This is a repair we did on a Yamaha motorcycle. Traditionally in motorcycle dent removal the motorcycle gas tank sits on top of the motorcycle. The rider then has the gas tank between their legs. On this Yamaha model however,that is not the case. The gas tank actually rests under the seat on this bike. Where the tank would traditionally sit between the riders legs is actually just a metal cover that resembles a smaller gas tank but this is actually just covering the frame of the bike as well as the top of the engine assembly.
First thing we do in motorcycle dent removal is mount this engine cover to our motorcycle vice stand. This gives us a solid platform to mount the cover to so it will not move during the repair process. There is a lot of pressure and force that needs to be applied in order to push damage out of any item that has a dent in it and motorcycles are no exception. Once the cover is mounted we use all sorts of specialized tools some are even specifically made to work on motorcycles. Some of the biggest differences in a motorcycle specific tool and a traditional tool is the strength. While all dent removal tools are strong, motorcycles are extremely strong compared to a cars sheet metal. So the motorcycle specific tools are much more stout this allows us the apply force to the damaged areas and push them out and not have the tool bend in the process. A tool that bends means there is a waste of energy being applied to the repair and not all of the force from the technician is being applied to the repair making it more difficult resulting in a longer repair time as well creating more work for the technician.
In the end we use a combination of tools to get this damage out and make this engine cover dent free once again. The bike owner was thrilled with the results and happy to have a dent free motorcycle. He was especially happy since he was able to ride the bike to our shop, remove the cover and take off to work. Then later show up to pick it up and simply snap it back on the bike and go down the road once again.
You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need a technician specifically for my motorcycle? Dents are just dents right?” While not entirely wrong, there are several key differences that set motorcycle techs and normal PDR experts apart. It mostly comes down to what they have the most experience in. A car tech, for instance, has extensive knowledge of many different makes and models; when a car they have never worked on before comes around, they usually have no problem spotting patterns and similarities.
As for motorcycle techs, they need the knowledge to disassemble parts of the motorcycle and put it back together. Many of the parts on bikes are tightly packed and very small. This causes issues when trying to repair hard to reach areas, like certain spots on the fender. To overcome this, MPDR experts isolate the damaged parts and repair them individually, leaving you with a smooth, pristine, factory fresh finish.
Why Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless dent repair is the premier method for removing all minor body damage on cars and motorcycles. Our technicians have dedicated years of practice to perfecting the craft of paintless dent repair. However, there is no way to learn everything PDR is capable of. It is an ever-evolving industry that continues to grow and improve. No other process can beat the fast, affordable, and quality service we provide.
To start with, the standard PDR job can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, while hail damage usually takes a couple of days. This is nearly three times faster than competing body shops! Next, most paintless dent repair processes are very simple, and require no more than hand tools and the skills of a talented tech. This allows us to bring you the lowest repair rates in Sioux Falls. Finally, quality is the most important benefit of PDR. This is the closest you will ever get to never having the dent in the first place.
Can You Fix Every Dent?
90% of all minor body damage can be fixed using paintless dent repair. Here at Sioux Falls Dent Repair we fix cars and motorcycles, both modern and classic. However, what we are able to fix is limited by the size and location of the damage.
If the dent is too close to the edge of a panel, then the metal may be too tough to reshape.
If the dent is too sharp, then the metal may be stretched to far as it is.
And, if the paint is cracked or chipped, we can’t repair it because there are far too many quality problems.
This is rarely an issue with motorcycle fender repair. The paint is very malleable, and the material is easy to work with. If you need a Brandon motorcycle fender repair team, call us today at 605-595-4061, so we can start you off with a free damage assessment!
No matter how experienced a rider you are, chances are your bike is going to get damaged eventually. It happens to all of us. You can take every precaution imaginable:
Parking hundreds of feet from the nearest car
But regardless of what you try there are two things for certain: That dent is going to find you somewhere, somehow, and it’s going to cost you. So it’s worth knowing a Brandon motorcycle repair tech.
Paintless dent repair is the best way to fix minor body damage to your motorcycle, period. It’s fast, it provides great value, it won’t harm resale potential, and it works on virtually any dent that hasn’t harmed the paint. How? Through our advanced non-invasive processes and a whole lot of practice. At no point during our procedure do we alter the paint job of your motorcycle. Everything is done in a way that does not ruin your resale value or take any of the time consuming steps that body shops do. The bottom line is, if PDR is an option take it.
