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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Ninja Tank Bonnet

So I bough a used tank from some guy and it has no shims plus it looks like he ****ed up the bonnet, sort of. I just want to know if I can still use the tank, here is the pic I took.

I'm also curious as to how much some shims would cost from Ninja.
Thanks for the help.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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call ninja.

or the ninjarep will ninja his way onto this thread within the next couple days.

that reg has no bonnet.

in theory i'd assume that's fine, but in my own practice i wouldn't use it
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I took the top half of the bonnet off to show you. I already sent ninja an email too. The only reason I'm asking about all of this is because I'm selling the tank and would feel bad if it doesn't work.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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as long as it seals and does not leak it should be fine. but why sell it? just pick up some shims

that is just a result of whoever you bought it from being a dumb ass and not taking the set screws out before cranking on the bonnet, in order to fix it you would have to replace the regulator.

on a side note, can you either take the photo down or at least re-size it so it does not rape everyones screen?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the top half IS the bonnet IIRC. because what we're looking at is the regulator itself
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the bonnet is the removable piece, the one that has the tank o-ring(s) on it
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The damage is done to the tank regulator, and not to the bonnet. The bonnet, as Trbo suggested, is the removable piece that contains the threads. Being that the regulator is gouged, I'd consider replacing the regulator prior to selling the tank. Hopefully, you have an old tank laying around with an old(er) regulator...with an in-hydro bottle....

OR...sell your 68/45 to the dude, and get this tank reg replaced with a Ninja Pro reg w/ swivel collar..and let everyone know how it is
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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ninja regs are all of about $30-$40 anyway, so if you really wanted to replace it its cheap. but like i said as long as it seals there is no issue. the set screws would have to jump over the threading in order for the bonnet to come off. so while the damage may not look nice, i see no danger at all
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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OR...sell your 68/45 to the dude, and get this tank reg replaced with a Ninja Pro reg w/ swivel collar..and let everyone know how it is
a bit overrated. sure its nice to set the angle of your nipple, but once done, you'll never ever touch it again. and the collar set screws on mine tend to shake loose after a couple weeks
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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it's VERY useful if you plan on using it for multiple markers.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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but then you would have to adjust it all the time as different ASAs would put the nipple and gauge at different spots...

i like my way better, drop forward. i never have to adjust any tank
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That's kinda the point...
That way no marker you use has that nipple digging into your wrist.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Reflex has the nipple straight up and down on my 50/45
Etek3 has it pointing into my wrist to the right (or just below depending on my stance)
Impulse is straight down.
Tippmann is kinda up, but sides to the left.



I've been sitting and wondering if all this hype has been worth it...I'm just scared to crack a reg off a tank and install another one. Something about aluminum being soft, there being nothing to brace against, and needing to put torsion on an 80 dollar tank's threads...eesh....makes me uneasy.

Didn't think to screw my Breast Cancer tank in to see where it sat first. Hmm..
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I clamped my regulator into a vice and torqued the living crap out my tank with a strap wrench. When I was about to give up, it came free. there's some pretty beefy stuff going on inside the bottle, and the regulator threads are nothing to worry about.

the scary moment is when you fill your tank for the first time.
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the scary moment is when you fill your tank for the first time.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yet another reason drop forwards are awesome

that would drive me nuts having to adjust the tank anytime i switched markers.

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Reflex has the nipple straight up and down on my 50/45
Etek3 has it pointing into my wrist to the right (or just below depending on my stance)
Impulse is straight down.
Tippmann is kinda up, but sides to the left.



I've been sitting and wondering if all this hype has been worth it...I'm just scared to crack a reg off a tank and install another one. Something about aluminum being soft, there being nothing to brace against, and needing to put torsion on an 80 dollar tank's threads...eesh....makes me uneasy.

Didn't think to screw my Breast Cancer tank in to see where it sat first. Hmm..
i did it with about a dozen tanks, its not that hard. heres what i did, had a vise, lined both sides with multiple rags, took the gauge off of the tank but left the fill nipple on, put the tank in the vise upside down so the reg body with the fill nipple was in the vise, then took a strap wrench around the tank itself

had an issue with 1 of the 12 tanks in that it was on so tight that the fill nipple snapped off. not sure how to get around that one though.
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