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Just wondering how common is Expansion Tank damage ? I'm not talking about kerb or speed bump damage, but imapact from road debris etc.

We have done 10,500 kms on our 1800 and suffered a punctured expansion tank. Easy to R & R, plastic welders fixed it in a jiff.

But I am interested to hear how common a problem it is, or is not ???

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Seams to be a common thing on the 1800's.

I would install a "belly pan" if I had a 1800.

I have one on my 1500 and it keeps rocks and other stuff from hitting the underside of the engine.
 

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I was one of those worried about a puncture so I made a shield like in Fred Harmons pictorial. Over the years Ive found a few dents and scratches on the shield.
http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/coolant
Towards the bottom of the pictorial he shows you how to make a shield.
 

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Interesting, have ordered a belly pan. I don't think I'd be confortable riding without one now. (Might even order one for the bike as well ! LOL)

It's not worth the risk. Whilst it's no big deal to ride without an effective expansion tank, there is always the worry about fluid levels and checking the radiator level with Air Wings fitted is not something you want to do every day
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