Got the new 500 home and...

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Got the new 500 home and...

Postby pappy1118 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:21 pm

This was fun. Got my new (08) 500 home on the trailer. Strapped down well, no movement. I used ratchet straps. Let loose the first back strap, no prob. 2nd back, no prob. Moved to the front. Hmmmm, my first time moving a bike. Put kickstand back down and released strap on that side...WRONG! Bike was pulled to the other side and now has a nice hotdog shape and sized dent in tank. It fell on to the trailer railing bar. It took me over an hour to not want to cry. :cry: The bike was missing a front fender and I already bought another and repainted it in prep of this one coming home. Was gonna paint other fender, tank and covers anyhow. Do I need to pull or knock some of the dent out or can I just use "bondo glass" on it? Tank is coming off tomorrow and will be last to get paint.

Well, lesson learned. Right front tie down before left.

p.s. I was alone with the move. Get help if you can. Happy and SAFE Riding, Everyone!

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Re: Got the new 500 home and...

Postby Jamie » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:13 pm

Any decent body shop should be able to pop it out and touch it up pretty cheap. When I got my bike, the tank was dented on both sides and had a paint blister right at the base of the speedometer housing. Local shop charged me $300 to remove both dents, remove the paint blister and touch up that area, AND, re-clearcoat the tank and both front and rear fenders. Looks like new. One of these days I am going to get around to posting pics.

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Re: Got the new 500 home and...

Postby mr.clean » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:22 pm

Good deal,mine came with a dent as well.I hear horror stories costing as much as $500,so I live with it.
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