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Stick pierced my tank

As the title says, a stick pierced my black plastic tank on my 08 KTM300.
I took it to a plastic welder today who will try fix it. He was looking on tank for marking to say what type of plastic it is but found nothing. Said he'd experiment to determine type of plastic. Does anyone on here know what plastic was used in the black tanks?
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Don't stuff around with it burns1... You need a new/replacement tank.
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As the title says, a stick pierced my black plastic tank on my 08 KTM300.
I took it to a plastic welder today who will try fix it. He was looking on tank for marking to say what type of plastic it is but found nothing. Said he'd experiment to determine type of plastic. Does anyone on here know what plastic was used in the black tanks?
Bike tanks are a snack to fix and made from either polyethylene (PE, HDPE, PE-LLD, LDPE) or cross-linked polyethylene (XPE or PEX).

All bike tanks have an I.D. code imprinted on them to tell you exactly what they're made from.

Run a mile from this fellow. Go here...

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I'm willing to cross Nutty here:
Don't stuff around with it burns1... You need a new/replacement tank.
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All bike tanks have an I.D. code imprinted on them to tell you exactly what they're made from.
Yeah that's what he was looking for. Didn't seem to be one.
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I'm willing to cross Nutty here:
Don't stuff around with it burns1... You need a new/replacement tank.
Why? What's your reasoning?
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My reasoning is the cost of a used tank is likely comparable to the cost of your repairs.
For peace of mind... I'll leave that/the decision up to you.
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I've got a ghey mate that gets pierced in the tank regularly, ill run it by him and let you know.
Can't be too hard as from what i can tell he doesn't leak. Haven't heard him fart since the teenage years but this is non related.
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My reasoning is the cost of a used tank is likely comparable to the cost of your repairs.
For peace of mind... I'll leave that/the decision up to you.
Fair point. Your due deference has been noted for consideration of future indulgences.
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