the plastic tank.
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