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Old 12-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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CJ Designs Tank Leak ?

Good afternoon OCers

Anyone else had issues with their CJ Designs Fuel tank?

Ours has a crack on the edge of the weld and leaks fuel, it would seem CJ Designs warrantee is 30 days ... that is as long as they trust their products for so it is on us to sort out....WTF.

I contacted Craig and he wants to A, sell us a new one or B, send it to him for quote to fix???????

Has anyone else had this issue?, can someone else post pictures comparable to ours to see how they are finished please.

One of the bigger reasons we bought this bike was its fuel capacity and with CJ Design with a good name.



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Old 12-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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i know you have been getting screwed left and right here - but I would not take it out on CJ.

You have 2 choices -

1. send it back to CJ and I bet he makes it right so everyone is happy. {I imagine he comes along here any minute and speaks for himself...)

2. find a local welder and I bet he makes it right. CJ did not use some ancient Chinese secrete to weld that tank. you are going to end up paying more for a local fix but you wont have to wait for shipping......


my 2cents - send it back to CJ......
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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i know you have been getting screwed left and right here - but I would not take it out on CJ.

You have 2 choices -

1. send it back to CJ and I bet he makes it right so everyone is happy. {I imagine he comes along here any minute and speaks for himself...)

2. find a local welder and I bet he makes it right. CJ did not use some ancient Chinese secrete to weld that tank. you are going to end up paying more for a local fix but you wont have to wait for shipping......


my 2cents - send it back to CJ......
Point is I shouldn't have too, not taking anything out on CJ other than CJ's stuff, keep it separate.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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talk about shitty luck....

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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talk about shitty luck....

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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While the behind the scenes are behind the scenes why not use some metal putty to keep you going? Its a rock solid field fix and takes the pressure of you in the short term.
If you make it here to perth I'll personally fix it for nada..... (no cost to you or CJ)
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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If you make it here to perth I'll personally fix it for nada..... (no cost to you or CJ)
Don't be too nice to him Pete - he is only a Kiwi after all.

I am just showing him some pics of your tanks on my old bike.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Since your in LA any local welding shop should be able to take care of that with a TIG no problem.

Remove the tank, call around and it should be done while you wait.

Save time and money.

Did the tank come with the bike, if that is the case then not knowing the history kinda makes it a little unfair to take it out on the manufacturer since it could have been damaged my PO through negligence or such.

Just my .02

Good luck regardless
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Point is I shouldn't have too,
your point is what.......?

that you are bitching like a little girl about a little one man shop not unconditionally replacing a part you didn't even buy from him - or your inability to bring it to a shop and have someone "figure out how it is finished".

I don't even own one of these but I bet I can guess how that seam is "finished"....... with a weld.

this is obviously is a thread focused on bitching, playing the blame game and trying to publicly slander a trusted member/vendor.

you want some constructive advice that will get the tank fixed:
get over yourself, put your big boy pants on and just take the fucking tank to a local welder.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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put your big boy pants on and just take the fucking tank to a local welder.
Big boy pants....hahahahahahahaa....

Here ends the lesson....
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As a side note...How much do you want for the tank?...
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #12
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Since your in LA any local welding shop should be able to take care of that with a TIG no problem.

Remove the tank, call around and it should be done while you wait.

Save time and money.

Did the tank come with the bike, if that is the case then not knowing the history kinda makes it a little unfair to take it out on the manufacturer since it could have been damaged my PO through negligence or such.

Just my .02

Good luck regardless
Yes it did come with the bike, to be fair the tank was unmarked, undamaged and unscratched, just leaking at the edge of the weld.

Three different professionals have looked at it and said it has defective welding at the base of the joint, I have engineering qualifications too and believe the same however whatever I say will be taken as bias so discount me from the equation.

I personally think two plates half welded is less than ideal, one single thicker plate fully welded would take less effort and give a better result, again this could be taken as bias.
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Did the tank come with the bike, if that is the case then not knowing the history kinda makes it a little unfair to take it out on the manufacturer since it could have been damaged my PO through negligence or such.
Having seen the tank myself this doesn't appear to be the case.

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this is obviously is a thread focused on bitching, playing the blame game and trying to publicly slander a trusted member/vendor.
Andi is just trying to find a solution.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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your point is what.......?

that you are bitching like a little girl about a little one man shop not unconditionally replacing a part you didn't even buy from him - or your inability to bring it to a shop and have someone "figure out how it is finished".

I don't even own one of these but I bet I can guess how that seam is "finished"....... with a weld.

this is obviously is a thread focused on bitching, playing the blame game and trying to publicly slander a trusted member/vendor.

you want some constructive advice that will get the tank fixed:
get over yourself, put your big boy pants on and just take the fucking tank to a local welder.
Struck a nerve with you eh... another keyboard toughie, please get of your mums computer and go back to play school.

I have a problem with a CJ tank, CJ Designs rang tonight to sort it out so good on them, not dragging anything else out I just want their product to work as it should which is not unreasonable in my view, too much for you ... get over it and if you are happy with substandard product then fool on you and given your level of input on here .....well what more would we expect from you.

Happy new year anyway.
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Three different professionals have looked at it and said it has defective welding at the base of the joint, I have engineering qualifications too and believe the same however whatever I say will be taken as bias so discount me from the equation.

I personally think two plates half welded is less than ideal, one single thicker plate fully welded would take less effort and give a better result, again this could be taken as bias.
You have definitely had more than your fair share of shit on this trip. I think you probably hold some kind of record for experiencing major mechanical failures sequentially in the shortest mount of time, the farthest away from home!

With that in mind, why didn't you just have the first professional weld it up while you were there? Why bother the other two? Seems to me that would have taken care of the problem and saved you time. You still could have whined about it here afterward.
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