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V-Twin
faceonahead wrote:
No idea of it was done locally, but it matches pretty well.
So, let me get this straight.  You KNOW your tank was repaired?  Not replaced?  Because, as far as I know, Melbourne dealer does not repair painted parts.  They are all replaced with factory painted replacement parts.  So, I assumed, all Indian dealers replaced them, not repaired.
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faceonahead
I miss read your question, new tank, don't know where it was painted
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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V-Twin
faceonahead wrote:
I miss read your question, new tank
Okay, so you got a brand new tank (factory painted and delivered from USA).  

faceonahead wrote:
don't know where it was painted
???  So... what was painted?
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faceonahead
Nothing painted that I know of,  just replaced, sorry it is the way I read your bank of questions...
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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V-Twin
No worries... sorry about all questions.

So... we have concluded that 'some' factory painted tanks can be defective (bubbles).  This is not good for Indian.  Even if it is only 1 in many... it still means, QA process failed.  The least Indian can do is make good by replacing it.

Anyone familiar with painting panels?  Why would paint bubble?  Is it poor preparation?  Or dust?  
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faceonahead
So bike back as of this morning, final verdict on the paint job of tank was to just replace it which was pretty good as to be honest a good spray painter could have probably fixed it.  So all in all the below was done to bike as part of repair job

  1. New front fender
  2. New front fender black tip and trim
  3. touch up paint front forks
  4. Replace reflectors on forks
  5. new arlen ness rad III mirrors
  6. new switch controls on RHS of bars
  7. new S1 exhaust, exhaust tip and shields
  8. new ape h'bars
  9. new rh grip
  10. new brake lever
  11. new brake hoses
  12. weld and repair RHS front indicator mount (V-twin - so it would appear dealers do some repairs and not straight replace)
  13. new indicator
  14. new front headpipe
  15. new cam cover & gasket
  16. new rhs floorboard support
  17. new jac knife floorboadrs
  18. new fuel tank (was origianlly a repaint had confrimed so apoligies for prior miss leading post, but replaced this week due to bubbles in paint)
  19. new rhs side plastic cover 
  20. new saddlebags

I also made the most of it being stripped down and had heated grips installed (so I could pocket the new factory replaced grips as spares too) and heated rider and pillion seats.

Finally and not because of the accident the ECU flash to 2017 software has resolved all the little annoyances I had with S2 cams, so now the bike is better than before in my opinion.

My only gripe time from accident to today 3 months to get it back to pre accident state
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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V-Twin
Glad you got your bike back and in great condition!!  👍😀
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Robbo

Great to hear you have a resolution and that it is finally a good outcome. It sucks that you had to wait so long to get it sorted but at least you are happy with the result. Not to mention that you are no longer reliant on public transport?

2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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faceonahead
@robbo, I save about an hour each way now [smile]
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
So, let me get this straight.  You KNOW your tank was repaired?  Not replaced?  Because, as far as I know, Melbourne dealer does not repair painted parts.  They are all replaced with factory painted replacement parts.  So, I assumed, all Indian dealers replaced them, not repaired.


My panniers got re-painted on the red and bone bike - they would not replace them because it was only a "paint scrape" and not physical damage.
This was the insurance company not Indian (as far as I am aware)
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Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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crash
3 months, that's huge.

At least it is back on the road now.  Glad to hear it has all come together - even if it was protracted.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
This was the insurance company not Indian (as far as I am aware)
Crash, can you tell us who you were insured with at the time?

Face, who was your insurance company as well?
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Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
Crash, can you tell us who you were insured with at the time?


QBE - but in all fairness the job that Indian did was pretty spectacular.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
QBE - but in all fairness the job that Indian did was pretty spectacular.
Oh bugger!  I'm with QBE as well...  hmm... 🤔
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Melbourne, Victoria
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faceonahead
I am insured with NRMA but becasue I was interstate RACQ contractor did the inspection for repairs
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