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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

Hey guys,

I have the classic leaking from the hinge tank going on right now and I have been thinking about just buying a new tank and switching internals over. But, a Ducati Guru of mine says I cant just go out and buy a monster tank because the S4 tanks (which is what I need) is different. Apparently it has an indent in the bottom to clear the battery?

Anybody ever heard this? or can you clear it up for me please?

Heath

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 01:02 PM

 
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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

I had the EXACT same thing happen to my S4 tank, got it internally coated (I forget what the stuff they coat it with is) is it's been fine ever since......That was last fall.....

I found out that lifting my tank up too far and putting strain on the cheesily spot-welded hinge is what did it....

You might want to check into that coating procedure.....I am fairly positive that the S4 tank is unique to that model (as are many other parts for the S4 ).....Don't quote me on that though....Maybe an M900 tank from the same year?
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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

read this for info on different tanks

pm this guy for info on tank repair

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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

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Hey guys,

I have the classic leaking from the hinge tank going on right now and I have been thinking about just buying a new tank and switching internals over. But, a Ducati Guru of mine says I cant just go out and buy a monster tank because the S4 tanks (which is what I need) is different. Apparently it has an indent in the bottom to clear the battery?

Anybody ever heard this? or can you clear it up for me please?

Heath
Pretty sure all steel tanks '03 and up will work for you.
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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

I just fixed my 2nd(!) leaky hinge tank - the 2nd being from my 01S4. I first had it brazed, like I did on the 1st (02M750 - worked fine) but on the S4 tank the weld failed. GRRRR. I got some "Numetal" from KBS coatings and molded it all around the hinge area, seams included and it is now as good as new. Worth a try as you don't need to do much to the tank as far as taking all the internals out and such...

BTW, both tanks (S4 and 750) were identical.


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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

01 S4 and 02 and newer Monsters, untill they started with the plastic tanks

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Re: Is the S4 Tank Different from other monster tanks ?

as long as (1) the tank is metal, (2) the tank has the large hole in the top, and (3) all the 4 metal spigots (whatever those little metal tubes to which all the hoses attach to are called) on the bottom rear portion of the tank are in the same configuration as your tank it will fit! i have changed tanks on my 02 s4 four times and the only think i look for are these 3 things. i always ask for a picture of the bottom rear part of the tank and make sure it looks the same as under my tank.
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