What Can’t MPDR Fix?
Motorcycle PDR is limited primarily by the depth and location of the dent, as well as the thickness of the tank. Generally speaking, large dents are easier to fix than smaller ones. If the dent looks like it was caused by something around the size of a soccer ball then it is most likely wide and shallow enough to be removed. Smaller dents, on the other hand, are much less predictable. Since the objects are more compact they cause deeper dents that result in stretching and tearing. In the worst scenarios the paint could crack making MPDR virtually impossible. If you aren’t sure if your dent can be repaired with PDR then schedule your free damage assessment with a Brandon motorcycle repair tech here!
How is MPDR Different?
When compared to standard PDR, motorcycles require a considerable amount of experience to compensate for factors like the difference in metal or the smaller, more compact parts. Because of this we usually opt to remove the parts before hand so we can better access the damage. Those who don’t remove parts, especially the tank, risk damaging other essential pieces. Normally, if you need a motorcycle repaired you should go with a specialist like our Brandon motorcycle repair experts.
If you are familiar with standard paintless dent repair then you most likely understand the basics of motorcycle PDR. It is a simple, yet highly specialized, process for removing dents and dings from the body of your bike without removing or damaging the paint. This process usually involves a variety of tools unique to paintless dent repair. Our trained Brandon MPDR technicians begin the process with a free quote. Claim yours by calling us at 605-595-4061or filling out our contact form.
What Makes Motorcycles Different?
MPDR requires the talents of a technician that is experienced with motorcycles. Why? Well, simply put, they aren’t the same as cars. Motorcycles have much smaller parts and tougher metal, meaning techs need to know the ins and outs of your ride. For example, many paintless dent repair experts try repairing tanks and fenders without isolating/removing the parts. Brandon MPDR experts know this restricts your access to the dent. Small details like this are what separate us from the regular dent pros.
Quality That Can’t Be Beat
Paintless dent repair is the closest you can get to a brand new factory look. This is easily the greatest advantage to MPDR. No priming, no filling, no paint matching, or shrinkage. Your dent is gone and that’s that. Our Brandon MPDR team always brings their ‘A’ game, delivering the highest quality results on time every time. We guarantee you won’t even be able to tell the dent was there in the first place.
Why Go Paintless?
Still not convinced? Check out all of these amazing benefits of paintless dent repair:
No splotches or shrinkage
Extremely fast (we just pop the dents right out)
No ring or scratches down the road
Keep your factory paint
Impress dealers, wholesalers, and other buyers
No trace at all
Our goal as Sioux Falls’ premier PDR company is to reach as many customers in need as possible, so we’ve extended our knowledge to motorcycles. Now, you can keep your bike in peak condition and wow buyers everywhere with your flawless finish. Call our Brandon MPDR team today at 605-595-4061to watch that dent disappear!
Sioux Falls MPDR, or Motorcycle Paintless Dent Repair as it is more properly known, is the industry preferred way of maintaining your motorcycle tins such as fenders or tanks. It is a cost effective, fast, and reliable method. However, most importantly it is the safest way to restore your bike without ruining its factory fresh condition. Since Harley Davidson and other motorcycle manufacturers do not do body work or even release paint codes for matching there is often no other option available. So we take it upon ourselves to set an industry standard of lightning fast repairs, unbeatable prices, and premium repairs!
Professional Techs – Sioux Falls MPDR technicians receive training even after becoming a full time employee. This promotes dependable work and innovation.
Insurance Approved – Over the years metal and base/clear coat paint finishes have become more and more common. This has allowed for MPDR to become a viable alternative to standard body shops. In fact, many insurance companies will waive your deductible if you choose MPDR over traditional methods because of how common resilient paints are!
State of the Art Technology – Our Sioux Falls MPDR team uses specialized equipment for repairing motorcycles. This gives us the competitive edge required to provide flawless repairs at unbeatable prices!
Protect Your Blue Book Value – MPDR is the only repair method proven to boost your motorcycle’s resale value! We leave your original paint job completely untouched with our non-invasive techniques.
Your #1 Motorcycle Dent Repair Solution
Our goal as Sioux Falls’ #1 MPDR company is to provide premium services with fast a low price results. Finding a local motorycle PDR company can be difficult but we don’t let that stop us from providing the best deals available. For affordable repairs that will have you back on the road in no time call us today at 605-595-4061. We’ll schedule your free estimate so you can start saving now!