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my wifes 5yr old nephew knocked my t-bird over on christmas eve while sitting in the in-laws yard so now i have a silver dollar sized dent in my tank. GRRRRRRRR
 

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I'd tan his hide with a hickory stick. :hammer: Not really, but man would I be upset. My wife sat one her nephews on my TBS one time, and he kept rubbing his hands up and down the tank. Everyone thought he looked so cute until they looked at me and saw my head explode. :evil:

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Oi, that sucks. How did a 5 year old knock over a Tbird? Did he rock it off the center stand? I'd like to know as both my kids climb on my bike often enough.

It's good it didn't land on the little stinker, that could've been a lot worse.
 

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I got a nasty dent a few years ago on the front fender of my Miata and took it to Dent Wizard (they do paintless dent repair). In less than thirty minutes the dent was gone without any other body work required and cost was under $100. I don't know if they do motorcycle tanks but it's worth checking.
 

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Recalls the time a buddy was working on the rear of his new Harley (& first street bike). His beautiful 3 year old decided to polish the front fender with ---- a rock. He gently picked her up and set her in the back door of the house (note: not THROUGH the back door). That is the definition of control.

Then the time I got of my then new Virago to let my then girlfriend have more room to get off (sprained something). I heard the crash as I took my helmet off.

I have learned to inform all household members (and others as needed) what proper protocol around my bikes will be. No on sets on a bike without proper training, and no one sets anything on it without similar 'advice' (meaning wifey learns over time what and when is ok -- and I do the same with her horsey stuff).

Don't sit on a bike without proper footwear for the occasion.

Don't sit on a bike without applying the front brake (even just sitting on it & before lifting it off of the side stand). Even Wifey knows this at bike shops now. Grab it before your feet leave the ground to get over it.

Don't set anything on the bike without asking (after a couple of overnight + trips wifey is getting pretty good at it).

Don't expect space on the bike without asking.
You are responsible for lost items if you leave them on the bike (and didn't work out a way to lock them before we left) when parked.

Not so draconian as sensible (lessons learned).
 

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I was told that paintless dent repair doesn't work on motorcycle fuel tanks because the gauge of sheet metal used is much greater than is used on car bodywork.

Plus, I think I would be worried about sparks!
 

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he and my 8yr old and twin 4 yr olds have been told to stay away but my son said austin leaned over it from the left side the ground was wet from rain so i had the sidestand on a 2x4 block so it was up enough that it fell over,,,,,, bit my tongue and i'll just repaint it, it has a scratch in the imperial green on the tank and the clear on the front fender has crazed also
 
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