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Old 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default sponge pouch under the fuel tank? sponge disintegrated!

Hi All:
I have a 2002 model Monster 620 i.e.

I have noticed some black powder came out from the pouch under the tank whenever I lift the tank up.
I then realised that the powder was from the disintegrated sponge/foam inside the pouch.

I am wondering what's the function of this sponge/foam pouch?
Is it important to get a new replacement?
or I can just retro-fill any similar size sponge/foam into the pouch.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe it is for sound deadining and or tank insulation.

I am not using mine. No problems.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That pad is expensive. I replaced mine and was shocked when I saw that it cost $150! Why anyone would want to dampen the beautiful sound that a Ducati motor makes is beyond any reasonable thought.
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